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Curried Butternut Squash Soup


I made curried butternut squash soup for Halloween. A lovely, warming soup. Is there anything better than a steaming mug of yummy soup when trick or treating?

Cut into large pieces 1 butternut squash and roast until soft in the oven. About one hour.


Fry until transparent a chopped red onion

Add curry powder to taste. ( I use I teaspoon full.) I sometimes swap the curry for chillies depending what I have in.

Scoop out roasted squash and add to the frying pan with the onion.

Add about a pint of vegetable stock and simmer for 10 minutes or so.


Blitz in the blender until smooth. Season to taste. Serve with lovely bread rolls and enjoy.


Anyhow job done so I’m off to the pub for a welcome glass of wine! Cheers!

Blogger of the Month!


imageGreat happiness! I have been awarded Blogger of the month for September 2014 by Black Sheep Wools. Go to http://www.blacksheepwools.com this is a great barn/shop to browse and maybe buy! They have a cafe for sustenance and an on line service. Black Sheep also visit many of the craft shows. In fact I spent quite a lot of time on their stall  at the Manchester Craft show recently.

I will up date you on this award later next week when I hope to pay them a visit.

I’ve had a heck of a week whilst Hubs has been away. Apart from walking Benji dog three times a day and hospital trips with my Sis nearly every day all is well! Oh and I cooked a dinner party for eight girl friends last night- whilst the Hubs away the girls will play! These friends are all from my village. We are a diverse group of women with multiple hobbies and very different lives. When we get together we all get on and don’t stop talking ( except when eating). We call ourselves “The Covan” and our next dinner party is on Halloween for which we will all be appropriately dressed. Must dig out that witches pattern for my outfit.