Spring is turning into summer in Sydney. Across the other side of the world, beautiful images of crunchy autumn leaves and giant thick blueish-green skinned pumpkins are taking centre stage on a number of blogs. These beautiful images got me inspired to trawl through my photo archives, back to our last autumn in Sydney.
While many may be celebrating thanksgiving amongst the falling leaves, autumn in Sydney usually finds us celebrating Easter. This year, we packed our bags and headed to the Blue Mountains, about an hour drive from the centre of Sydney. The Blue Mountains, the village of Leura in particular, is famous for its beautiful, lush gardens – full of the warm ocher and sienna colours of autumn - with little splashes of vibrant red here and there. On the upper mountains, the little town of Bilipin is also very famous for its deliciously crisp and crunchy autumn apples.
Inspired by the colours of the mountains and its beautiful seasonal delights – pumpkin and apples, this soup was a feature on our Easter Sunday dinning table. It balances sweet, savoury, creamy and tangy flavours beautifully – and is a nice start to a long warming lunch, surrounded by family and friends.