March 16, 2011 § 7 Comments
Carrot soup. My mind has been taken over by carrot soup. If I close my eyes, I see orange. When I look around my kitchen I think, “I wonder if THAT would taste good in carrot soup (banana/carrot soup?). I had a request for a good carrot soup recipe, and, well, I’m still looking.
I’ve made one recipe twice now (A version inspired by carrot soups from How To Cook Everything Vegetarian and 101 Cookbooks). I thought I really liked it the first time. I made it again to make sure I wasn’t leading people astray, and I discovered something: It tasted mildly of vomit. I’m not sure what it was (the lemon, the thyme, the honey, the garlic?), but, you think it’s good, you’re eating it happily, and ten bites in, you realize you just can’t do it. Ten bites was your limit. At ten bites, it tastes like throw up.
So, I’m going to give my family a break from carrot soup for a while (two times in three days was a bit much for them). But, now I’m really intrigued. Does anyone out there have a tested carrot soup recipe that doesn’t call for coconut milk, doesn’t taste like baby food, and doesn’t remind you of your last bad stomach virus? Surely there is a good one out there. I think. Maybe.