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I love soup in the winter, but I have never made it myself mostly because I thought it would be a lot of work and a long time spent over the stove. My mom has a big garden and dumped 2 big butternut squash’s at my door and now I had to figure out what to do with them.

I made this recipe up as I was going but am really happy with the way it turned out. Instead of going the traditional nutmeg and cinnamon version I went with a spicier zingy version.

Ingredients:

1 Butternut Squash, halved lengthwise

1-2 onions (your preference), cubed

2-6 garlic cloves (also your preference)

2 1/2 cups vegetable or chicken stock

12oz can of coconut milk

Any type of creamy cheese

Oil spray

1 Lime, quartered

1 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp ground ginger

Any delicious toppings- sliced scallion, toasted coconut and/ or Sriracha sauce

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Happy Friday!

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I am happy that this week was so busy that it flew by. No more concerts for a while but we have a lot of plans to keep ourselves busy for the next few weeks, starting with this weekend which we will be spending upstate in the Catskills with Brian’s parents.

I am also excited to be heading into  NYC this evening, for a date night with my mom and little sister, to go to a new photo exhibit at International Center of Photography by Sebastio Salgado called Genesis.

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One of the photos previewed for the exhibit

Ashley from Hither&Thither has got me excited about the new addition to the High Line Park so I hope to be heading there for an after dinner walk as well.

High-Line

A glimpse of the new part of the park. I hope to take a lot of photos later today and post them later.

I have been enjoying my free time catching up on some reading, especially loving this book, and on some blog posts I have been missing out on the last few weeks.

My favorites this week have all been from Garden & Gun, I think I am just missing Charleston and southern life and enjoy reading and dreaming about our future there.

A day in the life of a southern chef

New coffee table book with beautiful photos of southern artists

Do you want to add some extra flare for your walls?

The best honey!

40 Years in Georgia (cover photo above from here)

Do you know how cane syrup/sugar is made?

I hope you enjoy some of the reading and can see my love for the southern charm that flows out of Garden&Gun’s website.

Any fun plans for your weekend?