Creamy Carrot Soup For A Winter Meal

Carrot soup is an easy soup to make on a cold day yet rich enough to be a first course at a holiday meal.  There are many variations to carrot soup, but most use chicken stock and some type of milk for a rich creamy flavor.  Today’s recipe adds fresh ginger for a little zing in the taste.  I like a tablespoon of Greek yogurt on top of my bowl of soup but that  is optional.  My brother-in-law likes a touch of spicy like  a teaspoon of Harissa relish on top of the yogurt. (Harissa is a Moroccan condiment based on tomatoes and chili for medium heat.) Read More

Healthy Living: Lemon Honey Ginger Morning Drink To Support The Immune System

There are many internet posts about a tea from lemon, honey, and ginger to fight colds and flues. Most recipes start with fresh ginger (root) which is sliced, boiled and steeped to make tea. The tea is strained and added to lemon juice and honey. My morning drink has developed over many years. One winter I was very sick with the latest version of the flu. I had bronchitis and could barely talk. Two friends arrived in the evening with a fresh lemon, a jar of honey and a bottle of booze. They made a hot whiskey tonic. It was so soothing on my inflamed throat, my coughing decreased, and I went to sleep easily. For the next several days I made myself a lemon honey tonic without the booze. Read More