Secret Recipe Club: Curried Butternut Squash and Pumpkin Soup

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by Amber on November 7, 2011

Today marks another Secret Recipe Club installment. For November, I have been assigned the lovely Paulchen, a food blog by a blogger named Astrid based in Vienna, Austria.

Secret Recipe Club

I’ve had the good fortune to visit a few European countries, but Austria is sadly not one of them. It’s definitely on the must-see list though!

Astrid has many wonderful recipes to choose from on Paulchen’s Food Blog, from Apfelstrudel Pie to Buttermilk Bread.

Astrid collects cookbooks (yup – it’s nearing 12-step program levels for me too). She also has “two beloved cat boys”, just like me! Kindred spirits, I tell you.

I had a really hard time choosing a recipe from everything on her site, and in the end, it was an ingredient in my own fridge that steered me in a particular direction. I had picked up a butternut squash at the farmer’s market a few weekends before, and it was begging to be transformed.

I used Astrid’s recipe for Butternut Squash and Pumpkin Soup to transform it, adding a British flair for my hubby by adding some curry powder and black pepper. Perfect for the surprise snow storm we got just before Halloween.

Because we were told to stay indoors due to the storm, I used what I had on hand – canned pumpkin and chicken stock instead of fresh pumpkin and vegetable stock.

The soup was incredibly delicious and hearty, and exactly what we needed on a unseasonably cold night.


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