Tag Archive | autumn

Halloween Autumn Recipe – Butternut Squash Pumpkin Soup

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  • WHAT YOU NEED (FOR 10 PEOPLE):

1 Red Kuri Squash (Hokkaido)

1 Butternut Squash

2 1/2 l Chicken/Vegetable Broth

4 Potatoes

200 ml Whipped Cream

2 Garlic Cloves

Ginger

Salt and Pepper

Cayenne Pepper

Curry Powder

Cinnamon Powder

Coriander

Nutmeg

Sour Cream

1 Vanilla Bean

Orange Juice

Oil, for stir-frying

  • PREPARATION:

1. Halve, seed and cube the butternut squash and the red kuri squash. Put them in a frying pan, together with the garlic cloves (which are sliced into small pieces beforehand). Stir-fry them in a bit of oil.

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2. Put the vegetable broth in a large pot. Bring to a boil. Peel and cube the potatoes and the ginger (a bit of ginger is enough! Don’t add too much!). Tip the potatoes, ginger and the squash into the pot.

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3. Let it boil for 20 minutes. Blend everything. Then add the spices and whipped cream. Let it boil for a bit longer. Blend it again and leave it over night. Add the orange juice before eating it the next day. You can also add some sour cream or crème fraîche before serving it. Done!

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Outfit Post: Layers of Autumn

Well, it’s autumn. And what does autumn mean? More rain than usually, snotty noses and layering up. My policy for autumn is to wear at least 3 layers. Petticoat, dress, jacket, coat. Sometimes without the petticoat. Autumn’s all about coats. I’ve already shown you one of my favourites in the last posts. As it’s getting colder now, I need to rummage around in my wardrobe to get my autumn/winter clothes out.

This post could as well be called “sponsored by H&M”. Dress and coat are both from H&M, and I think the scarf is as well (by the way, have you seen the new Maison Martin Margiela x H&M collection?). Shoes are from Kurt Geiger, the clock necklace is from my grandma and the adorable little strawberry pendant in the last photo was made by my friend Lisa.

Dress: H&M

Coat: H&M

Scarf: H&M

Shoes: Kurt Geiger

Necklace: Grandma

Strawberry Pendant: Lisa Aschenbach

Nail Varnish: CHANEL Le Vernis in 475 Dragon

Outfit Post: Autumn Cocoon Coats

I’ve mixed oufit and nature photos in this post, because I loved the autumn pictures I took outside but didn’t want to post them in a separate blog post. I’m pretty satisfied with the post as it is.. almost as much as I love that coat. It looks like a cocoon, which I know is more of a A/W 2011 trend. Jaeger, Burberry, Daks – they all have created cocoon coats. And recently I found this beige brown coloured beauty.

Fashion Post – Leo skirt

I love the leo print this winter! I never used to like animal prints until I saw this amazing leopard print faux fur jacket in Camden last autumn. I didn’t buy it and instead bought a white coat which was half the price of the leo jacket. But I knew I had to buy one soon, which I did in November. It really keeps me warm on cold days. When I saw this skirt I immediately fell in love with it, not only because of the print, but also because of the style. It’s a bit like a bubble skirt and I love bubble skirts. Again, this is something I wore to work and I added the clutch/bag in the evening when I went to a friends party.

Outfit Details:

Leo print skirt: H&M

White top: French Connection

Tights: H&M

Scarf: Camden Market

Clutch/Bag: Accessorize

Shoes: New Yorker – Amisu