Sunday, September 26, 2010

Pumpkin Goodness



Two fresh pumpkins were plucked from the garden in order to make our pumpkin soup.


They were cut in half and their pulp and seeds scooped out.


I separated the seeds from the pulp, washed them thoroughly and roasted them. To do so, I spread them on a cookie sheet covered in Canola spray and sprinkled them with salt. After 10 minutes at 325 degrees, I stirred them again and baked them for an additional 10 minutes until nicely toasted.


Roasted pumpkin seeds are delicious and some of the most nutritious seeds around. Ours didn't last long.

To make the soup, I took the pumpkin halves and placed them face down in a dish to bake at 350 degrees for an hour. Once they cooled, I scooped out the pumpkin and pureed it until smooth.


Here's the pumpkin soup recipe we used...

3 cups organic pureed pumpkin
3 cups scalded organic milk
1 TB organic butter
1 TB organic flour
2 TB organic brown sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ginger

Heat the above ingredients in a saucepan and serve.


This was the easiest and healthiest pumpkin soup recipe I found (no heavy cream). It came from the Joy of Cooking, although I made some adjustments. Also, to make it all the more healthy, I used as many organic ingredients as possible.

YUM.

72 comments :

A Room For Everyone said...

Heavenly! So happy you're garden has bloomed so well..Rachaelxx

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~Lovely and so yummy..~Thanks for sharing~ :)Rachel

Fabulously french said...

Yum I adore pumpkin soup and may just have to make some myself!

Leeann x

lisaroyhandbags said...

This sounds delicious - so lovely that you are able to pluck pumpkins from your own garden!
And my heartfelt congrats on your upcoming boy and girl! :)

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

I LOVE pumpkin soup!
Never tried it with some boiled chestnuts in it?
I strongly reccomend it!
Francesca

Rose H (UK) said...

My mouth is watering...mmmmmmmm!

Daryl at Vermont Cottage said...

Definitely trying this one! YUM.
D.

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Sounds divine! Hope you are freezing some for later....!!!

Frog Hollow Farm Girl said...

Sending a sweet hello from Frog Hollow Farm. I love how easy and reader friendly you made this post - the soup sounds just wonderful. Do you think we could use a cinderella pumpkin instead of the typical orange ones? We have so many cinderella pumpkins in our garden this year, and although I really just like looking at them it would be great to make a soup out of one of them. If you have a minute to stop by my blog you'll see a photo of the kind of pumpkin I'm talking about in my header. Thanks! Ciao, bella!

The Frosted Gardner said...

Oh goodness - it all sounds delicious. What a wonderful time of year! Cannot wait to hear more about the babies soon!

Between You and Me said...

can't wait to try it...was hoping you'd give your recipe!

the gardeners cottage said...

hi trina,

sounds absolutely delish and as soon as fall returns i will make it with soy milk and report back my findings.

~janet

Kiri said...

Sounds delicious! Just wondering, how are your pictures so clear and bright? They all look straight out of a magazine! :)

~Kiri

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Trina,
I have never made pumpkin soup before but looking at your photo's and reading the recipe has me realize I need to try this. Thanks.
Hope you have a wonderful week.
Maura :)

Living It At Home said...

This is a magazine worthy layout from picking your pumpkins from your own yard to making the soup! I enjoyed this post! Time for fall here in MA! So excited! Just did a post on "Creepy Elegance". Decorating for this time of year is so much fun! Enjoy~

tiina { sparkling ink } said...

What a beautiful post. Everything sounds perfect for this time of year. So comfy and cozy!

A Country Farmhouse said...

Hi Kiri,
I use a Canon Rebel xsi. I've had this camera for a couple of years now, before that, I used a Canon one-shot. The camera upgrade helps a lot with crispness.
I also Photoshop every photo. I have Photoshop Elements (the low end version) and although I only use a few functions, it can really help improve the lighting and crispness of images.
Trina

Smileyisles said...

Yummy! Thanks for sharing.

After you rinse your pumpkin seeds do you make sure they are thoroughly dry before you roast them? Does it matter?

Thanks~

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Looks wonderful! I will try that myself this week.
Have a nice day.
Teresa

Natasha said...

