This is a family favourite of ours that we make often! It’s both gluten free and dairy free and can easily be converted to vegan. We hope you love it as much as we do 🤗 •
Recipe (makes 8 serves):
✨2.5kg butternut pumpkin chopped into cubes ✨2L GF chicken stock
✨1 brown onion, cut finely
✨100g bacon, diced and fat cut off ✨1tbsp olive oil
✨1 clove garlic, minced ✨2 tbsp tomato paste ✨4-5 bay leaves ✨Decent pinch of mixed herbs ✨Salt and pepper to taste •
✨Brown onion, bacon and garlic in oil ✨Add all other ingredients to pot ✨Boil for 1-2 hours on medium heat ✨Take OUT bay leaves before blending to make a creamy delicious soup! You may need to add water at this stage if it’s too thick
✨Serve with some nutmeg on top and some crusty bread 🥖 • 🌿Macros per serve: 195cal/3F/26.6C/6P🌿 •
FYI- to make vegan just use a vegan stock and don’t add bacon! And just remember macros will be different depending on the brands you use.
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While we’re more than happy to regularly pursue our mantra of repurposing antiques and finding them a suitable niche to ensure that they remain relevant in modern times, the original uses of certain items remains perfectly good enough to render them still fit for purpose.
Witness today’s piece – a silver #nutmeg grater, from #RhodeIsland in the United States, and dating from the latter part of the 19th century. At first glance this struck me as quite an unusual item, but the briefest of research reveals that nutmeg graters were made in huge quanties, both in the traditional kitchen style with which you may be familiar, but also in this far more decorative form. The intention seems to have been for them to be carried about on one’s person – along with your matchbook holder, snuff box, pipe smoking paraphernalia and corkscrew – as part of the armoury of useful tools without which any self-respecting gentleman about town should never allow himself to be caught.
Quite why the need for grated nutmeg was catered for so assiduously is unclear. Granted, there’s no point bothering to eat #ricepudding without the stuff having been liberally applied, and it can make a telling contribution to Indian and Italian dishes, but it seems odd to ensure that you were prepared to grate nutmeg, at any time of the day or night, whenever the need should arise as a matter of urgency.
Back in the 16th century it was considered to be a good method by which to ward off bubonic #plague , but this was hardly a consideration 200 years later. Was it really the case that one would regularly be confronted with unpalatable foodstuffs while out and about, and a swift dose of freshly grated nutmeg was all that would render such things edible – that seems unlikely !
Whatever the reason, the fact remains that these things were unfeasibly commonplace, so there must have been a significant demand for them – would anyone like to hazard a guess as to what the pressing circumstance may have been ?
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Small but Mighty 💪💪💪💪 .......................... Saw this kitchen aid and the caption attracted me. Hmmmm,as small as this kitchen aid looks,it works wonders, .............................💃💃💃💃 The first thing that came to my mind was nutmeg. NUTMEG is one of the world's popular SPICE which is not only good for culinary purposes but it's also Medicinal. 👍
I love using a required quantity of Nutmeg for my Cakes,Chinchin etc and the Aroma and Taste is simply WOW 😋😋
This kitchen aid comes in when I need to Grate my Nutmeg,without the grater it is not very easy to get a semi-smooth texture required. So i call it kitchen aid😂😂💃💃 .
What do you use your GRATER for? Drop your comments below👇 @rozzycakes my culinary teacher 😂
In every situation we find ourselves, let's be GRATEFUL 🙏🙏🙏