Cheesy butternut squash soup

first_imgLinkedin Email Advertisement Facebook GREAT in winter, but I really think that this is a super dish to have in Spring as the warmth of the flavours and aromas bring a fabulous taste and this is further enhanced by adding the rind from the Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese as it cooks. Simply fry the onion, add the butternut squash, stock and Parmigiano-Reggiano rind and cook gently for 20 minutes. Remove the rind and blend the soup until smooth. Then, grill slices of French bread topped with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and after ladling the soup into warmed bowls, top each one with a piece of French toast. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up WHAT YOU NEED150g Parmigiano-Reggiano, with rind25g butter1 large onion, finely chopped1 medium butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and chopped into chunks900ml hot vegetable stock 150ml milksalt and freshly ground black pepper, to season4-6 slices French breadfresh parsley or thyme, chopped to garnishWHAT TO DOKeep the rind from the Parmigiano-Reggiano, cut into chunks, then finely grate the cheese.Melt butter in a large saucepan, gently fry onion for about three minutes, until softened, but not browned. Add butternut squash, vegetable stock and Parmigiano-Reggiano rind. Heat until mixture is just simmering, then turn heat to low and cook gently for about 20 minutes, partially covered, until vegetables are soft and tender.Remove rind from saucepan, transfer soup to blender or food processor and add most of the grated cheese, reserving about 25g for garnishing. Blend soup for 15-20 seconds, until completely smooth. Return it to saucepan and add milk. Stir thoroughly and reheat until piping hot. Taste and adjust seasoning.Meanwhile, toast slices of French bread, sprinkle remaining Parmigiano-Reggiano on top and grill until melted. Ladle soup into warmed bowls, then top each portion with one piece of French toast. Sprinkle with fresh parsley or thyme and a little extra ground black pepper, then serve.You’ll need roughly 500g of butternut squash when peeled and deseeded. If you have any left over, simply roast it until tender to serve as a vegetable with another meal. To store the soup, cool it quickly, then refrigerate for up to three days, or freeze for up to three months. WhatsAppcenter_img NewsCheesy butternut squash soupBy admin – March 24, 2011 641 Twitter Print Previous articleDK’s bibles – new cook booksNext articleThe Lincoln Lawyer – film review adminlast_img read more

New Southport development Imperial Square hits the market

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:40Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:40 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenCOVID-19: How the property market is tracking01:40BUYERS will have the opportunity to take a stake in what will ultimately become the new cosmopolitan heart of Southport with the first stage release of Imperial Square.Regal Residences will comprise 18 levels offering 145 luxury apartments including two rooftop penthouses, and a four and a half star hotel with 200 suites. The infinity edge pool will feature spectacular views of the Gold Coast. Supplied.When completed, it will include commercial and business spaces, atrium bar and restaurants, and luxury amenities such as gymnasiums, spas, an executive lounge and infinity edge pool with spectacular views of the Gold Coast.“This is where it all begins and we’re proud to be a part of one of the most significant urban renewal projects in the city’s history,” he said.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoRegal Residences will take shape on a 1.34ha site bounded by Ferry Rd and Meron St with construction expected to start in coming months. Render of one of the bedrooms in Regal Residences. Supplied.The site is currently occupied by Azzura’s Mercato on Ferry retail-commercial development. The project’s sales and marketing director, Julian Sutherland, said Regal Residences would appeal to downsizers, owner occupiers and first home buyers who may be able to take advantage of the federal government’s new stimulus packages.“Potentially some first home buyers will be receiving up to $40,000 worth of incentives – or in some cases more than 10 per cent of the property’s value – with prices starting at $349,000,” Mr Sutherland said.“Starting at $5000 per sq m, these apartments represent extraordinary value to owner occupiers and first home buyers because of the incredible fixtures, finishes and facilities.” Regal Residences with offer apartments priced from $349,000. Supplied. Render of Regal Residences. Supplied.The project is being undertaken by developer Azzura which has helped shape the Gold Coast skyline for more than 30 years.Regal Residences will be officially launched this weekend with the unveiling of a new on-site sales display that includes a furnished two-bedroom, two- bathroom apartment.“We are absolutely delighted to be creating a project that has been the subject of meticulous planning and design for more than three years,” said Azzura’s CEO Mr Robert Badalotti.“This is a defining project not only for Southport city’s cosmopolitan hub but for the Gold Coast in general, taking advantage of the infrastructure such as the light rail, the new Gold Coast Hospital and Griffith University. Render of the lounge in one of the apartments. Supplied.Imperial Square has been designed to become the cosmopolitan new heart of the Gold Coast’s CBD and the dream we have had as a company for many years is about to come to life.”Ensuing stages will include the jewel in the crown, known as The Majesty, rising to 108 levels and ranking it Australia’s tallest residential building.Regal Residences offers a combination of one, two and three-bedroom apartments priced from $349,000. Render of the bathroom. Supplied.last_img read more

