Sunday, 15 September 2013

Sunday Soup

I'm cold! The weather has changed and it feels distinctly Autumnal.
  • I've actually worn thick tights three times this week - the season for bare legs has definitely passed.
  • I've started making porridge for breakfast every morning rather than fruit and yoghurt.
  • So far, I've resisted putting on the heating  but I'm weakening... and we might even light a fire this evening.
  • Today I decided it is time for soup for lunch once more
 
 
Spiced pumpkin soup with a dash of creme fraiche... tasting all the better for having grown the pumpkins myself! And despite feeling cold I do actually enjoy the change in the seasons and the change in routines. Different clothes, different food, different pastimes... what do you enjoy about Autumn?

17 comments:

  1. Fire yes. Tights yes. Soup yes. Thick jumper yes. I LOVE this time of year but it does seem to have hit us all with a mighty boom. Can't wait til the nights start getting darker and the leaves are blowing about the streets.
    Ax

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  2. Just the colours really and boots I suppose...I do love boots! However I'm not fond of this time of year from now until the end of December. I'm a spring/ summer person I'm afraid.
    Well done on growing your own pumpkins, something I've never done!
    V xxx

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  3. I could do with a bowl of your soup - it looks delicious. I don't like parting with summer but once autumn arrives I quite like drawing the curtains early and settling down to a relaxing evening reading, sewing or viewing, and it's the perfect excuse to cook tasty casseroles with winter veggies.

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  4. This year I don't mind autumn arriving as we've had a nice summer, whereas last year I felt cheated of summer then autumn arrived. I love the colours of autumn that I see when Im out and about for work and also warming casseroles :-)

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  5. I'm resisting any heating too, just adding an extra layer of clothing instead. Your soup looks delicious. If summer has to end I look forward to the smells that autumn brings and like Heather, cooking tasty meals again.

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  6. Love this time of year- veggie soups, stews, cottage pie and the occasional hot pud. But what I really like are the misty mornings and wonderful evening skies and that 'start of something New' feeling left over from years of working to an academic year.

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  7. I am resisting the heating switch too, far too early for my liking. I was so cold that I made Bombay Aloo to warm me up.

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  8. We have enjoyed a blazing fire today, living dangerously as the chimney needs sweeping.
    Planting bulbs at this time of year always seems such an optimistic thing to do and I always pat myself on the back in spring when all that effort pays off,

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  9. I've added layers of clothes as the day's gone on trying to avoid the heating switch. We've also boiled up our first batch of chutney - apple and plum. At least we kept warm while the chutney was bubbling.

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  10. Blackberries! I'm obsessed...

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  11. Seems silly, here we are heading into Spring, wet and damp and lovely. I love autumn as down here in Oz our summers are so fierce, so I love the dhange from heat to cool and fires and casseroles etc, not exactly looking forward to a bushfire summer.

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  12. Gina, this is a grand time of year, when the daylight hours are not yet too shortened, and the air is crisp and cooler and energizing.

    Your soup looks good! I smiled at what you wrote about tights, as earlier today I was thinking that it was time to find some socks. However, the brilliant sunshine convinced me to wait another day, or two.

    It was a grand day for a walk. Yesterday's visit to the farmers market sent me home with some beautiful little apples picked this season, rather than peaches, whose season I do believe has now concluded.

    xo

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  13. Our heatings already on albeit with limited times and radiators. Autumn jobs include picking, preparing and freezing apples and pears. Pears in red wine are a must. The soup looks great.
    Annya

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  14. I have a pumpkin waiting to be made into something. Could be soup, could be pie. And yes, thick tights here too, but we have succumbed and put on the heating on low. I hate being cold and this old house takes forever to heat up once it has gone cold.

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  15. Soup ! Yum! Just what is needed at this time of year.

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  16. Like you, I love the change of seasons. Happily, it's cooling off here too -- I'm looking forward to fall!

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  17. My favourite fall soup is butternut squash. I had the a/c on just last week, so am holding off on the heat for the moment ... even opening the patio door for the last bursts of fresh (warm?) air. Suddenly darkening at 7:30 now :[ Not mentally ready for it this year. Wendy x

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