Carrots and Ginger – a hot bowl of soup

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Today called for a warming soup – hot soup inspired by a colleague.

Winter is finally here. It’s been -12-18 C all week! Some mornings it’s been even under -20 C but we don’t mind. A winter should be winter with freezing temperatures and lots of snow. There is not much snow and we’ve saved from shovelling it. The remote-controlled heating system of my car keeps me happy and warm on the road.

We had our annual Travel Fair a week ago in Helsinki. Yes, our fair. This is because I work in the field of tourism education and we are always present at the fair. January is best time for the fair and we can most often treat our visitors with cold and snowy weather and loads of sunshine. And we were not turned down this year either.  The cold outside makes a good contrast with the stands of exotic and far–away destinations at the fair. It’s great for the exhibitors and the visitors. Many start planning their summer holidays and even book them during the fair. The professionals get to experience Finnish winter.

This soup might have an inspiration of far-way destinations – countries where ginger, coriander and pepper grow – and also carrots from the vegetable garden.

This is what you need for a soup for four

500 g carrots
1 onion
piece of ginger (3 x 3 cm, approximately an inch)
2 cloves of garlic

0.5 dl water and chicken stock
0.5 dl water
fresh coriander

Peel and chop the carrots, ginger, onion and garlic. Cook them in water and vegetable stock for 30 minutes.
Purée the soup and add the other half a litre of water. Let come to boil and serve hot.
Decorate with fragrant coriander leaves.

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