Sunday, 15 March 2020

Squash and Thyme Soup

To be truthful, I don't feel like blogging much in light of what is happening around us all.

I'd rather be out in the garden getting the ground ready for growing, but every weekend the rain falls and the ground is too drenched to dig.  I haven't even started sowing my seeds that arrived early this month. Instead, I find myself resting at the weekends, as the working week is sometimes hard with the commuting.  I am thinking about working home for a couple of days, but that decision (due to the seriousness of coronavirus) perhaps will be made for us, sooner rather than later.
I haven't done much in the way of new or experimental cooking either, finding myself geting into reading both fiction and non- fiction books.  My most recent read was My Name is Why by Lemn Sissay. 
What I am sharing today is a bowl of Squash and Thyme Soup that I made early this year.  
Its not much of a recipe really: sauteed  a couple of onions, garlic and thyme in a little olive oil, then scooped out oven roasted squash wedges. Added some vegetable stock and simmered until thickish. Seasoned to taste. 
Topped off with some homemade croutons made from some left over bread. 
I am sharing this  Squash and Thyme Soup with  Soup Salad and Sammies hosted by Kahakai Kitchen

17 comments:

  1. I will try that soup..I have a squash, and in the garden some fresh thyme...
    Blogging and reading others is a good way of keeping in contact with friends round the world... especially as things are at present. We would love to be outside..but it isn't fit to do that as we write!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks gz - put your twist on it.
      I agree blogging and reading others is a good way of keeping in contact with friends around the world and yes, i think deep down that is one of the reasons i continue to blog - thanks for reminding me. We have been instructed by work to work from home - effective from today. So will start at 8.00 as not travelling in.

      Delete
  2. Your soup looks amazing--homemade croutons are always so good! Thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays this week.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Deb. that is very kind of you for a soup that is quite simple. I do like joining in though dont always get round to it.

      Delete
  3. Soup is my comfort food these days. You are very fortunate to have a job you can work from home as necessary. Many don't and that may be hard on many families. I hope you stay well and will get the chance to plant those seeds.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thank you e..
    Soup is so versatile too.
    Yes I am fortunate to have a job where i can work from home, but its the first time ever i've had a job like this - a couple of years ago, my previous employers wanted me to come into work when there were no public transport runnign from my area due to snow - i was pressured to take annual leave, those who lived near the workplace, eventually got told to go home and didn't lose out on time. Fortunate this time for sure - We have been instructed by work to work from home heeding advice from the British PM - effective from today. Take care of yourself too.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Shaheen. Best to you and D and your families.

      Delete
  5. I've tried to revamp my enthusiasm by focusing on cookbooks and posting highlights. It is so wet here, too. I bought onion starts two weeks ago. They're still in the garage. Stay healthy and post more soups. Sometimes the "non" recipes are the best.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Soup is great comfort food and this sounds good. I am trying to keep blogging but it is difficult with all the upheaval and stress. We have been working from home all week and I am lucky to be able to but it has challenges. Good luck with the garden and working from home - keep blogging even if not as frequently as usual!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Indeed it is.
      I will continue to blog, in fact was in the garden yesterday with the good weather and have got on top of sowing my seeds and have begun to dig the garden. Thanks to D too fixing the greenhouse (again).
      All my colleagues were instructed to work from home, so I have been working from home since last Tuesday. More about that later. Take care.

      Delete
  7. That's my kind of cooking :-) Looks delicious. If only I had some squash left ... and some onions!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Belinda.
      Those of us who GYO will be feeling smug in the coming months!

      Delete
  8. Hi,
    Your soup looks really good and I would like to try it.. Somehow I can't find the actual recipe..is there a link?

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hi Judee, Thank you. I don't have a recipe for this, but this is what i did, mostly by eye and taste (and this is written above): sauteed a couple of onions, garlic and thyme in a little olive oil, then scooped out oven roasted squash wedges. Added some vegetable stock and simmered until thickish. Seasoned to taste. Serves with a drizzle of olive and homemade croutons. Hope this helps.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I know what you mean about blogging, I just can't get down to it at the moment. I just keep scrolling through the news and feeling all at sea. And I've been eating a lot of soup too. Something warm and comforting for tea goes a long way at the moment.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Joey, Even though I cannot find the right words to describe how i am feeling right now, working from home minus the commute has given me a little more time to garden, cook, bake and blog. So I am a tad thankful for this hobby as without it i think i would be feeling the social isolation more, but its helping and a little bit cathartic too.I try not to turn on the TV until i have finished my work hours, and even then limit it. Yeah, i've been eating lots of homemade soups and stews too,def. comforting at this time -hope to make some homemade bread to go with it soon too (in the bread machine), or maybe by hand. Take care of yourself Joey.

      Delete

If you’ve tried one of my recipes, Please let me know by leaving a comment below or tagging me social media with @SeasonalShaheen.

Thank You