As the days get colder, there is something about a hearty soup that warms one up from head to toe.
With a friend coming for lunch, it was a good time to try it.
I know, conventional wisdom says you don't test a recipe on company; for me, it's a perfect opportunity.
When my lunch guest said "yes" to a second helping, I knew the soup was a "keeper". If you'd like to make it, the recipe is from the "Canadian Gardening" site. Here's the link.
The recipe suggested fresh pumpkin purée; it is from, after all, a gardening site! Mine came from a tin; pumpkin growing is not in my limited agricultural repertoire. Not having pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds filled in nicely. One more thing, I ran a hand blender around it to break up the onions and create a smooth texture.
Some ricotta cheese biscuits,
a couple of wonky-shaped apple dumplings,
and that was lunch.
Better still, having made a large pot of pumpkin goodness, I have leftovers.
I sure hope it freezes well . . .
Do you have a favourite soup recipe?
Given the recipe is from a "green" gardening site, I'm heading to Ireland to link to Fiona's "Green Day".