March Series - Home Grown by kgolab

March Series - Home Grown

'Queensland Blue Pumpkin'

We grow a lot of fruit and vegetables at home on our 20 acres. So I thought that at this time of year, as we have an abundance of produce growing, March would be the perfect month to do a mini series to capture this. I also thought I would share a recipe that I use the home grown item in.

Today's recipe is 'Thick Pumpkin Soup'.

Ingredients: I hardly ever measure things - Sorry!

* 1 whole pumpkin
* Chicken or vegetable stock (I use what ever I have on hand)
* 1 or 2 rashers of bacon
* Salt and pepper to taste.

1. Peal and cut pumpkin into similar size pieces. Place in pot.
2. Pour enough stock into the pot to just cover the top of the pumpkin (this does not really use a lot)
3. Dice the rasher of bacon and place into the pot with the pumpkin and stock.
4. Turn on the heat and cook until the pumpkin is soft.
5. Use a stick blender to blend all the cooked ingredients. Add salt and pepper to taste if needed.

If the soup is too thick you can thin it down with more stock, but I love it thick.

Serve with crusty bread and enjoy!
that looks like a good one.
March 1st, 2020  
That’s a good looking pumpkin and the soup sounds delicious
March 1st, 2020  
I used to find it exciting to find a big pumpkin under all those leaves
March 1st, 2020  
March 1st, 2020  
Oh, now that looks good!
March 1st, 2020  
I know how good this is and crusty bread probably means you have to bake it yourself! Invite a few friends!
March 1st, 2020  
Oh, WoW I’m offiously jealous 👍
March 1st, 2020  
Your recipe sounds delicious
March 1st, 2020  
I like pumpkin cooked many different ways..this on looks a beauty & i love pumpkin soup with crusty bread.
March 1st, 2020  
Oh, I do a similar soup with Butternut Squash!! Yummy!!
March 1st, 2020  
I love pumpkin soup.
March 1st, 2020  
Great idea for the March series!
March 1st, 2020  
What a super idea for a series, Keren! I'm looking forward to it. This picture is so pretty...I can almost feel the warm sunshine. Thank you so much for the yummy-sounding recipe, too! :)
March 1st, 2020  
A great pumpkin to find. Your soup sounds delicious thankyou for the recipe Keren
March 2nd, 2020  
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