As most of you are aware, I have been having a frustrating Pumpkin Issue. So I sent the mayday call out to one of our very own (local) gardening gurus Kylie @ The Place of Wonder. She has kindly informed me that I have been waiting too long to pick my gems. I need to pick them when the "stem becomes corky, just before the vine leaf starts to turn". HALLELUJAH!!
So to celebrate my new found wisdom, I feel we should all dine upon some PUMPKIN SOUP!
There's a tale to tell about this recipe...........
A few years back, I was at our local store picking up my mail. One of the older members of our community was there and she very kindly placed her hand on my arm, when she overheard me saying, I was making Pumpkin Soup and said.......
"Leonie, Pumpkin Soup must always taste like Pumpkins.........All you need is onion and chicken stock. Nothing more, nothing less."
So to celebrate the country living of my locals, who just recently sold the last of their 150 farming acres "because its become a little much now" (they are in their 80's!!!!) I'll share this recipe.
Take One Pumpkin (I use Jap or QLD Blue)
2 Onions (you can add more if you want)
2 Cubes off Chicken Stock. (again...add more if you wish)
Serve with Sour Cream and some Chives from the garden if you want it look a little posh.
DONE!! Pumpkin soup that tastes like PUMPKINS!!