Pumpkin everything season – pumpkin soup recipe

I love fall, and most of all I love October!
Beautiful colors, tea, warm socks, sweaters and….Pumpkins!
And there is Halloween which I absolutely love, but today it’s all about the pumpkins .
There is no better vegetable than a pumpkin.
It goes with everything, absolutely everything – it is great sweet, sour, raw, cooked, or baked.
Pumpkin pies, sorbets, cakes, latte, pits, cupcakes, pancakes, granola bars, pumpkin bread, butter, cheesecake shooter, but most of all, my favorite is pumpkin soup.
I love, love pumpkin soup, and I can eat it all the time.
So here is my secret recipe for perfect pumpkin soup that I would like to share:
Ingredients
  • 1 medium pumpkin , without pits, cut in small pieces
  • 0.5 lb (250 grams) of potatoes (pilled and cut in little squares)
  • 1 medium onion – chopped
  • 2 chicken stock cube crumbled
  • 1 table spoon of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh ginger
  • 1 cup of cream
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of curry

 

In a large pot melt the butter and add onions, cook until tender (around 5 – 7 minutes)
Add potatoes, pumpkin, ginger, broth
cook over medium heat for approx 15 min until potatoes and pumpkin are very tender
Use blender to puree everything until you have a smooth texture
add curry, salt and cream
heat through without boiling….
….and it is ready!
It tastes best with crusty fresh bread!
Yummm <3

 

Have a great weekend and…. pumpkin everything :)

F*ck Cancer. Live. Love. Laugh. Cherish.

Every morning we get: 24 hours – 1,440 minutes – 86,400 seconds credit.

It depends on us, how we are going to use it.

We cannot keep it for later.

It is a one off deal.

 

Lots of things has happened in my life in past 3 months.

New job, new country, new apartment, new day routine, and a new life in a new culture.

I felt like I was in the eye of the cyclone. Going and going, and I could not stop.

Everything was so exciting and awesome.

Suddenly on Sunday evening the world has stopped.

I would like to share two stories with you, that made my world freeze up.

Two ladies, living on the other sides of the world. Not having anything in common, except one thing – love for life.

 

Ania Przybylska – beautiful polish actress and model. Talented, smart, funny. Mother of 3 children aged 3 to 12, died on Sunday afternoon. She was fighting a long battle with pancreatic cancer, and she lost. Three months ago, one of the gossip websites provided false information that she is dead. I was hoping that this time it is not true as well, that somebody made a mistake again.

I didn’t know her personally. But that moment when I realized she is gone I felt like I lost a really close friend, that I knew very well. Audiences loved here. She was an honest, bright, un-groomed, every day person. For her family came first, always.

6 months ago I have made a post production for a mobile company, she was starring in it. We all knew she is sick, and were hoping, that from this day it will just get better, that she will get healthy.

She was smiling all the time, was super positive and we had no idea how much she was suffering.

The information about her death attacks me from all the possible websites. Other celebrities, friends, doctors, journalists, and just about everybody are talking about it. People are super upset, and super devastated.

 

                                                 

Yesterday I found, on Facebook, one of my friends shared a link to the Brittany Maynard story.

She is year younger than me.

In April she was given six months to live – she was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor.

At the time, as a newlywed, she was trying to start a family with her husband.

She doesn’t want to let her glioblastoma lead her to a slow, painful death, and wanted to take control over her life.

She wants to die with dignity, surrounded by her husband, mother, stepfather and friends.

That is why, she decided to move to Oregon – one of five states, that allows terminally ill to receive prescriptions for life ending medication.

Brittany believes, that all terminally ill should have the choice as to how to end their life and it should not matter in which state they live.

She is going to die on the 1st of November. This is the date she has chosen.

She makes it very clear what she will do, and what she continues to support that it is not a suicide.

“There is not a cell in my body that is suicidal or that wants to die. I want to live. I wish there was a cure for my disease but there’s not.”

 

I stop, and think about my life, that I want to change something.

I promise myself to concentrate on Family and my health.

I think “What if it was me and not one of them?

What would I do? What would my family and friends do?”

 

So, let’s not forget those two stories – those two beautiful women and treat them as a reminder, that we have a precise amount of time on this beautiful earth. We never know how much time we will have left.

 

We need to cherish everyday. Smile at little things. Don’t be a part of the drama.

Don’t wait for perfect moment, just take the moment and make it perfect.

Everything starts in our heart and head.

Just stay positive.

 

 

 

Live. Love. Laugh.