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The Start of Autumn by e-Sidera The Start of Autumn by e-Sidera
I've never made something with pumpkin before! I have eaten pumkin soup twice in my life, and I really liked that! I planned to make pumkin risotto of some recipe I found. But the evening I wanted to make it, my mother and her boyfriend suddenly went out for dinner, leaving me alone with that round orange pumpkin.

So, it's a little sad to make pumpkin risotto just for one. Instead, I opted to make pumpkin soup because you can easily eat the leftovers the next day! As I said, I never made it before, so I looked it up on the internet and gave it my best shot. I did read that the flavour was best if you first grilled the pumpkin. I grilled it together with two small potatos, an apple and several cloves of garlic, topped with olive oil, sea salt, rosemary and thyme, for 50 minutes at 180 degrees.

In a soup pan, I first sautÚd a red onion (we were out of the yellow variant), then added all the grilled stuff and vegetable stock from a tablet. I forgot what other kind of herbs and spices I added, but I knew I added a bay leaf to the mixture, and a splash of sherry.

Because I was to eat this as a main dish, I left some pumpkin pieces aside, and pureed the soup. Because I'm a real meat-lover, I wanted to add a bit of baked ham (dinner without meat? How... un-me!). I had a fifth of a baguette in my freezer, which I un-froze and dipped in olive oil before I baked it for 8 minutes at 220 degrees.

So, this is grilled pumpkin soup with pumpkin pieces, topped with creme fraiche, scallions and ham! I thought it was really tasty :heart:

Oh, the pumpkin next to the plate is just a decorative one from our garden table :) And I had a glass of Chardonnay wine, my favorite type!


:bulletblue::bulletpurple::bulletred::bulletorange::bulletyellow: Oh my, I got a DD!! I mean, I got a DD! Thank all of you for viewing this, and thanks :iconicedrop21: for the suggestion!! :heart: :bulletyellow::bulletorange::bulletred::bulletpurple::bulletblue:


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The Start of Autumn by ~e-Sidera The suggester wrote: Even though the recipe is quite simple, it looks delicious and fits the season perfect ( Suggested by Icedrop21 and Featured by maytel )
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD!   :iconflowerheartplz:
Zafurra Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautifully plated and looks delicious too!
QuiEstInLiteris Oct 7, 2013  Professional Writer
I once set fire to a pot of water, but this makes me want to try cooking with pumpkin. Probably a bad idea. xD 
Really though, I do wish you'd written down what other spices you used! I love pumpkin soup so much. *3*
Awww, cooking isn't that hard when you have the basic ideas under control. And making a soup is always a safe option :)
I feel really bad for not remembering what kind of spices I used, especially because of the DD! :( I'm thinking of making the dish ahain and editing this recipe.
All I can say is, just take your time by carefully preparing all you need, and you should be able to make it as well :heart:
That looks good, and awesome presentation
ladycompassion Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LOVE your reflection in the spoon!
TheGalleryOfEve Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I'm sorry but I can't be trusted 100% with high end cooking recipes. Though I might surprise myself and do something along the lines of pumpkin snickerdoodle cookies or even a pumpkin spice bread. Thanks for making me hungry and giving me ideas to sauce with. Congrats on the DD!Clap 
I wouldn't call this a high end recipe! As long as you allow yourself enough time to prepare, it shouldn't be a problem - just put on some music to entertain you while cutting up the ingredients!
Pumpkin cookies and bread sounds amazing too - now you've given me ideas in return (and they sound rather high end as well ;)). I must acquire a pumpkin soon and use it in a few different recipes :love:
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