sadly some blooms are already starting to die. i absolutely adore the christmas cactus! all year i basically forget about it. its just another green plant i faithfully water. then in november i'll catch a glimpse of a bud and suddenly i remember that it will soon explode into a firework display of blooms! its crazy really - how it just knows when to come out and does so without being coaxed. then when its done blooming - it goes back to sleep until next year......
the easiest butternut squash recipe in the worldi overheard someone talking about this soup this morning and i thought about it all day. i couldn't get to the grocery store fast enough to buy squash.
- 1 pkg peeled and cubed butternut squash
- 1 32 oz carton of veggie broth
- 1 apple
- 1 onion
- seasonings (i used salt and nutmeg)
throw everything into a pot and cook until soft. puree and eat.
i have a huge bag of dried shitake mushrooms in my pantry. i grab handfuls of them and throw them into whatever i'm cooking. i grabbed a handful and threw it in this soup too. i liked it - b/c i love mushrooms - but honestly i think it would have been just as good without the mushrooms.