Wednesday, October 29, 2014

no surprises

You wake up one day and you realize that you are half broken. Your spirit somehow has ‘fallen’, like these yellow leaves that we see more and more falling from trees as winter is rapidly approaching. Job is slowly killing you, or whatever is happening in your life is ‘killing you’. You feel endlessly tired and you look unhappy. It is that horrible feeling like taking a bus that is going nowhere.
Luckily after a while you do wake up and everything is like before, hopes and dreams exist again, you have overcome yourself, you have survived. And you need fuel, you need food to repair some of your broken parts.

I usually crave for baked fruits or cooked and mashed vegetables, when I am half broken. Baked quince was on my mind just the other day. But shit happens. Pardonne moi but I was rather surprised not finding the quince on the market in October! How this happened?! The salesman said that they are gone, gone for this year. Gone where?

Since October is the ultimate pumpkin month I will stick to that and there will be no more surprises, no surprises with October recipes.  

Pumpkin as a starter / pumpkin, potato and apple soup

600g pumpkin (peeled and diced)
300g sweet potato (peeled and diced)
200g potato (peeled and diced)
300g apples (one big, big apple, peeled and diced)
2 tbsp sunflower oil 
salt to taste
juice of one lemon
approximately 600ml hot water (recently boiled) 
heavy cream/buttermilk/aceto balsamico for garnishing 

Put diced vegetables and apple into a roasting tin with the oil and salt. Bake in the oven for about 40 minutes, until tender. Place baked goods in a blander, in batches, adding recently boiled water. Blend until smooth and pour in a pan. Heat and season with lemon juice and more salt if needed. 
Garnish with buttermilk, heavy cream or aceto balsamico.

This soup is honest and simple.

For Juan.

No comments:

Post a Comment