Monday, January 19, 2015

Still Homemade but Something a Little Different: Butternut Squash Soup

When I first started this blog it was meant to be a general craft/homemade blog, however as my love of cross stitch crept back that became most of what I posted on. Now I would like to post a bit more regularly but include some other crafty pursuits.

Recently I have been making a list of things I would like to try or learn. One of those things was to expand my cooking abilities. To that end I decided to try to make a Butternut Squash Soup. So onto the trusty internet I went and did a search for some recipes. I finally settled on one that looked nice and simple. You can find the recipe here: Easy Butternut Squash Soup

I gave it a go yesterday and learned a thing or two. While I love butternut squash I have never cooked with it before and I discovered just how difficult it is to peel. It took me a while to getting the whole thing done, however once I did the rest of the recipe was very straight forward. I did make one mistake in the recipe and added too much cream which has made the soup quite creamy and heavy but I found that it was still delicious and was quite happy with the outcome.

This recipe made quite a large pot of soup so I will be freezing some of it in individual portions for when I need something quick. I have always been really reluctant about making soup as I thought it would be a complicated process but this was so easy, other than the peeling, that I think I will be trying some other soup recipes.

I hope you have enjoyed this post about something a bit different and that you find some of these homemade item topics useful. Please let me know what you think in the comments or by email at

Next experiment: Homemade Scones, wish me luck!


  1. Oh, sounds yummy! I find that with butternut squash (we call it butternut pumpkin her in Australia) if you cut it down the middle, then cut it again right where it starts to 'fatten' at the bottom, you can then sit it up and fairly easily peel it with a sharp knife :)

    Good luck with your scones and other cooking adventures... would love to see some pics!

  2. Sounds nice! You could also post the recipes that you use along with telling us about it. I'm not a good cook myself, but I'm sure others would love to try it!

  3. Congrats on the success of your first soup! We've made it a few times, but 6 months ago was our first time, and it turned out well also. Thanks for the recipe link too.

  4. congrats my dear...
    big hugs x

  5. I'm always looking for good recipes. Maybe next time, you could show us a picture.


  6. Your soup sounds delicious. My DH loves home made scones,he takes two very small ones in his lunch box every day! Looking forward to reading about your baking.

  7. Nice! I love butternut squash soup. Unfortunately I'm reading this at work and it's 10 in the morning, and now I really really feel like eating this. I have to wait 8 hours before I will get home...Good luck with the scones!
    xo Alicia

  8. I have never tried butternut squash...might be something I have to try.

  9. Y'know, I've never had any luck with butternut squash recipes and I have no idea why. I like other squashes (especially grilled)! Making extra is always a good thing. I call them Lazy Emergency Meals for those days when things are too crazy or I just wanna be a bum.

    I like foody blogs too, so all your stuff is great to read. :D G'luck with your scones~

  10. Oh yummy yummy! I love butternut soup!
    Am going to give this one a try for sure!
    I've been meaning to make some scones I feel like a scone with some strawberry jam!!

  11. The soup sounds lovely. The first time I ate butternut squash was with spinach in a lasagna. Sounds awful but tasted so scrummy! Good luck with the scones! :)

  12. It's nice to try out things other than just stitching. I also did some special cooking last month and would continue this year too. It keeps us interested in other things in life which sometimes we ignore or find it intimidating to do:)
    May be, you can add a picture from next time. I don't get time to garnish and all, I just take a pic of one serving, that's all. Hopefully, someday, I will spend some time looking into the garnishing aspect too.

  13. I make homemade soup at least twice a month all year round. Most often cold soups in the summer. They generally aren't any harder than any other recipe and you end up with some to freeze for other meals.
    I did give up on Butternut Squash soup because of the peeling.


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