Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Soup's On!!

Today I woke up seemingly inspired by my own last post: time to cook. Oh, Boy! I love this time of year as it marks the beginning of Butternut Squash Soup Season for us.

Start with two really nice, big squash:



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Since I still fight with hand and elbow injuries, it's impossible for me to peel and cube these tough bad boys when they're raw, so I roasted them in the oven for about 90 minutes, turning them over once and piercing the skin. Look how gorgeous they are now!



The bonus is the great roasty flavor they give the soup - yet another layer of great taste.

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Open 'em up and scoop out the pulp



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Am I weeping because of the sharp vapors from the onions, or because the dog just peed on the floor for the THIRD time today?






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It looks like a lot of garlic and ginger, but I'm making a double recipe. (It freezes really well.)



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You can't imagine how good this smells



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FABULOUS color!



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While juicing these limes, I got an urge for a bloody Mary. :-)



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My favorite kitchen toy - everybody should have one.



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In goes the lime juice



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and...Whirrrrrrr!



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Finally!! I had to wait so long for a taste. Now, it's officially Fall.



Enjoy!

5 comments:

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Kate this soup looks awesome! Lime?! Really? I've gotta try this. Thanks for sharing.

Fete et Fleur said...

This soup looks yummy. I will definitely be trying this one. Thanks for the recipe!

Hugs!
Nancy

Mary Ann said...

I'm sitting here with freezing cold feet and that soup would be perfect right now. I would never have thought of puttig lime in it.

3rdEyeMuse said...

that soup looks and sounds super yummy!

Laura said...

Yum! That looks great.