Lots of things growing in the plot but nothing much just quite ready for picking, late Autumn plantings mean I'm quite behind in Winter crops.
Over the last few weeks we have received plenty of much needed rain and the paddocks are looking beautiful and green and the soil in the plot has been a dream to work with, so easy to fork over and lots of worms present.
The old faithfuls have been standing up strong to the weather, Kale, Lettuce,Parsley and the first of the garlic shoots have been picked and enjoyed in soups and salads.
To supplement the lack of fresh produce from the plot I have been making use of many of the sauces I made earlier in the year and my favourite lunch time meal is Spicy Pumpkin Soup made from our store of Butternuts.
This recipe sort of just evolved after I threw in all my favourite herbs and spices, a bit heavy handed for a change as I always feel my soup lacks just the right amount of bite.
1 small butternut cut into chunks
4 cloves of garlic crushed
1 small piece of ginger grated
mustard seeds, fennel seeds, turmeric, cumin seeds,
salt and pepper
1 litre of chicken stock.
In a saucepan I heated up a few tablespoons of olive oil and added the spices cooked for 1 minute.
Then added garlic, ginger and pumpkin pieces and cooked for a couple of minutes until all the pumpkin was well coated with the spices.
Added the chicken stock and then let simmer until the pumpkin was falling apart and all very soft. I just used a potato masher to get out the few lumps ( I don't like it to smooth)
Some fresh parsley upon serving...........
Joining in today with Daphne sharing what's been harvested from the plot with many others from around the globe........