05 October 2006


It has to be this month's colour....it's all around me. Not really a colour I can wear so I enjoy looking at it instead :)

It's cold & wet & grey here tonight....I got back from work, lit the fire, drew the curtains & made a warming dinner. These chunks of gold turned into spicy butternut squash & lentil soup, I got the recipe from the Riverford Organic Vegetables website....worth a visit for other tasty soups & more!

1 squash, chopped into small chunks
1 onion, finely chopped
2 tbsps olive oil
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 dried chillies, finely chopped
1 tbsp ground fennel seeds
200g green lentils
1 can plum tomatoes, chopped

1. sweat the onion in olive oil with garlic, chillies & fennel seeds for 5 minutes, then add the lentils & diced squash.
2. add the tomatoes then top up with water to cover; simmer for about 40 minutes until the squash & lentils are cooked.
3. blend some of the soup, leave some chunks for texture. season to taste & enjoy!

Marmalade cakes for afters!

Beautiful flowers from our friends Mary & Steve. Shamrock Chrysanthemums & something orange....anyone know what they are?? As colours go they really do look delicious together. Added bonus was pretty gingham ribbon from the posy which will be used in future projects!

Until next time....x

p.s. The kittens' Mum is poorly with a bad cold so no visit tonight :( Get well soon Vicky!! Looking forward to seeing them (& V of course!) next week.


Shari said...

hi kelly!
your soup recipe looks wonderful. we have so much butternut squash from tom's farm (and some of it went into a homemade harvest ale). green mums are so nice. i think i will go to the farmer's market for fall flowers tomorrow. oh! those marmalade cakes. if you have time, i'd love the recipe and i'll send you back some pumpkin recipes. xox shari

Gigibird said...

Cakes look so yummy - I keep forgetting to buy cupcake papers.
How many can you eat at onesitting ; )?
Delia has a wonderful roasted pumpkin recipe - it's good to have a abundance of recipes for seasonal veg so you don't tire of what ever it is
I hope kitten's mother is on the mend?

nesty said...

lovely comments, thanks for stopping by!

hi shari...i will gladly send you the cupcake recipe...hope you found yourself some flowers at the market, what did you get? x

oh lynn...i am sadly a champion cupcake eater! perfect with coffee or tea ;) i'm going in search of delia's recipe for pumpkins & other autumnal delights...thanks for reminding me to look her up. kitten's mother is now feeling better (thanks) & i'm making a visit this week with camera & catnip in hand! x