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  • My Bible
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  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Saturday, October 20, 2012

I Forgot

I remember the first time I tasted Pumpkin Soup.
It was in Jamaica.
the waiter was asked
what is this delicious soup.
"Pumpkin" he replied.

Yesterday running errands
one of them having car serviced.
I stopped at the local tea room
for a carry out.
Pumpkin soup, cheddar and mushroom quiche
and a slice of pumpkin cake.

Oh, the soup brought back memories.

It will be made weekly in this cottage.

I make pumpkin bread regularly - adding cranberries to it
and also pumpkin pie - but

how could I have forgotten about this delicious and healthy soup.

My recipe is simple

1 can of pumpkin puree
chopped onion
chopped celery
clove of garlic chopped
chicken broth or cream to the consistency that you like
I use cream :)

I simmer the onion, celery and garlic in olive oil until transparent
take 1/2 of pumpkin puree and blend a few minutes
and then add to rest of pumpkin
add cream and simmer
until warm
I top with some of my herbs.

So good and healthy....

10 comments:

the wild magnolia said...
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the wild magnolia said...

For my part, i think of pumpkins as being happy, the bright orange color is full of energy. i. love. pumpkins.

I have never had the pleasure of pumpkin soup. Adding celery to my shopping list, I have everything else, making happy pumpkin soup tomorrow.

A beautiful bowl of soup. Comforting.


Happy Weeks end One Woman. ((hugs))

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Sandy, thank you - this soup is good and so easy to make.
I always keep onions, potatoes and celery on hand for soups....

Friko said...

Excellent recipe. Except I’d have to use the chicken stock instead of cream. Here we go, I’m going to do it.

mel said...

I will make this for my son.

Mary @ Colony Mountain Stitcheries said...

Tasha Tudor once wrote that the secret to her long healthy life was soup. You now have me thinking "soup." I will definitely try the pumpkin...looks delicious!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Friko and Mel, thanks for visiting.
Mary, soups are so easy - especially for me....

lil red hen said...

It's a beautiful soup for sure, but I don't know .. I guess I just think of pumpkin in pies. :)

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Charlotte, I am like you about the pie. Then I discovered this soup and it is so good..

Barbee' said...

This soup sounds so good; so today I bought ingredients to make it soon. Thank you.