Thursday, 15 May 2014

Homegrown soup

Back in February, I posted about a surprise vegetable sprouting in my garden after burying some veggie scraps in an effort to improve my sandy soil.

It grew happily without much attention from me and it turned out that it was a pumpkin vine.  Unfortunately I only got one pumpkin off it, and only a small one but I turned it into the most delicious soup!

Just a baby pumpkin

Which strangely didn't have any seeds!

I used this recipe from taste.  Surprisingly, I actually followed the recipe too.  Fairly rare for me.  The only thing I changed was  just a smidgen less cumin than suggested so it wasn't too strong and using sour cream to stir through instead of natural yoghurt.  I also used my own homemade chicken stock.  I get such pleasure out of making and using my own stock.  It makes everything taste awesome and I feel so organised by have it in the freezer all ready to go.

I hadn't used this recipe before but to be honest, it's the best pumpkin soup recipe I've ever tried and I've already used it again since.  That's a pretty good referral from a not-really-a-soup-person. 

What's your favourite soup?  I'd love a recipe recommendation to try out.


Bron said...

Well done...There is great satisfaction in growing and cooking your looked like a good size for soup for two. Xxxx

2paw said...

Your soup looks so delicious and you, following a recipe??Almost!! Oh, I am in of your stock making abilities.
My favourite soup is my Not Feeling Well soup: poached chicken breast with chilli, garlic, ginger and onion. Add Asian greens, vermicelli glass noodles, lemon juice and soy to taste. Always make me feel better and it takes about 20 minutes to cook.

Margret said...

Homegrown pumpkin and homemade stock, no wonder it tasted great. I do have a couple of favourite soup recipes, I'll have to get around to digging them out and making them now winter is approaching :)

Ian said...

Pumpkin soup - similar recipe but roasting the pumpkin first; makes it taste a bit sweeter.

ANB said...

In winter I love bean and bacon soup: sweat a chopped onion, celery and carrot; add any other vegies you have lying around (eg zucchini, capsicum, mushrooms, green beans) & a tin of 4 bean mix (or any beans), plus either bacon bones or a ham hock. Cover with stock or water, cook for a couple of hours. Strip the meat from the bones before serving.