Monday, September 27, 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 :

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

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

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

    Leeann x

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  4. 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! :)

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

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

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  7. 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!

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

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

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  10. hi trina,

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

    ~janet

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

    ~Kiri

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  12. 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 :)

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  13. 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~

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

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  15. 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

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  16. 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~

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

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

    Northern Light

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  19. 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

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

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  21. 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 :-)

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

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

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  24. 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.

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  25. 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.

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

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

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  28. 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

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

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  30. 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

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  31. 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.

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  32. 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

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  33. Thanks for the recipe...looks Yummy!

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  34. 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

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

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  36. 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 :-)

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  37. 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!

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  38. 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~

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  39. 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

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

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  41. 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!

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

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

    Kat :)

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

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  45. 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!

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

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  47. 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

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

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

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

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  51. 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

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  52. 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.

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  53. 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

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  54. Yum! Those pumpkin seeds look delicious :)

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

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

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  57. 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

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  58. 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.

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  59. 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

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

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  61. That soup looks great. I love pumpkin soup.

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

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

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  63. 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!

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  64. 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!

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

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

    http://mainstreetsisters.blogspot.com/

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