And we are alone again, Suki and me, having a girls week. Matej is visiting the office in Prague, and he is checking out, what we will visit in December. I finally have some time to catch up with my mom and my sister. But you know, I still miss him.
Pa sva zopet sami, Suki in jaz. Matej je na obisku v pisarni v Pragi, in med tem še raziskuje, kaj bomo obiskali decembra. Jaz pa imam končno malo več časa, da se naklepetam z mami in sestro. Vseeno pa ga pogrešam.
Whenever I am alone, I like to keep things simple. I cook a lot, but just easy recipes, that are quick and don’t require a lot of ingredients. Like soups, risotto, pasta with easy sauce and so on. One of the easiest vegetables to cook, and in season now, is a squash. I think I already promised no more pumpkin/squash recipes, but this one was a part of our Movember Moustache Party Menu, so I really want to share it with you. Everyone invited really loved it and it was a easy entrance for the dinner. Even though the name says creamy, it does not contain any form of creams. Just the squash itself is so rich in flavour and texture, it just doesn’t need any extra creamers. Add some pumpkin seeds and a drop of hemp seed oil, for some crispness and beautiful presentation.
- 1/2 butternut squash, peeled and cubed
- 1 l water
- garlic powder
- Place cubed pumpkin in a soup pot and pour in water. The more water you add, the more thin the soup will be. I add water to cover the pumpkin, and that gives me the right texture of the soup.
- Add salt, pepper, garlic powder and nutmeg to taste.
- Bring to boil and cook for 20 minutes.
- Blend it with hand blender and serve hot with some pumpkin seeds.
- 1/2 buče maslenke, olupljene in narezane na kocke
- 1 l vode
- česen v prahu
- muškatni orešček
- Bučo damo v lonec in prelijemo z vodo. Več kot bomo dodali vode, bolj bo juha redka. Jaz dodam vode toliko, da prekrije bučo, tako dobim juho ravno preve gostote.
- Dodamo sol, česen, poper in muškatni orešček po okusu.
- Zavremo in kuhamo 20 minut.
- Spairamo z paličnim mešalnikom in postrežemo vročo z nekaj bučnimi semeni.
Yours truly, A.