COLD CARROT AND APRICOT SOUP WITH CINNAMON AND GINGER or ZUPPETTA FREDDA CON CAROTE, ALBICOCCHE, CANNELLA E ZENZERO

Fresh apricots with cinnamon sticks

I wonder if my sudden decision to cut down a willow that was pretty to look at but really very much in a most inconvenient place can possibly be applied to my own life and a desire to cut down inconvenient and cumbersome feelings. Some of you might know that I wrote my Ph.D thesis on English Renaissance garden poetry, a very interesting subject as it includes many different aspects: poetic metaphors, iconography, symbolism, garden architecture and botany are just some. I had to study how gardens were made and used both on a metaphysical level and a practical level, starting with the first documentations in far gone civilizations and all the way up to the Renaissance so I was thoroughly imbibed with the notion of the garden as a symbol of man’s/woman’s interior state of mind, a neglected garden points at a neglected mind or soul etc.. And I can’t get rid of this, I can’t help making connections between how I garden and how I feel even though I realize that for the most of the time there are no connections at all. But this willow cutting is so outside my normal pattern of gardening (I tend to let things grow as they want) that I cannot but wonder.

This cold carrot and apricot soup with cinnamon and ginger is one of the nicest things I have made lately, I think I have to make some more today, a strangely grey day that need a bit more colour!

Cold apricot and carrot soup with cinnamon and ginger

COLD CARROT AND APRICOT SOUP WITH CINNAMON AND GINGER or ZUPPETTA FREDDA CON CAROTE, ALBICOCCHE, CANNELLA E ZENZERO
4 servings

4 carrots
12 mature apricots
2-4 tblsp honey
1-2 tsp cinnamon
fresh ginger, as much as you feel like
water

– Slice the carrots finely, cut the apricots into 4-5 parts and put it all in a pan. Cover with water, not too much, just covering the carrots and apricots.
– Add the honey and cinnamon and simmer for about 5-7 minutes.
– Chop the ginger and add it before mixing the soup until smooth and creamy.
– Leave to cool down before putting it into the fridge to get really cold. Or you just let it get room temperature cold.

Cold apricot and carrot soup with cinnamon and ginger

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