Recipe || Roasted Butternut Squash and Apple Soup with Cinnamon Créme FraîcheJune 26, 2014
Hello friends! Since I have been pretty ill in the past week, I had enough spare time to nicely educate myself in the wonders of food photography. I am [trying] to suck up as much as I can of this lovely hobby, mainly for my food blog - where would a good food blog be, without mouthwatering photos!?
Being buzy with this also gives a great distraction of my tinnitus that has been growing worse the past few days. Tinnitus is the continuous hearing of a high ringing in one or both ears. I have this for quite a while ( I think I gave myself a permanent hearing loss, by going to metal and industrial concerts without any ear protection), and when that happens, the brain makes up for what you don't hear anymore and thinks it contributes by making noises itself.
Tinnitus sounds worse than it is. And it can be quite terrible, ofcourse, but you can compare it to the ticking of a clock; you will get used to it, and eventually you won't hear it anymore until you are thinking about it again. Tinnitus works practically the same. But, I catched a cold and my Eustachian tube got an infection, and this causes dull hearing ánd thus tinnitus growing worse. I cannot shut out the high ringing and it drives me mad. Even so, that it got me to an emotional breakdown. That happens when one is in need of complete silence, but not being able to escape the high noise in your ear - ever. I haven't experienced complete silence for a long time already and that both angers and saddens me. Tinnitus caused by hearing loss won't go away, and worse: there simply is no cure for it and you have to learn to live with it. They are working on a cure and they have found something in 2013, and within a couple of years, they think, it can be tested on people. I have medication for my Eustachian tube malfunction (which tastes like Napalm) and hopefully within a week I will be relieved of this misére.
But so you see, every distraction is more than welcome, and infusing myself with food photography tips, delicious recipes and cooking helps a great deal (ofcourse with the sound of the sea on the background, as they advise you to listen to when wanting to escape tinnitus (doesn't work by the way)).
I decided that, since my food blog only includes nostalgic recipes, I will share the modern ones here. Not in abundance as this is, and will remain, a vintage blog. If you want to see my (hopefully) improvement on the food photography, you can follow my blog A Dash of Nostalgia.
Now, the soup! In summertime I usually fancy salads and soups and I know, this soup is a true autumn soup ... but when I stumbled upon it whilst pinning the most stunning photos on Pinterest I had to make it, and it tasted só good, that I had to share it. Here, with you. The blueberry pizza was a favorite of you and I thought that perhaps a soup, too, would be lovely. (Tomorrow I have another recipe to share *yum*)
- 1 butternut squash
- 3 apples
- 1 garlic clove
- 1/2 onion
- 1 tablespoon olive oil, extra virgin
- 1/4 tsp salt (I used that pretty pink Himalaya salt)
- 1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
- 4 cups chicken broth
- fresh sage sprigs
- 1 cup créme fraîche
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
© Recipe source: insockmonkeyslippers