Winter is for snuggling and roasting pumpkins

6.26.2013







 Dave is back! And with him the camera and our pictures.
While I have been busy I have missed him and and it's good to have him back.
He also came with a big bag full of makeup for my professional kit, as I gave him a list, what to get.
(For the ones that haven't bought cosmetics in Australia, you might want to know that the price for most makeup products is double the amount of what you pay in the USA or UK, and I go through A LOT of products, as it's my job!)
So it has been one happy start of the week. Much needed, as the temperature has now really dropped and it has been constantly raining for over a week, which has messed up my work schedule a little. Some location photo shoots I was supposed to work on, had to be rescheduled.
Winter also really leave more time to reflect and set goals, once more.
I am finding myself on a roll with my work and having big plans.
And I am back into an amazing routine daily yoga, which feels soooooo good.
The good side about it is, it's so much to be indoors hearing the rain, getting work done and even finding pleasure in the most boring paperwork.
And in the evenings? We are looking at some gorgeous houses online, which is so much fun. We are hoping to get one with a nice outdoor area, so once Summer is back, we can eat outdoors. Dreaming of a big kitchen lovely new equipment and a view. 
And we are cooking delicious meals, like this roasted stuffed pumpkin.
Do you want to try our recipe? Here it is:

You need: (this serves 4)
2 small butternut squash

garlic clove, crushed
3 tbsp olive oil
a pinch dried chilli flakes
1 tsp thyme, chopped or dried
courgette/zuchini, cut into 2cm chunks
red pepper, cut into 2cm chunks
2 small red onions, cut into thin wedges
200g cherry tomatoes
50g pine nuts
100g goat's cheese, crumbled
1 tbsp breadcrumbs
1 tbsp parsley, chopped
1 tbsp parmesan
How to put it all together:

Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Cut the squash in half and scoop out the seeds then cut criss-cross patterns over the cut-side of each one. Mix together the garlic, 2 tbsp olive oil, chilli and thyme and brush this mixture over the flesh. Bake for about 30-40 minutes until the flesh is tender.

To make the filling, put the courgette, pepper and onion in a roasting tin and drizzle with 1 tbsp olive oil. Season and roast for about 20-25 minutes until tender and starting to brown at the edges. Add the cherry tomatoes and pine nuts and cook for another 10 minutes.

Mix the breadcrumbs, parsley and parmesan. Arrange the roasted vegetables and goat’s cheese in the squash halves, scatter with the breadcrumb mix and bake for a further 10 minutes or until golden and bubbling. (We didn't make this recipe up on our own, it's originally from Olive Magazine in March 2007)

I hope you enjoyed as we are not often posting recipes?
In case it's wonderfully sunny where you are save this recipe for Autumn, to cheer you up once summer is gone. Or maybe try this with red peppers and put it on the BBQ instead!?
Happy cooking!

12 comments:

  1. That looks absolutely delicious, Liv! SO perfect for this cold weather.

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    1. thanks, it was delicious! try it and let me know it went! x

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  2. can I hop over for some pumpkin treats? it looks delicious and I can almost smell it. greetings from a drowning and autumn like berlin.

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    1. Please do! Come over and we have some pumpkin!

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  3. it looks delicious!
    hope you get your dream house! how exciting :)

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  4. Perfect food for those cold days! Here at least we had sunshine the last couple of days, but reallly cold mornings!!
    It still amazes me how much more expensive certain (actually almost all) produtcs are here in Australia compared to Europe! Will do A LOT of shopping when I am going home to Germany for two weeks in September :)

    Kristina x

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    1. Yes stock up in Germany and enjoy your time!

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  5. That recipe looks so good... I love butternut squash in any form! have a nice one!

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    1. Yes we are having it all the time, as soup and roasted and in everything, such sooooo yummy!

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  6. These look so amazing! I'm definitely going to give them a try - although my kitchen skills leave a lot to be desired! x

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  7. you are facing winter months, we are FINALLY not! Summer has arrived in MN my friend.

    Glad you are well, and looking beautiful...I miss blogging, but finally am starting to share a bit.

    xo

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  8. these look all kinds of amazing!
    xx

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