The Little Things… a Pumpkin Soup recipe

We had a huge autumn storm that raged over northern Europe earlier this week. Trees were falling over everywhere — it was dangerous to be outside… but so nice and cosy to be inside!

With autumn, and being cosy and warm in our minds, Ava and her little friends Juul and Kate helped me make a delicious pumpkin soup for lunch. They cut carrots, potatoes and onions and were great little kitchen assistants! (If you would like to do this at home with your kids, just click here for your free PDF download!).

Cooking with children is a lovely activity, and they can learn so many things about eating healthily and seasonally and about fresh ingredients… and of course, cooking their own meal will motivate them to eat it as well! Juul, Kate and Ava sat down at a beautifully set table and very proudly ate their own soup… A true little lady luncheon for the three little girl friends!

xxx Esther

PS –  This is the second post in a series which is called ‘The Little Things’. Thank you Maud Fontein for taking such gorgeous photos, Sara Musch for the beautiful download, and Bianca from A Day With Kate for letting us use your super stylish house! Paper Straws, Wooden Cutlery and Mae Engelgeer Tea Towel are available from A Day With Kate.

10 COMMENTS - Add your own

1. Gina | October 31, 2013 | Reply

I love pumpkin soup & I love cayenne pepper, I’ve never thought to add some on my soup. I’ll try tonight :)

2. Esther in Amsterdam | November 5, 2013

It’s really good! x

3. Gina | October 31, 2013 | Reply

(Ava and her friends are the cutest… how proud they seem about cooking their own meal!)

4. Carolina | November 1, 2013 | Reply

Ava is breathtakingly cute in these pictures!

5. Esther in Amsterdam | November 5, 2013

Thank you! xx

6. Jen | November 1, 2013 | Reply

Sounds so lovely…thank you, I am loving your new series- I have printed out from both weeks! Fun!! xox

7. Kensal | November 1, 2013 | Reply

Gorgeous! Coukd I ask where the navy checked dress is from?

8. Esther in Amsterdam | November 5, 2013

Hi Kensal, do you mean the one I’m wearing? It’s actually a blouse and I bought it 6 years or so ago in London…! x

9. Carrie | November 5, 2013 | Reply

Where did you find your dishes? I love the blue and white!

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