This is Betty's gorgeous pumpkin card:
and this is the pumpkin I made, which has always been my wish, to make it patchwork!
Thank you Betty!
Now onto a lovely recipe for Pumpkin soup. Only I don't use this kind of pumpkin but a POTIMARRON, which is part of the pumpkin family but much smaller and it has a different shape. I can buy them at our supermarket and this is what they look like. As you can see I also have some black tomatoes and I just love Red peppers too!
In most recipes the Potimarron has to be peeled and cut up into slices. Well I don't do that because it takes too long and mostly this vegetable is quite hard to cut through. So, I cut it in half and remove all the seeds, wash it and put it into a pressure cooker for about 15 minutes, peel and all. When it is soft, the skin can be removed quite easily and thrown away.
1 Potimarron of about 1kg
1 tablespoon of brown suger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 or 2 chicken broth cubes
Peel onions and slice. Peel apples, slice in four, take out the core, cut into pieces. Put olive oil into a high pan and when hot, fry the onions for three minutes. Add the apple and the sugar and fry together for another five minutes on medium heat stirring all the time. Add nutmeg, cinnamon and crumble the chicken broth cubes into the soup. Add the Potimarron which has already been peeled and cooked to the pan and add some water so that it isn't too thick. Add according to the consistency you like, but it must remain thick. Cook on a very low heat for a good five minutes. Then, either with a wand mixer or another type of Kitchen machine, puree it all together.
Add more of the above spices according to the taste you like. After serving the soup, add some cream to the top.
This is what it should look like:
If you do make it, which can be done just as well with pumpkins, please tell me.
Have a lovely weekend!
ps - I had to translate this recipe from Dutch to English, so I hope it makes sense.