I Made This: Cumin Carrot Soup

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I think it’s safe to say that winter, if you can even call it that, is over for New York City. I’ve been saving this soup recipe to post on a chilly day, but today’s dreary weather will have to do. Every year, we get a boatload of carrots in our farm share, so I’m always looking for new recipes to do something more interesting than simply roasting them or throwing them in a stir-fry. So when Matt came across this cumin carrot soup recipe from Mark Bittman (one of our go-to chefs for simple, delicious recipes), we knew it was a must — plus, I really wanted to make a soup so we could use our new immersion blender.

Local highlight: carrots (duh!) from Phillips Farms in Hunterdon County, NJ

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This recipe is really as easy as they come. There are only six ingredients, and all you have to do is roast the cuminy carrots until soft, sweet, and browned, then simmer them with onions and more spices in rich vegetable stock, and blend. Voila! Delicious, velvety soup. Top with cilantro, toasted nuts, or a dollop of creme fraiche. This recipe makes quite a bit of soup (six large bowls, maybe?). We ate it for dinner, and enjoyed the leftovers for several days. The soup keeps very well.

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I Made This: Baked Egg Boats

There is little I love more than sleeping in on the weekend. More so on Saturdays than Sundays. Waking up late on Saturdays feels refreshing and enlivening while waking up late on Sundays feels slightly overwhelming, as the forthcoming week looms before you. But no matter if you’re enjoying a long relaxing brunch on Saturday or looking forward to one last weekend treat before buckling down and preparing for the week ahead, these amazingly delicious baked egg boats are the perfect weekend brunch.

Local highlights:
– Sourdough baguettes from Buon Pane in Hudson County, NJ
– Green onions from Phillips Farms in Hunterdon County, NJ

I found this recipe while browsing Pinterest, and while mine didn’t puff up nearly as beautifully as these, the tasty egg, bacon, and cheese mixture still seeped deep into the bread, making them wildly delicious.

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