As I patiently waited last night for trick-or-treaters to ring our doorbell, I set out to make a nice autumnal soup. We were greeted by only a handful of older kids, barely dressed in costume, so I had plenty of time to putz around with some crazy veggies. We came across another CSA box this week and if you know CSAs, you know that you can get some funky produce this time of year. Kohlrabi, I'm looking at you. Celeriac, yep, you are a weirdo.
I riffed off of a recipe from the fabulous Love Soup by Anna Thomas. Her undoubtedly delicious recipe called for kabocha squash and turnips. I had acorn squash and carrots, so I swapped those out.
For years we lived on a street just a few blocks away, and no one came to our building to trick or treat. Now we live in what we thought was the epicenter of Halloween festivities-- walkable, well-lit, populated with families, well-decorated stoops and front doors-- and still, hardly any trick or treaters. The weather wasn't great, so I'll blame it on that. Meanwhile, I enjoyed this soup with a festive pumpkin pie martini and a crusty French baguette.