Snow. Christmas time. Cold weather. Winter. It is all upon us. Whether you interpret those as good things is up to you. What all those things can also mean is delicious, hearty, comfort food, good for warming you up from the inside. That means soup. Heart warming, tasty, comforting, nourishing. Nothing like a big bowl of hot soup to warm the soul, and put a smile on your face in the winter.
Butternut squash soup is a classic. Simple and delicious. In this version, I added parsnips and allspice for a little different flavour palette. I quite like how it turned out. Incorporating butternut squash and parsnips together is a great way to continue cooking with local foods in the winter. The summer and fall months which bring tons of fresh produce are behind us for this year, but there are some local foods still available. Continue reading