|Now that we’ve reached the anti-climactic January side of December’s whirling frenzy, many
people might be feeling a little blue.
To battle the winter blues, we're going to look at the colour orange, (blue's opposite on the
colour wheel) and when I think of orange, I think of tropical sunsets, camp fires and…
Oranges, carrots and ginger also appear in spas as concentrated essential oils.
|GINGERED CARROT AND ORANGE SOUP
2 TB butter
1) Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. 2) Add leeks and cook, stirring often, until softened but not browned, about 5 minutes. 3) Add carrots and ginger and sauté for 1 minute. 4) Add stock, cover and bring to a boil. 5) Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until carrots are tender, 20-30 minutes. 6) Remove from heat, stir in orange juice and peel. Purée mixture, in batches, in a food processor or blender. 7) Return to saucepan and add cream. 8) Heat, but do not boil. 9) Season with salt and pepper. 10) Garnish each bowl with chives. --from Carroll Allen's Recipes Only Cookbook, 1989, pg 50.
May I also suggest having a Homespunspa Pajama Party to boost your spirits. Picture the fringe benefits:
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