Sunday, September 21, 2008

Squash + Whiskey Soup

The first whisper of fall and I'm all over root vegetables. This afternoon at a farmer's stand in Caledon, it was a fine-looking organic butternut squash and a round, green variety with the irresistible name Sweet Mama that caught my eye.

A quarter cup of whiskey and a tablespoon or two of maple syrup make this soup sing. A drizzle of crème fraîche is nice too. Next time, when I'm not so hungry, there will be homemade croutons or warm breadsticks on the side.


Lois Kim said...

ooh… whiskey! I would never have thought of this secret ingredient. Does it add a smokiness to the flavour?

Nicole Morell said...

No, but it makes my kids reeealll quiet.