Would you believe that up until a month ago, I had never even tried a pumpkin and didn’t even know what they tasted like.
My upbringing is probably responsible for this. My mum is a Halloween baby and because she is always getting ready for a party, the usual Halloween traditions that kids do have never been a big thing. Then add to this the fact that I grew up in the UK where they really didn’t do Halloween and pumpkins and the whole thing had passed me by.
But this year I wanted things to be different. It is our first Halloween as parents again (our daughter turns one the day before Thanksgiving) and it’s also our first Halloween in our new home. Well I say new, it is falling to bits because it is that old. But it is still ours and that’s what counts.
So I asked Dominic to buy us a pumpkin to see what all the fuss was about so i could try and cook it in our soup maker. I had never chopped one; I had never eaten one and had just followed what everyone else did with them.
Pumpkins are hard to get hold of here, just because it is not the done thing in Portugal but we had one.
It was carved up and we managed to stretch it rather far. I am all for saving money and not over eating so our pumpkin made pumpkin pie, pumpkin biscuits, pumpkin chips and some pumpkin soup.
What I thought tasted the nicest was the soup and that’s why I have decided to share it with you on Recipe This.My Soup Maker Creamy Pumpkin & Garlic Soup from @recipe_this #pumpkinsoupClick To Tweet
- In your soup machine add your diced pumpkin and seasoning.
- Peel and dice the onion and add it to the soup machine.
Cook on a medium heat for 25 minutes with 200ml of warm water.
- Then using the blend feature on the soup machine so that you have a lovely smooth soup.
We find that adding garlic to the soup can give it a lovely flavour. But if you prefer you can have mustard instead.