Oh... I can't wait to try! Looks so great, perfect for a fall day!

Northern Light

A Country Farmhouse said...

Hi Smileyisles,
I did not dry them, they went straight into the oven. Also, the cooking spray offers a nice coat to protect them from the heat. Stirring them after ten minutes helps coat both sides.
Happy pumpkin seed roasting!
Trina

In My Tennis Shoes said...

Looks delish!

Julie said...

It looks absolutely delicious. I can't wait for everything pumpkin this fall.

Tammy said...

Yummy! I'll have to visit my local produce stand today and try this recipe...love pumpkin soup!
Thanks for sharing!
Pics are great!
Tammy :-)

Tiffany said...

MMMMMM...the looks and sounds delish! Thank you for sharing.

Becky D@KingsDownRoad said...

That sounds soooo good!! Love the pictures, too.

Rene said...

This sounds like the perfect fall dish - both the seeds and the soup. How nice it must be to pick fresh pumpkin from the garden.

Dianne said...

Trina Darling, you are killing me! I soooo want to see the nursery. WHEN????????
That said, this recipe looks delish. I am certainly ready for fall. Did some fall home decor last night and I am loving the cozy feeling. By the way, your photographs ARE magazine worthy.

Morning T said...

YUMMY! We bought a few small pumpkins yesterday so I just might try your soup recipe.

A House and Home said...

It looks delicious. I'm trying a butternut squash soup this week. Wish me luck!

Southern Lady said...

Yummy, that looks great. We got our first taste of fall with cooler temperatures and rain yesterday. I am now ready for some soup! Carla

for the love of a house said...

Yummmmm!
I love Fall cooking; have already made butternut squash soup and pumpkin cranberry muffins!
Love that you grew the pumpkins!
hugs,
joan

Julia said...

Thank you for sharing this! I am having a a small group of ladies over soon and wanted to serve a soup lunch...this will be PERFECT!!

~Julia

kathy said...

Delicious. I can't wait to try the soup (and roasted seeds)! I am admiring your wicker serving tray...that has a wooden bottom so those soup bowls don't teeter around.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Yummo! I love anything with pumpkin. A friend from Australia makes the best pumpkin soup -- a little spicy and delish! A good crusty bread is always great with a nice creamy soup. Hope you have a great week. :) Tammy

Rayanne said...

Thanks for the recipe...looks Yummy!

Gail said...

Oh my that soup looks divine! I also love your wooden and wicker tray...so cozy to serve soup from! It is finally cooling down here a bit in the South and the thought of making soup is getting me excited. I love Fall. Will you decorate with the pumpkins as well?

Hugs,

Gail

Lissa @ After Adornment said...

Mmmm I love toasted pumkin seeds! And that soup looks wonderful. Have a great week!

Simone said...

Everytime you post something that reminds me of my home (Melbourne, Australia) it's about a million degrees where I live (San Diego), ugh a stinker today! We live on pumpkin soup in the cool weather and I can't wait to try your recipe as it's a little different from mine. You inspire me to mix it up a little :-)

Cheyenne said...

Ah, fall soup. Looks so tasty! I'm loving looking through your photos-we are trying to fix up our dated ol farmhouse and I'm sucking all the ideas up I can! Thanks for sharing!

24 Corners said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe Trina...I'm so thrilled that you were able to use your very own pumpkins to make it! With the spices and brown sugar it could almost be called Pumpkin Pie soup, can't wait to give it a go, it sounds and looks so heavenly!

You completely captured Autumn...in a bowl!
xoxo J~

Windlost said...

Beautiful photos of a beautiful soup. I bet it was delish!! You know, I have not baked pumpkin seeds in way too long. I usually do it when we carve pumpkins but have not in a few years. Must do this year!

Love that wicker tray...
xxoxo

Simply LKJ said...

Yummy! I love pumpkin seeds too. I will definitely have to try out the soup recipe.

Carol said...

Trina, I'll bet that soup was good! I always make it with more sugar because I have a very finicky dear daughter.....but she loved it when I sweetened it up for her.
Pumpkin. I love the taste, the color, the season!

