Published On: December 8, 2021271 words1.4 min read

My blog is like a general store that’s stocked with an array of merchandise. Once a month, the merchandise is re-stocked. Aisle markers have labels like, Comfort Foods, Inspiring Ingests, Seasonal Items, Deal of the Day, Just for Fun, and Give-a-ways. In these aisles, you will find projects for children, projects for adults, and projects adults can do with children. As well as musings on life, lifestyle, and random things that have caught my fancy. Recipes, sports, family dynamics, writing, mentoring, household challenges, and quotes and riddles are sure to be selected topics.

Grab a taste of this month’s special from the Recipe/Give-a-Way aisle.

When the weather turns chilly, a bowl of steaming soup skyrockets to the top of my “I want” list. This week I made a light, yet filling carrot soup with orange and ginger and served it with homemade parmesan croutons. The crunchy croutons paired nicely with the textured soup. A shimmery spiral of olive oil on the soup’s surface and a sprig of mint completed my presentation. Basil could easily substitute for the mint. One other detail that added to the presentation was serving the soup in a white bowl. The contrast of color, added a splash of drama to entice my guests.

The execution is simple. Allow yourself plenty of time to peel and chop ingredients and wait for the vegetables to be cooked. Have all the ingredients prepped in advance to save time.

Here’s the link to the delicious recipe for Carrot Soup With Orange and Ginger from the  William Sonoma cookbook, SOUP

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