Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Pumpkin Soup!!!

 About a month ago our Daughter gave us a couple of pumpkins...
good timing as I had not made any Pumpkin Soup this season!!!

Collect some fresh parsley from our abundant little parsley pot...

Quickly fry up some onion, a bay leaf, garlic cloves, all spice...
some potatoes...and whatever else you fancy...

And in no time...Pumpkin Soup in a cup for JoJo...

together with some pizza fingers for her and Mr Dolce Vita...

Soup in a bowl for us...salt and freshly milled pepper...a dollop of cream or yougurt...parsley for colour...delicious!!!

A quinoa garlic roll for me (gluten free)...
Thank you Jacqueline!!!

Recipe adapted from one of Australia's favourite Chefs...Stephanie Alexander...The Cook's Companion

Pumpkin and Bacon Soup

500g bacon bones (optional)
1 onion, sliced
1 bay leaf
2 cloves garlic
1t whole all spice
3L cold water (I used stock)
3 large potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
1T paprika
1k pumpkin, peeled and cut into chunks
freshly ground black pepper
2 fresh chorizo sausages (optional)

  • Place bacon bones, onion, bay leaf, garlic and allspice in a large stockpot and add water
  • Bring slowly to a boil and simmer for 2 hours
  • Strain, pressing well on debris
  • Add potato, parprika and pumpkin and simmer, uncovered, until vegetables are collapsing
  • Puree, holding back some liquid, and adjust seasoning
  • Cook sausages ina frying pan over moderate heat until well browned and cooked through
  • Cool a little and cut into small pieces
  • Divide the sausage between heated soup bowls, then ladle in the soup
Bon Appetit...Dzintra


  1. I love love pumpkin soup. I made it a few times this winter. thanks for sharing the recipe I will try it soon. Have a lovely day at the bay -

  2. This looks absolutely yummy! I am going to try it tonight with my courgettes! Should work out.
    Thank you for sharing, lieve Dzintra!

  3. Woweee....dazzling..this all looks fabulous..and oh so yummy! beautiful post, photos and recipes! Shine on...!

  4. Hello!
    I love this pretty pumpkin soup (I like recipes with this vegetable) is a very good idea to add a little yogurt I'll do the next time I will test your recipe, thank you!
    I wish you a great day
    A + + + Sacha

  5. Dzintra my dear chef, actress, seamstress and friend extraordinaire!!!! I LOVE SOUP OF ANY SQUASH NATURE this time of year. The air is chilly chez nous, and this warms our hearts as well as we enjoy the fruit of the season. THANK YOU FOR ALWAYS COMING BY!!! Anita

  6. Hello there.....thanks for stopping by with such a wonderful comment....this is the first time I have found your cooking blog....I must say it is Marvelous.




  7. From an Aussie traveling the globe currently in the Netherlands... My cookbooks are at home. Excited ton find my favorite pumpkin soup recipe, from my favorite cookbook... Will be making with our home grown pumpkin, onion And potatos x

    1. Hello 'Anonymous'...thank you for stopping by...Enjoy your travels around the globe...what fun!!! Enjoy your soup when you get back home...Safe travelling to you...Dzintra

  8. Hello 'Anonymous'...thank you for stopping by...Enjoy your travels around the globe...what fun!!! Enjoy your soup when you get back home...Safe travelling to you...Dzintra