Soups and Salads — By Ben on 31 January 2009
Root vegetable soup

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According to Jon (who is a weather fanatic) this January has been one of the coldest since people started recording that kind of stuff more than a hundred years ago. I think we were over the freezing point (32°F or 0°C) only a couple of days the whole month and today we are at only 7°F (-13°C) right now. That is cold!

That’s why I have been making a lot of soups lately and blogging about them. Here’s another one I just prepared using four different root vegetables: onions, carrots, beets and potatoes. The preparation is similar to the other soups I have posted here. I boiled the vegetables in chicken broth until tender, blended and seasoned the soup.

I love the color of this soup. The beets, even though I only used 2 small ones, were the stars in this soup. They gave it its beautiful red color and sweet taste that mixed perfectly with the other root vegetables. Now if you excuse me, I think I am going to have some soup for breakfast before I head back under the blankets. It is just way too cold to do anything this weekend :)

¡Buen provecho!

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grew up around food. His family owned a restaurant in Mexico City and he spent a big deal of his childhood helping and learning after school the art of creating delicious dishes from simple ingredients. He created this blog to share his kitchen adventures with the world.

(27) Readers Comments

  1. So simple and pleasing!

  2. I want to frame the picture of this soup and display it prominently in my house! It’s just that gorgeous!

  3. Ben, what a beautiful looking soup. I bet it’s delicious. I love root vegetables. Thanks for the recipe. Keep warm my friend. Don’t want you turning into a popsicle! :p

  4. That’s an award-winning photo if I ever saw one! As soon as you warm up from the soup, I’d get out there and market it!

  5. Stunning presentation and fantastic colours! Love the root vegie combo you have chosen!

  6. Looks gorgeous and love the colours! Was suppose to watch a movie today but it’s way too cold to get my ass out there.

  7. That looks yum! My family loves beets….so I may just have to make some!

    Oh and btw….. you find that cold?!:O I can only PRAY and HOPE for -13C weather! lol ;)

    Right now we are having an unusually warm day and its -15C …. I envy your weather :p

  8. What a gorgeous soup and just the thing for a cold day! I bet the flavours zinged :)

  9. You took a very ugly vegetable and made it gorgeous!

  10. That color is amazing! We only got above freezing yesterday, first time all year

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