RegularRandom – Five Minutes with Pumpkin Soup

Welcome back to another #RegularRandom where we:

  • choose a subject or a scene
  • spend five minutes photographing it – no more!
  • try to see it from many angles, look through something at it, change the light that’s hitting it
  • have fun!
  • tag your post #regularrandom and ping back to this post

This week, pumpkin soup. It’s a dreary old winter here at the moment, and I’ve been sick with the flu and feeling pretty miserable. So I made some pumpkin soup, it’s my mum’s recipe and a favourite of ours. I’ll write out the recipe below.

 

You’ll need:

  • 700g pumpkin (I like the Qld Blue pumpkin, the one with the blue skin)
  • 3-4 medium potatoes
  • 1 large onion
  • 1L chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
  • 1 teaspoon crushed ginger
  • salt and pepper
  • cream to serve

Here’s how:

  1. So simple – just put it all in a saucepan, bring to the boil and simmer until the vegetables are soft.
  2. Take it off the stove and puree the lot!
  3. Note that you probably won’t need 1L of chicken stock – you just need enough to cover the vegetables and then it all depends on how thick you like your soup!
  4. Remember that cream will split when you reheat it, so best to add just before serving – yum!

I hope you enjoy – let me know if you try it!

x desleyjane

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26 Comments Add yours

  1. Ilze says:

    Sounds delicious! I hope to find pumpkin in local market soon!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      It’s quite tasty 😊😊 I hope you make it!

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  2. Sorry you’ve been off colour. This soup looks like just the thing. Your photography is still incredibly healthy, I see!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks, am getting better but they say it’s the 100-day cough! I hope note, I’m only at day 10! Yes it is a bit healthy isn’t it? I am baking a cake as I type this, so I will try to get some shots before I take it to work tomorrow. It’s one of my colleagues’ birthday 🎉

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  3. restlessjo says:

    That looks very welcoming, even though it’s Sunday morning here and I haven’t got to breakfast yet 🙂 🙂 Take care, DJ!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Jo. Have a wonderful Sunday!

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  4. Victo Dolore says:

    That looks amazing! I can almost smell it. 🙂

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you. It was pretty yummy!

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  5. loisajay says:

    Hope you feel better, Desley. The soup looks wonderful, as does the bread. I am such a carb freak!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh yeah. Carbs baby 😍

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  6. Su Leslie says:

    Looks delicious. I love pumpkin soup! I hope you’re feeling better soon.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Su. I’m getting there. Still have a nasty cough but much better than last weekend.

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      1. Su Leslie says:

        Glad to hear it. The Big T has been in Melbourne for most of the last few weeks and says the weather has been quite cold. He’s come home with a horrible cough and tried to share it around 🙂

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Yes it’s freezing. It says it’s 6 but “feels like” 2 with the wind chill factor. I’ve definitely found this winter much colder than last. He’s a sharing caring kinda guy 😉

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          1. Su Leslie says:

            Ouch! Way too cold for comfort.

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            1. desleyjane says:

              Exactly! I am walking Gidget right now and it’s 6 again. Ugh.

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              1. Su Leslie says:

                😦 well I won’t tell you that it’s positively balmy here then. Oops!

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  7. RuthsArc says:

    Oh, this looks delicious. I haven’t thought of including ginger in my pumpkin soup. Thanks for the tip. Here is my latest contribution to #regularrandom 🙂

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Ruth. I just saw your wonderful cart. Thank you for joining in. 😊

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