Pumpkin Soup

The morning air is crisp and cool, the magpies are chortling in the big gumtree outside and I’m in the kitchen making pumpkin soup. I love Sundays like this. I’m using a whole butternut pumpkin that my dad bought at the Kangaroo Valley farmers market when we were there last week. I’ll take it over for lunch when we visit my mum and dad later on.oil on veges

I use this recipe from Donna Hay. The thing that makes this recipe so marvellous is the roasting of the vegetables- no having to hack away at difficult-to-cut pumpkin. You just slide it out of the skin and into the blender.

roast veges

pumpkin

Look at all that lovely, roasty goodness!
sproutsI found two little sprouting seeds inside the otherwise-perfectly-fine pumpkin. They looked too full of potential to throw away, so I’ve planted them outside, underneath my tomatoes that are just about finished. We’ll see what happens.

planted seeds

You can just about see them here. They look like two little white worms.

cucumber

While we’re out here, check out my cucumber!! I’ve never grown cucumbers before, and I’m almost reluctant to pick it. 

soupHere is the finished product. Mine wasn’t as thick as I like it this time, so I added a few potatoes, which worked perfectly. Next time I’ll remember to pour in the chicken stock a bit at a time.

Hope you’ve had a lovely weekend. It’s the last day of the school holidays tomorrow, so we might go and see Cinderella.  I think I’m more excited about that than the kids!

Do you have a good recipe for pumpkin soup?

Ever grown cucumbers?

3 thoughts on “Pumpkin Soup

  1. Hi Stephanie. I used to grow cucumbers and all sorts of other things. One year our pumpkin vines caught in a tree and we had hanging pumpkins in October. I don’t plant a garden now but I plant various bits … This year I have seeds for sweet grass I love those little pumpkin sprouts … Jane

    1. Wow Jane, hanging pumpkins sound amazing! I hadn’t heard of sweet grass so I had to Google it. Are you planning on making something with it. Looks like it has many uses.

      1. Hi. I just love the smell of sweet grass. Very fragrant. After the grass is mowed it fills the whole outside area. If it establishes well, I’d probably pick some for the house since it retains its smell. Jane

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