Monday, September 16, 2013

Squash & Tomato Soup and Instagram

If you follow me on Instagram, you already know that I made a squash/tomato soup with a giant homegrown squash and some tomatoes over the weekend.

Squash and tomatoes

I just signed up for Instagram on Friday night, and I love it. To be honest, I had no idea that Instagram was available for Android phones (after being jealous of people with iphones for years) until the older kid asked me to follow him. Apparently, it’s been available for Android phones for a while… Sometimes it seems like I live under a rock…

Anyway, the soup was very simple but tasty and smelled wonderful. The kid actually asked if we were having pizza.

Tomato Squash Soup 

Ingredients
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 6 small tomatoes, diced
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 giant squash, diced
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • olive oil
Directions
  1. Heat the olive oil in a medium pot. When the oil is hot, add the onions and cook for 2 minutes
  2. Next add the garlic, tomatoes, and squash and sauté for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the vegetable broth, oregano and thyme and let cook for 20 – 25 minutes, until the squash is very soft.
  4. Puree the soup with an immersion blender.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

The highlight of the weekend was that Jenn from Girl Heroes and Newschool Nomads came over with her family for dinner on Friday night. They are traveling across the U.S. in an RV and are homeschooling their two boys. I have been reading Jenn’s blog for years and met her in real life two years ago when they were just starting their journey. We had a great time, and I am very glad that we got to hang out.


Another exciting event of the weekend was that the kid started Korean school. I’m very excited that he is going to learn more Korean as well as about Korean culture. Here is another Instagram photo. Yes, I’m pretty much obsessed and have to keep myself from constantly posting things… Smile

Korean school

Questions: Do you use Instagram? If so you do you like it? If you do use Instagram, leave me your user name in the comments so that I can follow you (if you want). What was the highlight of you weekend? 

Be well,
Andrea

32 comments:

  1. I have a windows phone, so no instagram :(

    your soup combo looks great - love that its soup weather!!!

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    1. Yes, I love soups and stews in fall.

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  2. It was SO GREAT to see you again!!!! Thank you again for having us over and the food and company was amazing. I'm so happy you joined IG so I can keep up with you in my favorite social media platform.

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    1. I'm very glad we could all hang out! It'll be great to follow your adventures on IG!

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  3. Greta,
    that`s really exciting to start school.I wish a good start.
    On weekend i was in a Schach-village,it is in Germany unique (einmalig)From all pays of Germany comes people to play Schach.(Sparkasse against Finanzamt)

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    1. Thanks!

      Sounds like a fun chess event.

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  4. I have Instagram on my (Android) phone but I don't really see the fun in it. I make photos with my phone that I usually directly post on FB. What I do use sometimes is Instaweather for posting on FB.

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    1. I've never heard of Instaweather. I'll have to check it out. :)

      So far, I really enjoy following people on IG.

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  5. Im so excited for the KID!!!!
    and cant wait to hear what he thinks and what you think as well...

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    1. He is excited to learn Korean, but it's also very new. Some kids in his class already read and write in Korean, and he is just learning the letters, so it's an adjustment. Luckily, he is very open to new situations (something I was not at all when I was little...).

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  6. That's quite a squash! What variety is it? I think I have an Instagram account, but if it's still there, I don't do anything with it. I'm definitely living under a rock ;)

    Yay for Korean school! I remember going to Chinese school as a kid. That book the kid is holding looks pretty exciting!

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    1. Unfortunately, I don't know the name of the squash as I didn't keep the little info tag.

      The book seems to be fun (but also all in Korean, so I can't help with anything...).

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  7. The soup looks comforting and delicious. How fun that you got to meet up with a fellow blogger. I bet your boy is excited to learn more about his culture through school.

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    1. It was great seeing Jenn again. And, yes, the kid is very excited to learn more about his culture.

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  8. So fun to follow you on Instgram now,and how funny you learned about it from your 'big' kid :-) Pizza soup? Yum!!!

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    1. Yes, I'm learning more and more from the "big kid!" :)

      Instagram is so fun!

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  9. Nice soup Andrea, I like the creaminess of it...
    Great that your kid is learning Korean...never is too many languages...
    Hope you are enjoying your week my dear :D

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    1. Thanks, Juliana. And, yes, learning languages is a very good thing.

      Hope you are having a great time, too!

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  10. I LOVE Instagram - truth2beingfit - I follow you already! :) That soup looks delish!!!!

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    1. Your workout IG photos are so inspiring, Jody!

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  11. YUM! That soup looks so simple yet YUM! :D

    And instagram makes everything THAT MUCH prettier! ;)

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  12. Sounds so fresh and light! I've never tried Instagram.

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  13. This weekend I am making tomato soup, ketchup, salsa and spaghetti sauce. My garden is crazy! So many tomatoes and jalapenos!

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    1. I've never made ketchup, but it's on my list!

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  14. I can't believe how grown up the kiddo is looking! Love the photos of you and Jenn. She is so sweet!

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    1. I know. He is growing up soooo fast. Much faster than I remember them growing up... :)

      And, yes, Jenn is great!

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  15. I was so happy to see you on Instagram! I also love it!

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  16. I like the simplicity of the ingredients in this soup. We ALWAYS puree soup - gives it that extra feeling of decadence!

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    1. Yes, pureeing soup makes it feel very decadent! :)

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