Kitchen Therapy

Spiced Squash, Fennel and Pear Soup


It’s sooooo good to be back cooking Dorie’s recipes with the French Fridays with Dorie group!
How did I miss 6 weeks?
I tried to figure out where the time went!
I couldn’t make sense of it until I was importing the photos for this week’s recipe from my iphone.
The past 6 weeks flashed by in photos.

Cooling down at the beach on Friday’s after school.

School concerts (that’s my Oliver!)


School Holidays!


Now I remember where the past 6 weeks went!

I got busy with life!

And I shamefully forgot the immense satisfaction and pleasure I got each week from cooking and connecting with an amazing bunch of women!
Creating this week’s recipe felt good.
And it tasted great!

I was worried the kids wouldn’t like this soup so I used half the pumpkin to make our usual Donna Hay Roast Pumpkin Soup recipe which I know they love.
I asked them to try Dorie’s recipe and everyone preferred it!
I was honestly shocked! My husband and I loved it however I expected the kids to pass on it.
I was so wrong!
They loved the taste of Dorie’s soup, they wanted to know what was in it and when they heard “pear” they put their hands up and declared they would rather not know. They thought knowing might ruin it for them!
It really was a case of blissful ignorance!

I cannot wait to see what everyone else thought of this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe!


6 thoughts on “Spiced Squash, Fennel and Pear Soup

  1. I’m going to take your word for it that this soup tastes great. I just cannot stomach fennel, so I made a different recipe from Dorie’s Baking book. Great post!

  2. Welcome back!
    It’s okay, life does happen 🙂
    Glad everyone enjoyed – this one went over really well in our house as well.

  3. Welcome back!
    I truly enjoyed this soup. Unfortunately my husband didn’t. More for me!
    Your soup looks lovely! Happy Weekend!

  4. Welcome back, Sanya! Sounds like you’ve been enjoying The Good Life! That’s the name of the game. I’m glad to hear everyone loved the soup. I enjoyed it too. My husband didn’t like the idea of the pears in the soup, so he can definitely relate to your kids thought that sometimes it’s better just not to know…

  5. We’ve missed you – welcome back! Your photos are beautiful. So glad everyone enjoyed the soup. We did as well!

  6. Your kids loved it! How much of a scaredy cat am I that I couldn’t give it a try! Jeesh! So glad you’re back though! I love your positive joy filled posts. You rock sista!

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