Next soup on my list of favourites is a simple but delicious Pumpkin Soup. The one used here is from our own little pumpkin patch. We had a very healthy crop, all plump, moist & bright with orange flesh. I love cutting into a whole one & pulling back to see such crispness & colour – it always make me smile. The photos below are as I took them, with no adjustment to the brightness or saturation, just garden-fresh, vibrant, natural colour.
So, ummm, hello again. Remember me?
It seems this burgeoning blogging sensation, once all fired up & ready to take on the interwebs, came to an unceremonious & sudden halt. Damn reality, why did you have to intervene & shatter my illusions of grandeur & home cooking phenomenon, (SmittenKitchen-esk), style dreams?? 😉
Well … I may be being a little dramatic & WAY, WAY over-stated about it all, but I have let the cooking & blogging fall by the wayside, along with my enthusiasm & commitment. Since returning to work full time in September last year, I have been struggling to find the time &, truthfully, the desire to cook & photograph recipes.
So … what else is a girl to do when feeling a little down & out, wallowing in self-pity? Why, make (& eat) ice cream of course!!
In 2011 – 12 we had such an abundance of tomatoes & beetroots, I was able to make sauces, relish & pickles for the first time. I don’t think I really understood the time & effort it takes – (probably not a bad thing as I might not have done it otherwise) – but I am so glad I did! The flavour of home made is much better & it is very satisfying to hear the tell-tale ‘pop’ sound the lid makes as the bottles & jars cool, signifying job done….
Adapted from various recipes
My first post … ok, so here goes.
Watch me as I slowly move my toes over the edge, ready to take that leap, heart racing, brow sweating, legs shaking. No wait … that’s what happened when I went bungee jumping once upon a time, back in the day – (I thought it would ease the pain of turning 30 … it didn’t, but I screamed my lungs out, which is a good way to destress! It was the copious amounts of wine I drank later that made the pain go away!! Oh, that & the fact that I was on holiday in South Africa when all this happened). Man, how life changes & throws you in a variety of deep ends, all just as frightnening in different ways!…