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Welcome to Life Images by Jill.........Stepping into the light and bringing together the images and stories of our world. I am a photographer, writer and multi-media artist.
Focussing mainly on Western Australia and Australia, I am seeking to preserve images and memories of the beautiful world in which we live and the people in it.



Tuesday 19 May 2015

Pumpkin soup - autumn warmer

Inspired by the colour of the autumn leaves at the Balingup Golden Valley Tree Park last weekend.... (if you missed it you can click here - Autumn in the Golden Valley Tree Park)

 and a burst of sunny cooler days but cold nights, I decided it was time for pumpkin soup. I love making and eating soup, and pumpkin soup is one of my easy favourite recipes if I am in a hurry. 

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Honestly, this is such a easy recipe. It is for cooking in the microwave, but you can easily cook in a saucepan on the stove.

Corn and Pumpkin Soup

1 butternut pumpkin (about 1kg) peeled, seeded and chopped roughly
     (or enough to 3/4 fill your dish. I also sometimes add a parsnip and/or carrot)
2 brown onions, peeled and chopped roughly (although 1 onion is probably enough)
50g butter or margarine (no need to be accurate)
3 1/2 cups chicken stock (or just enough to cover the vegetables)
440g can creamed corn (310g ok)
3 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup cream (I don't think cream is necessary so I substitute 3 tablespoons powedered milk)
1 tablespoon chopped chives 

Combine pumpkin, onions and butter in a microwave safe dish, cover and cook in microwave on high for 3 minutes. Add chicken stock, enough to cover the vegetables), put the lid back on, and cook on high for 25 minutes until vegetables are soft. 

Stir in powdered milk, and puree.  Stir in the corn and worcestershire sauce. (add the cream here if you are using instead of the powdered milk). Add more stock or water if a little bit too thick.
Reheat and serve sprinkled with chives.

Enjoy served with fresh crusty bread of savoury scones. 

And some more shots of those gorgeous autumn leaves. You might like to click on the link to read the story and be enchanted by the music of the song "Autumn Leaves" - Les Feuilles Mortes - The story of the song "Autumn Leaves"

 What is your favourite soup recipe? Perhaps you would like to share in the comments.

Playing around with slow shutter speed
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  1. Delightful Autumn colours Jill and the perfect time of the year to be tucking into big bowls of hot tasty soup. Your addition of creamed corn would add another texture ... I must try it.
    I guess my favourite soup to make would be roasted pumpkin and sweet potato soup with the addition of chilli flakes and a good dollop of creme fraiche.
    Thanks for sharing and hoping you have a lovely week.

    "Adelaide and Beyond"

  2. Love love your autumn photos and the pumpkin soup is a winner. I would normally boil it for ages, but in a microwave ... wow that's so much easier, thank for sharing :)

  3. Your Autumn photos are so pretty Jill... I have to remind myself though that you're a world away and that I don't have the date wrong! The pumpkin soup looks delicious, and sounds like something I could actually make. My favorite soup is sinigang, a traditional Filipino soup I grew up having almost every week :)

  4. Great pictures. You show us wonderful images of the autumn and I show the arrival of spring. :)

  5. Hello Jill, your soup looks and sounds delicious.. I love all the pretty Autumn trees and colors. Beautiful images. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Have a happy day and week ahead!

  6. Great photos!
    Soup looks yummy!

  7. I have never thought about the colours of fall in the southern hemisphere until I started hosting MM and a couple of you gals have shared the beauty of this season.
    I've made pumpkin soup before but never added creamed corn, it would add a nice flavour. One of my favourites is '3 sisters' soup (corn, beans and squash) named so from the aboriginal growing of these 3 veggies together. The recipe is on my blog under the label recipes.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Jill.

  8. It looks very delicious. Sometimes it easy to forget that half the world is experiencing a different season. - Margy

  9. Autumn in your half, spring in mine! http://maureenblevins.blogspot.com/ I will definitely try that soup recipe when the time comes.

  10. Mmm I was just thinking of making some pumpkin soup, so I will give your recipe a whirl. The addition of creamed corn and Worcestershire sauce sounds interesting. Once again you Autumn leaves photos are stunning!

  11. everything looks delicious in these pictures!!!!

  12. So lovely and so yum! I'd be willing to by pass summer for that beautiful fall!

  13. So lovely and so yum! I'd be willing to by pass summer for that beautiful fall!

  14. What beautiful pictures!! Pumpkin soup is one of our favorites ~ thanks for the recipe!!!
    Enjoy your day!
    Karla & Karrie

  15. Delicious.... thank you for the recipe (^_^)

  16. Very Autumnal and I do love pumpkin soup. If only the weather here was good soup weather. I might have to try this one one day, the corn part sound very interesting.

  17. FAAAAABULOUS! The autumn colours have been stupendous this year - and there's nothing quite like pumpkin soup to bring them alive! Have you ever tried Philadelphia Cooking Cream as a cream substitute?? The 60% low fat version adds creaminess without heaviness - I use it all the time now! Have a great evening, my friend!


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