Roasted Carrot Soup

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Chef's Notes: This can be done in about 30 minutes, and is silky, complex, nutritious, and perfect either as a first course, or as a meal in itself. Roasting the carrots and infusing broth with ginger and thyme are are the secrets, giving the soup a sweet, earthy depth. Use a good quality vegetable stock -- since there are so few ingredients here, each one really counts.