Posts Tagged ‘Potatoes’

first encounter: hokkaido pumpkin

Pretty name, pretty color, pretty tasteful!

Today I tried hokkaido pumpkin for the very first time. Walking past it in the supermarket for the past three months, I decided yesterday that one of those little fellows had to come home with me. Good decision!

I made a soup from it – spicy and creamy. Perfect on a cold winter day!


Pumpkin-potato soup

1 hokkaido pumpin

6 small potatoes

2 medium onions

2 cloves garlic

2 tsp curry powder

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp Herbamare Original

32 oz (1 l) water

chili powder, salt and pepper to taste

Cut potatoes and pumpkin in cubes, chop onions and garlic. Add oil, curry, onions and garlic to a pan and sauté for 5 minutes. Add potatoes and pumpkin. Fill up with bouillon until vegetables are covered. Let simmer for about 30 minutes or until vegetables are fully cooked. Blend in a food processor or use a hand blender. Add chili powder, salt and pepper to taste. Top it off with some roasted pumpkin seeds and enjoy the soup with a toasted slice of whole grain bread. Serves 4.


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bachelorette party

Morten’s cousin Sanne is getting married in August. So yesterday we went out and celebrated her bachelorette party! It was a perfect day! It started with a picnic in Classenshave, then we would send Sanne to a photo studio, where she would get her photo taken (you know what kind of photo!). After that we had someone teach us belly dancing (Sanne’s future husband is turkish, so she might need some tricks) and then we had the nicest three course dinner ever. The night ended in a gay dance club – kind of a weird experience =)

IMG_3457The beautiful bride to be in her amazing belly dance costume.

IMG_3452Not the dinner we got at the restaurant but still so delicious. Salmon with garlic, potatoes, and vegetables, all oven baked.

dinner with friends

Last night we went over to Brinja’s house. Anders made a lovely three course meal and served good wine. We shared stories about our lives, acting as each others therapists. Niller’s stories were so good, we applauded him several times. 

IMG_3141Main course and dessert