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Indulge in the cozy embrace of autumn with this Butternut Squash Fall Risotto, perfectly harmonized with the bold tang of sharp blue cheese. This creamy delight is tailored to warm up your chilly fall nights, offering a comforting experience that eases you into the colder months. You can use the popular butternut squash, acorn or leftover pumpkin carvings you just carved with the kids for this fall risotto. Generally, winter squashes are sweet and need an excellent contrasting element to balance. Sharp blue cheese, being spicy and sharp, will balance perfectly with the sweet and smooth squash, turning this dish into a dynamic and well-balanced one. Blue Cheese Types Well, there is a whole world of blue cheeses, some made of sheep, goat, cow or a mix of milk. The general rule for blue cheese is the more blue veins, the more potent it is. Personally, I’m a big Roquefort…

Persimmon Salad with Duck Prosciutto, walnuts and pieces of fresh goat cheese to welcome the fall is the way to go this year! A lightly sliced persimmon bed topped with colourful veggies is irresistible! Persimmon Salad with Duck Prosciutto is a great fall appetizer, just in time for the Persimmon season. Those fruits are pretty similar to tomatoes in looks; although firmer and drier, you can eat them raw, with or without the skin, dried or cooked. They are both considered “a berry” because of their morphology. Some types of Persimmons are sweeter, others more astringent, but their inside is always composed with a beautiful star shape when cut horizontally, making them perfect for a good-looking salad bed like this one. How to Choose the Right Persimmon? The persimmons should still be firm when you buy them. The Hachiyas variety is a little longer than the Fuyu type, which is more of a flat…

Spiced Coconut Pumpkin Soup is an easy soup made with roasted pumpkin, coconut milk, ginger, cumin and garlic. Perfect to warm up before the winter comes. Spiced Coconut Pumpkin Soup is a creamy, colourful and aromatic soup. To balance the sweetness of pumpkin and coconut milk, a bit of ginger and cumin will come to the rescue! The type of pumpkin used would preferably be a red Kuri or butternut squash, although any type would do. The roasting of the pumpkin pieces in the oven is what gives a pumpkin soup its kick! The smaller the pieces of pumpkin the more Maillard reaction (browning), and the more taste your soup will have. Balancing the Sweetness I saw so many pumpkin soups out there and many are on the sweet side of the spectrum. But there is nothing like a dinamic sweet and spicy or sweet and sour duo. The pumpkin’s…