Pumpkin soup recipe! Simple and Wickedly Delish >:)

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Ingredients

1 pumpkin
1 onion
1 carrot
2 sticks of celery
2 cup of vegetable/chicken stock
1 cup of cream
Salt, Pepper and Chilli Flakes

 

Method:

  1. Cut the pumpkin in half. Deseed and remove the guts. You can roast the seeds but the guts are not to be used. Roughly cut imprints into the pumpkin with your knife. Season to taste using salt, pepper and chilli flakes.
    Tips: Use a little extra as pumpkin is sweet!
    Roast the pumpkin in the oven at 200 celsius for 30 minutes.
  2. Dice the carrot, celery and onion.
  3. Sauté everything in a non-stick pot. Add the stock into the mixture.
  4. Bring to boil.Reduce heat to low, and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.
  5. Add Cream to the soup and stir the soup until fully mixed.
  6. Puree in small batches.
    1. Safety tip:
      1. Do no purée when hot – it is dangerous
      2. Purée with a towel over the lid
      3. Purée when it’s not too cold as if it is cold;
        It will be stiffer & harder to mix once cold.
  7. Heat all the small batches in the pot.
    N.B: Make sure to watch over it as the soup once boiled will splatter in small blobs.pumpkins
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Costumes, Makeup, Music … Action

Halloween is tomorrow! For those of us that celebrate it that is. When my family and friends go out we spend the whole afternoon celebrating halloween. This blog is about how I spent my day for Halloween and maybe you can take some ideas for yourself!

For the early day, we had a small pumpkin carving party. To prepare we bought pumpkins and reminded everybody on the group-chat to bring your own pumpkin. <Tip!: Make sure to prepare some knives, big bowls for the guts and a large mat/blanket/newspaper to cover the table or the floor>. We prepared group food too. Such as toffee and apple cake, pizzas, turn-overs, and other party foods aplenty. For those over 21 in the US, and over 18 in the most states of the EU we bought some Gin, beer, and mixers – such as 7up, grape-juice, apple juice etc. Some background music for the party and we were set to go.

Once the guests started arriving we drank, ate and made merry.  The whole afternoon after decorating the apartment with dark shawls, pumpkin lanterns and red and white tea light candles we prepared for a night out with halloween costumes and make-up. The girls dressed from David Bowie and Beyonce to Comic Book character and G-dragon back up dancer.

The club, RnB club, we went to was filled with halloween goers, dressed up as character from Pretty Girl, Captain America, Suicide Squad and even some classics such as the Beetlejuice and even the classic witch. It was crowded and people were grinding, flirting and dancing to the beat of the music in a floor filled with smoke, steam and lots of hugging and dancing. The atmosphere was awesome though.

On the ride back home one thing I thought was that the club did not play  Thriller by MJ. I, for one thought it was a little sad to an otherwise perfect party.