Apple and Carrot Soup


2 Tablespoons butter or margarine

1 Tablespoon olive oil

3 medium onions, coarsely chopped

8 medium carrots, sliced

2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced

2 teaspoons curry powder

6 1/2 cups chicken stock

2 whole cloves


3 teaspoons lemon juice

finely snipped chives for garnish

salt and pepper to taste

Honey Tips

How Honey is Made

To make honey, bees drop the collected nectar into the honeycomb and then evaporate it by fanning their wings.


In a large saucepan, heat butter and olive oil. Add onions and sauté over low heat until soft. Add carrots, apples and curry powder. Cook for a few minutes, stirring well. Add chicken stock, cloves and honey. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until carrots are tender, about 50 minutes. Discard cloves. Add lemon juice. In a blender, puree soup in batches, until smooth. Garnish with chives. Serve hot or cold. Serves 8-10.