Carrot Soup with Ginger & Honey

Being the middle-class ponces we are, it is only natural that we should take delivery of an Abel & Cole organic vegetable box once a week. Carrots have featured fairly heavily of late and as a result we have developed quite a backlog of the things.

This soup is based on a recipe from an excellent book called ‘Soup Kitchen‘ published by Collins for £14.99. Unfortunately the end result was a tad bland so we had to do a few last minute adjustments to make it worthy of a yumblog. The end result turned out to be pretty tasty.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour
Skill level: Easy
Serves: 4/6


  • carrot – 600g – grated
  • 1 medium onion – chopped
  • ginger – 20g – finely grated
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • clear honey – 1 tbsp
  • vegetable stock – made up with 450ml of water
  • greek yoghurt
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Lightly fry the onion in the olive oil, add the ginger and sweat over a very low heat for 10 minutes. Add the carrots, lemon juice, honey, stock and water. Stir, season and bring to the boil. Turn down the heat, cover and simmer gently for 45 minutes.

When cooked, liquidise until smooth and adjust the seasoning.

Serve and stir in a generous spoonful of yoghurt.

Verdict: As mentioned before, the original recipe lacked flavour, however the addition of the stock and yoghurt really lifted this dish (bowl).

Drink: Well, we weren’t going to drink tonight, however there was a Leffe in the fridge and half a bottle of red left over from the weekend…

Entertainment:Survivors‘, episode 7, series 2. Written by the mighty Ian McCulloch (not the bunnyman) himself and a big improvement on the other episodes in this occasionally preposterous and regularly annoying second series. Greg of course gets to kill again … like the man said “it gets easier”


  1. heh richard, nice touch that you include entertainment as part of the eating experience… i dig that…

  2. Hi Paul, pleased you dig it … not sure I’d recommend indiscriminate viewing of Survivors though … the episode we watched last night tackled the tricky subject of the relevance of religion in a post-apocalyptic world and was so leaden we almost lost the will to live. Thanks for being our first genuine blogger.

  3. Post-apocalyptic world’s eh? What would be the ideal last supper? perhaps inspiration might come from Hakim Beys communique 11 from ‘Temporal Autonomous Zone’ about lite food. Scroll to the bottom of the communique to read his ‘Menu For An Anarchist Black Banquet (veg & non- veg)’

    TAZ is one of the best books ever to grace the planet!

  4. Well hello again Paul, thanks for taking yumblog off into a whole new metaphysical direction. I imagine if I were the wrong side of the apocalypse I’d be in the market for comfort food – perhaps mashed potato, baked beans and fish fingers? Or scrambled egg and spaghetti hoops on toast.

    On the plus side we still have a generous five years to plan our last meal, for as you know, the world won’t be ending until 2012.

    In ‘Survivors’ they seem to eat mainly rabbit stew.


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