Hirondelle Rustique said...

Oh my goodness, I have to try this! It looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing!

Low Tide High Style said...

I'm embarrassed to say that I've never had pumpkin soup...your photos and recipe have inspired me to remedy that situation!

Kat :)

Michelle said...

Yeah~ fall is actually here when pumpkins are, whuupeee!

Margaret Murphy Tripp said...

I LOVE pumpkin seeds, and that soup looks lovely and silky even though there's no heavy cream in it. I'll have to try it!

thewhitechair said...

You've inspired me to try your recipe for pumpkin soup! What a fun fall meal to make with my family! Thank you! :)

Linda said...

Trina, I discovered A Country Farmhouse about 10 days ago and have been happily reading through past entries. You, the "Hubby," Lucy, the babies yet to be born are delightful new acquaintences. It's a joy to be a guest in your home. Linda

Flourishing Networks said...

Pumpkin is my favourite soup. Also love pumpkin scones with vegemite - yum

:::NAKA::: said...

GOURGEOUS! I've never said that about a soup before, but it looks absolutely gourgeous and inviting! Can't wait to try this! Enjoy!

Kim said...

I've never had pumpkin soup. I'm going to have to try that. Always enjoy your blog!

Red Gate Farm said...

I have a couple of sugar pumpkins out in my patch with this recipe just waiting for them.

I've forgotten how good roasted pumpkin seeds are, I used to love them as a child... none of those pumpkins will be going to waste this year.

Chris

NenaghGal said...

What a simple delicious looking soup. Your images are beautiful. Pumpkins are a little harder to come by here in Ireland and I truly miss fall in New England - especially taking my daughter pumpkin picking. Thank you for the inspiration.

LESAPEA MUSINGS said...

I live in the Caribbean and we get pumpkins and butternut squash all year round in the tropics. Thank you for the recipe.

Love Lisa xx

Lindsey said...

Yum! Those pumpkin seeds look delicious :)

Mrs. Sutton said...

AMAZING - that soup looks spectacular, and your photographs are beautiful (your home on the side bare looks divine too!) xx

jonathanhowefineart said...

YUM! I must pay a visit soon, I am hungry!

Heaven's Walk - said...

Hi Trina! Thank you for the wonderful recipe! I can hardly wait to make it for hubby, since neither of us have ever had it. It looks great with that thick, crusty, grainy bread. Yum! Since we're supposed to get our first frost here this weekend, it'll be a great time to try it out. :) Have a wonderful day!

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

Susan said...

You are SO talented. Your home is absolutely lovely and your photography is impeccable. I can't wait for your little one to arrive. I look forward to years of following your family grow and seeing your home evolve. Thank you for this blog.

Susan D.

Privet and Holly said...

This sounds
lovely and
nourishing
and just exactly
what a glowing
mother to be
of a precious
baby boy and girl
should be eating.
Bon Apetit!
xx Suzanne

pve design said...

I bet the babies love this!

pve design said...

hope the envelope arrived!

Morgan said...

Looks so yummy! I can't wait to try it

Tonia said...

That soup looks great. I love pumpkin soup.

Be sure to enter my latest giveaway for a Gooseberry Patch Halloween cookbook!

Anne Marie said...

thank you for this recipe...it looks delicious -
and as always, great pictures -
hope you are feeling good!

Kathryn said...

Hi Trina,
I just discovered your blog and really can't get enough of it. You have given me so many ideas and inspirations to try out on my own home (when we actually buy one :)). Thanks so much!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Yumm-O!

Warm blessings,
Spencer

oldmagnolia said...

Just discovered your blog a few months ago and I absolutely adore everything you share. I was in a particularly autumny mood when I read this post and, never having eaten pumpkin soup before, bought a pumpkin, roasted it, and made the soup - AMAZING! It wasn't what I was expecting, but it was wonderfully delicious and satisfying! Thank you for sharing your daily adventures!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Hi Trina, I just discovered your lovely blog. What a find! Looking forward to spending some time here. So much beautiful inspiration!

Main Street said...

I'm going to get pumpkins from a patch today to make this soup!

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