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We’re cooking more soups now that colder temps are here. We find that a good soup warms the body ... and soul. And the roasted carrot soup featured here would do just that. (Click here to see the recipe.)[caption id="attachment_7751" align="aligncenter" width="448"]Carrot Soup Photo courtesy of[/caption]

Carrot Soup

This soup, courtesy of our friends at, gets its special flavor by first broiling the carrots until they brown and soften. Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, the culinary heavyweights behind, note that this gives the carrots "sweet, earthy depth.”They also point out this soup - created by a cook named Reeve - uses just seven ingredients, minus the salt and pepper. It can be made in about 30 minutes. Despite its simplicity, this creamy, dairy-free soup packs “complex" flavor, Hesser and Stubbs add.That complexity comes in part from simmering some ginger root and a thyme sprig in the broth before the carrots and onions are added. (Click here to see the recipe.)Use our Everyday Fresh oil to prepare the soup. And add to this soup's flavor complexity by giving each bowl a finishing drizzle or our robust Miller's Blend or Limited Reserve oils.Bon appétit,Your friends at California Olive Ranch