WOYWW is here and I'm not showing you my various places around the house that are in total chaos due to me trying to organise myself!
Yep I know it's the sort of thing that you would really, really like to see
...but I'm not here to share it today...so there! ;)
How about a recipe instead?
I made pumpkin soup last night for my evening meal
....yes I do sometimes make real stuff to eat!
My Pumpkin Soup
1 small orange pumpkin peeled, seeds removed and roughly chopped (that's the flesh and not the seeds you understand! LOL)
1 red onion roughly chopped
1 carrot ditto
1 potato ditto
1 garlic clove ditto
Orange juice from a tetra pack - quantity to come to just below the surface of the veggies
1 chicken stock thingy - the sort Marco advertises - if you want this to be totally veggie then of course add a veggie stock cube instead ;)
Celery salt to taste.....you could use the real stuff but thought driving into town to get some did not sit well with my desire to at least give a sideways glance to saving the planet (and my purse!) ho ho ho....whoops! Santa seems to have slipped in there!
2 star anise....about 8 whole black peppercorns....about 1 teaspoon of chili flakes except I think I slightly overdid those so you might want to reduce that quantity if you don't want to be drinking cold cava for the rest of the night.....or perhaps like me you do!....If so carry on and add some more!!! HOL
1. Put about half and half sesame oil and olive oil in a pan to sort of cover the bottom with a nice amount.
2. When the oil is hot bung all the veggies in and turn them around in the oil to coat and keep doing this till the bottom of the pan starts to catch and bits of burn start to form ;)
3. Add the orange juice and the flavourings, (make sure you scrape all those burnt bits off the bottom of the pan) turn down the heat, cover and simmer for about 40 minutes or until you remember you have left the pan on and need to stir it a bit to loosen more burnt bits that have formed on the bottom!!!
4. When all the veggies are soft....take out the star anise....not that nice to eat even if you do blitz them!
5. Blitz everything until smooth.....it will be very thick....I like my soups a bit thinner than this so just add some boiling water. Oh and do be careful the splatters from the pan are darned hot and now I have a lovely blister on my forearm!!!
6. Stir in some chopped parsley and add salt and more black pepper if you like :)
That was yummy....thanks for looking
to see more fascinating things going on ;)