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Spiced Carrot Soup

Spiced Carrot Soup with Giant Croutons
for the soup
250g carrots, roughly cubed
1 tomato, cut into quarter
1 white onion, chopped
1 celery stick, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
3 tbsp soup mix lentils and beans, soaked
handful tarragon, chopped
handful coriander, chopped
1/2 tsp coriander seed, dry roasted and crushed
1/2 orange
750ml vegetable stock
olive oil
nob of butter
for croutons
couple of slices bread, cut into large cubes
1 clove garlic, crushed and chopped
olive oil

Heat the oil and butter in a large pan and saute onion, celery for until soften a little. Then add garlic, carrots, tomato, crushed coriander and tarragon. Stir and cook for another few mins.

Add vegetable stock and soup mix. Bring to boil and simmer until tender.

While soup is simmering away, mix the bread, oil and garlic in a large baking tray.

Bake them for 10 mins in the pre-heated oven (180º).

When ready, whizz them with blender. I don't bother too much with making them smooth. 

Season, add squeeze of an orange and garnish with chopped coriander.
Finish it off with giant croutons and a little drizzle of olive oil or spoonful of creme fraiche.


  • Hi Claire,
    It is so lovely of you to come and visit me and thanks for your most kind comments. ( I'm sure my dear sis might have poked you hard for you to do that, knowing her…)
    I just checked out your blog, and read few post. In particular, if you ask me, the one about paris is very sweet. And I can just about sense and agree why you feel so special about River Scene…
    It's been so lovely to meet you over this world of blogging, and I very much look forward to seeing you soon, hopefully nearer the future, Clarie.

    S x

  • hello :) my name is claire( kyungjin)
    i'm best friend of ur sister :)
    yesterday i heard about ur blog, so i visit.
    ur blog is sooooo pretty and romantic.
    especially,photo is really awesome :)
    i've never net u, but i really hope to see u :)

    take care!


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