Dark Chocolate, our Farm Hours, Pumpkin Soup and Supper at The Farm
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FarmShop is OPEN! Thursdays from 9 - 11:30 am
We announced HERE that the FarmShop was opening up again. Many of you know but some of you don't that we are a seasonally based operation. We GROW for provide for our Farm Members from October through June. And, so we open our FarmShop at the sane time - Thursday mornings from 9 - 11:30 am. And, we will NOT be open the week of Thanksgiving.
It's the Season of Soups!
My favorite soup recipe book is one called The Soup Bible. It touts itself to having "all the soups you will ever need in one inspiration collection. I think it's pretty much true.
This year, our pumpkin patch struggled and the image above is all we have (so far) and so I thought it would be perfect for some farm pumpkin soup.
Pumpkin and Coconut Soup
Ingredients serving 4-6
3 garlic cloves and 4 shallots crushed. the recipe also calls for 1/2 tsp dried shrimp paste and 1 tsp dried shrimps. (I would leave this out.) 1 lemon grass stalk chopped, 2 fresh seeded green chilies, 1 pint (2 1/2 cups) chicken stock, 1 lb. pumpkin cut into 3/4 inch chunks, 1 pint (2 1/2 cups) coconut cream, 2 tbsp fish sauce, 1 tsp sugar, 4 oz cooked peeled prawns (I would leave this out as well), salt and pepper to garnish, 2 fresh red chilies, seeded and finely sliced and 10-12 fresh basil leaves.
In a large saucepan, bring the chicken stock to the boil - while it's boiling use a pestle and mortar to grind the garlic, shallots, lemon grass, green chilies and pinch of salt into a paste. Then add this paste to the stock that has boiled. Stir until dissolved.
Lower the heat, add the pumpkin, and simmer for about 10-15 minutes or until the pumpkin is tender. Stir in the coconut cream, then bring it back to a simmer.
Add the fish sauce, 1 tsp sugar and ground black pepper to taste. Garnish with the sliced red chilies and basil leaves. Enjoy!
What is YOUR favorite winter soup?
Supper at The Farm
Did you know there are suppers planned at the farm? Read HERE.