Dearborn County Relay for Life Kick-Off

first_imgLAWRENCEBURG, Ind. — The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Dearborn & Ohio Counties will hold a free Kick-Off for the annual event on Wednesday, January 11th at 6:30pm at the Lawrenceburg Event Center.Everyone is invited to the Kick-Off to learn about how to help the American Cancer Society save more lives from cancer.The program will highlight how the funds raised in the community are used to benefit cancer patients & their families, important cancer research & the multitude of services offered by the American Cancer Society.The event will also honor cancer survivors & caregivers.Last year, over 800 people participated in the Relay For Life of Dearborn & Ohio Counties & raised over $160,000, making this event the #4 event in the state of Indiana.last_img read more

Pack may not be back

first_imgFor many sports fans across the nation, tonight will mark a new year of sorts. Yes, the National Football League makes its return with what has become tradition of late: a rousing, over-the-top kickoff jamboree, all jam-packed into one Thursday night. I mean, what can compete with seeing Green Day and Randy Moss on the same field?Yes, that is a twinge of sarcasm. Give the League credit, though. It halted opening orgies like the absurd pre-game Britney Spears concert resembling a 15-year-old boy’s wet dream from several years ago. But, in all seriousness, the NFL opens its season once again as the unquestioned kingpin of sports leagues. Somehow, somewhere, on the timeline of American history, professional football mutated from an athletic competition into some sort of warped religion and elevated itself above any challengers. Baseball may be America’s pastime, but football is its true love.Need proof? Take a drive a couple of hours north, where the Kool-Aid is served green and gold and any sort of clothing item can be made from Styrofoam cheese (or whatever that material is). The ultimate fan-to-team love affair can only be found in or around the city of Green Bay. Yes, Packers fans truly are hooked on their franchise more than life itself. And it is truly amazing. Sometimes strange and almost perverse? That too.The Packers have captivated followers with a mix of small-town fan appeal and a winning tradition over the last 10-plus years. It appears, however, the strategies used to maintain those winning ways over the past several seasons may be catching up with the green and gold.After a downright pathetic-looking preseason (granted, it is the preseason) in which the team somehow bumbled its way to two wins, 2005 looks much less promising for the Packers. Yes, Brett Favre is still under center for Mike Sherman’s team. But over the course of the last couple of years, Favre has seen the talent around him deteriorate.The Green Bay defense is in shambles, and the offense took two large hits with the losses (via free agency) of guards Mike Wahle and Marco Rivera. Maybe it truly is impossible to stay on top. But, when viewing some of the Packers’ decisions in the relatively recent past, it’s not that hard to see why lean years could be on the horizon.Joe Johnson. Hardy Nickerson. Cletidus Hunt. That’s just to name a few. Want more? How about signing backup fullback Nick Luchey to a seven-year contract. While teams such as the Patriots and Eagles avoid overspending for the most part, the Packers have carelessly thrown money around. The team allowed overpaid veterans such as Lawyer Milloy and Jeremiah Trotter to leave, relying on their systems and player development to take over. More accurately, former general manager and current head coach Mike Sherman has spent that cash in numerous quick-fix attempts. That shortsightedness has left the cupboard around Favre somewhat bare. After giving up a third-round pick to acquire troubled receiver Terry Glenn and seeing him battle nagging injuries, Sherman sent him packing for relatively nothing (a sixth-round choice). Oddly enough, Glenn had over 800 yards receiving in his one year at Lambeau. Not a very good turnaround value. However, Glenn’s story is just one example of Sherman and the organization’s failure to take a down-the-road approach. Trading away draft picks to reach for needs is another example (B.J. Sander, anyone?). Moves like these show a lack of patience and foresight.Now, that’s not to say Sherman has done everything wrong and the team is doomed. New general manager Ted Thompson has shown a refreshing, patient approach in his first half-year on the job. And Sherman draft picks Nick Barnett and Javon Walker have developed into fine players.Walker, Favre, Ahman Green and the Packers offense carried the franchise to another division title and a 10-6 record a season ago. And, if things go just right, Favre could lead the team to another winning campaign in 2005. Great players elevate those around them, and Favre is most certainly a great player.However, improved competition within the NFC North and Green Bay’s abysmal defense certainly cloud those optimistic hopes. If Sherman’s offense plays like it did a year ago (which is a lot to ask), the Packers could stay afloat for at least another season. But if Favre shows his age the slightest bit, the past several years of ineptitude in personnel management may step to the forefront.last_img read more