Thursday, October 15, 2009

Don't Squash it out with your Boots Ted

Two things to talk about: boots and squash soup.

Fall Squash Soup
adapted from Smitten Kitchen

1/4 cup (1/2sitck) butter
1 large onion, finely chopped
4 large garlic cloves, chopped
3 14 1/2-ounce cans (equals 5.5 cups) veggie broth*
8 cups 1-inch pieces peeled squash {butternut, delicata, acorn, mix and match, what ev'} (about 3 pounds)
1 1/4t minced fresh thyme
1 1/4t minced fresh sage
1 1/2t ground cumin
1/2t ground ginger
1t Salt
1/8 cup whipping cream
Sugar to taste (I used about one t)


1. Melt butter in large pot over medium heat.
2. Add onion and garlic and sauté on low until tender, about 10 minutes.
3. Add broth, all squash and herbs and spices; bring to boil.
4. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until squash is very tender, about 20 minutes.
5. Working in batches, puree soup in blender.
6. Return soup to same pot. Stir in cream and sugar; bring to simmer. Season with salt and pepper.

This recipe is DELICIOUS with a broiled bread. Put butter on one side of bread and broil for one minute. Flip bread over, cover with your favorite cheese and some salt and pepper and broil for another minute. Awesome!

*This would be a great place to add that homemade veggie broth to a soup!!

To be a true farmer (or you could insert logger, for Mt Baker purposes), you need Romeo's. Who is Romeo and since when did he live on a farm, you may ask. Meet Romeo....

Story: I bought these "boots" a couple of years ago because I liked them and all the cool kids (seriously, kids) were wearing them and I liked how they looked. Turned out to be quite handy, they are slip ons 'nuf said, and although I got the HUGEST blister on my heel the first time I wore them we became fast friends.
Tyler on the other hand was holding out. He was waiting until they became functional. Today, that day has come and he bought his first pair. What a true farmer. He used them to feed the pigeons and to let Gus out to poo. Really working 'em in hard! His were half off too, can't beat that.

Shoe Friends


Gevan said...

Oh dear me. My old farmer grandpa Earl wore these and since he was old enough, by the time I remember him, that he didn't work on the farm anymore - he just came outside and watched. He had an unusual, long denim coat (you know - had a brown courduoy lining in the collar) and he would always stand there with his hands behind his back, just watching us do farming.
Sorry, I cannot approve of these for serious farming. Even I do not own a pair. Well, maybe I should check them out....

Gevan said...

Oh yeah - thanks for the soup recipe, Em. We (well, Michelle) will give it a try!

Emily Herold said...

sure thing! It is good!
Also, I forgot to comment on the last post with the video. Isn't that video great?! You were right though, it is breffast.

"Yea, I got 'em on my car"

Sierra said...

Nice! Brooke and I both have Romeos too. Maybe we could start a club! :)

Gevan said...

We tried the soup, Em. Delicatas. Pretty darn good. Bread with asagio cheese. Yum. No Romeos here yet, though.

Emily Herold said...

I am glad you liked it. Try the new recipe with delicatas. Even better!