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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 )
ansdesign Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Your picture is featured overhere:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD!   :iconflowerheartplz:
ravennyxrayn Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
I'd eat that
Zafurra Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautifully plated and looks delicious too!
QuiEstInLiteris Featured By Owner 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*
e-Sidera Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
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:
Shralana Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
That looks good, and awesome presentation
Lady-Compassion Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LOVE your reflection in the spoon!
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
koibitoryu Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
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 
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