Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Fall Card and soup recipe

Hello to you all!
Life and my blog are not harmonizing at the present time and as I generally prioritize and go with the flow, I'm sharing a little creation of Autumn I did, so that you know I'm still here.

The 'Winter Trees' stamp from Hero Arts has been stamped on a Nature Book page background. I used distress inks and water. The little sentiment verse is from the same book.

We have had a beautiful Indian summer and the leaves have not even started to fall yet. I have made some lovely Pumpkin soup which we call 'Potimarron soup' in French and here is the recipe.

1kg Potimarron
2 onions
2 apples
1 tablespoon of brown sugar (optional)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 or 3 chicken stock cubes

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 most importantly, the peel is edible! So, I cut it in half and remove all the seeds and wash it.
Peel onions and slice. Peel apples, slice in four, take out the core, cut into pieces. Put olive oil (or butter) into a heavy based pan and when hot, fry the onions for three minutes. Add the apple, brown sugar, the pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon and crumble the chicken stock cubes into the soup with enough water to cover everything and cook on a slow heat for twenty minutes, or until the pumpkin is soft. Then, either with a wand mixer or another type of Kitchen machine, puree it all together.
Add salt and peper according to the taste you like. After serving the soup, add some cream to the top.
The seeds are edible too, but I don't use them, other than to plant them for a future harvest.

It was nice to share something with you today!


  1. Thanks for sharing Jacquline! I've learnt something new today!

  2. A beautiful card with your signature bird, and your soup sounds delicious, Jacqueline, perfect for this time of year!

  3. Love your autumn colours. Thanks for the recipe too. I love soups.

  4. Love your card. I'm in the midst of making Christmas cards, but need to make some Autumn cards for birthdays and Thanksgiving. This was just the inspiration I needed to get me started. The soup sounds delicious, too and I'm thinking I will try your recipe. Thanks! Have a happy day!

  5. Great card Jacqueline. Although I am not a pumpkin fan, the soup sounds really good. I may just try making it. Thank you for the recipe. - Jim

  6. Gorgeous card and thank you for the recipe!

  7. soup sounds really yummy - i love pumpkin any which way - check my blog to see a picture of mike with the pumpkins he grew in his back garden in london! and sarah made pumpkin soup out of them. and secondly, your card is just lovely - you make such wonderful cards with that stamp!!!

  8. Wonderful Colors. Beautiful stamping. Really love your background. Groetjes Anneke.

  9. Gorgeous colours. A beautiful card. And your recipe sounds really lovely. I like pumpkin soup and had some this week.

  10. This is a stunning card with beautiful details and colors!

    Big hugs for you/Gunilla

  11. Your soup sounds very tasty and I love the card. It is evoking fall to me, something which I never see here in Florida. Nice to "see" you on here again Jacqueline.

  12. Another gorgeous card in your own unique style ... I love how you create!

  13. A Card with some fantastic colours.

  14. Now that's a coincidence, Jaqueline, for I made pumpkin soup today as well ;-) Love the smooth, silky texture. How lovely your card looks, that background is superb!
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  15. I am so glad you are blogging again. Because I miss you! Love the creative use of the book. I have this stamp too, as you use it so beautifully and now for the fall cards too!

  16. The delicate colours in your background are beautiful. Such a pretty card.
    Heather T

  17. I love that distress background on your card Jacqueline! And thank you for sharing that recipe!

  18. Gorgeous card, love these colors in the background!


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