Tuesday, September 21, 2010

because Marcie asked

Susan's pumpkin & spud soup:
As near as I can remember

gently saute about a half tablespoon of minced garlic [ or mash a couple of cloves of the real thing ] in a tablespoon or two of olive oil
add 6 cups - or thereabouts - of vegetable stock
half a Jap pumpkin, cubed
1 large carrot, sliced
2 medium boiled potatoes, cubed *
a couple of shakes of ground coriander
same of ground cumin
a goodly quantity of freshly ground black pepper
a 400 gram can [drained ] of chick peas
the merest pinch of chilli powder

simmer until the veggies are soft enough to mash / blend / or pulverise in whatever manner you see fit.

* the spuds were a late addition when the soup was a bit thin, so I preboiled them ... you probably shouldn't need to.


Marcie said...

Thank you very much, I'll make some tomorrow - yum!

Springwood Community Quilt Show said...

What a great recipe!! nice idea to put chickpeas in. This is a very overdue reply to the comment you left on our blog. You're living in the heartland of amazing traditional quilters in Castlemaine!!! I recently went to the Hunters Hill Show in Sydney and they offered 2 raffle quilts, One was funky, bright and Modern and the other much more traditonal. I thought that was a great idea, Something for everyone. Could you suggest having 2? Cheers Rachael Ps. I grew up in Ballarat so I know and love Castlemaine.