Its the third day. And I actually enjoyed being stranded at home. Just not doing anything but be hypnotized by the sensory pitter patter of rain on the roof and the cool grey sky. Though the sun is blocked out by the ominous clouds, the water enhances the color of most everything.
It is terrible news to hear of people suffering because of the rain. Best we can do is pray for them. Considering we can't venture out into the floods ourselves. So I appreciate more the comforts that we afford ourselves when caught in the downpour. A roof over our heads, warm clothing, and a bowl of soup.
caramelized pumpkin soup
800g pumpkin, peeled and deseeded
30 ML olive oil
20g chopped garlic
60g chopped red onion
1tsp dried oregano
1L chicken stock
Salt and pepper
Season pumpkin and coat lightly with some of the oil
Roast in 350F oven on a tray until golden, about 30 minutes. Let cool.
Saute garlic and onion until tender in olive oil
Add pumpkin and toss until toasted, about 10 minutes
Pour in stock. Bring to boil, then lower heat to a simmer for about 15 minutes. Let cool.
Pass through a processor until smooth
Return to pot and reheat. Add the cream and season to taste
Best to enjoy a steaming bowl with some crusty bread. How do you enjoy the rains?