"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it." ~ Isaiah 55: 8-11



HAPPY FRIDAY! Whew, I can't believe another work week is almost over! We have a new challenge for you this week over at A Day For Daisies, as well as a *free digi* so you can play along with us for a chance to win another digi of your choice!!!

I love this little image, Pumpkins and Butterflies from ADFD... SO GORGEOUS! I paired this week's challenge card with another challenge over at Digital Tuesday, which was to use a digi & a frame.

I have these big loopy 'clips' that I put my ribbon through, I just love them & I only have a few more left! There are some copper button brads on the bottom right, too. The image was colored with Copics. There's a recipe printed on the inside for pumpkin soup, which I actually made last night - SO YUMMY! Here is is...

Curried Pumpkin Soup with Roasted Hazelnuts

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 small onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
1 firm pear, cored, finely chopped
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cumin
2 tablespoons curry powder
1/8 teaspoon chili powder
3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
2 15-oz. cans pumpkin OR a the meat of a small roasted pumpkin
1 13.6-oz. can light unsweetened coconut milk
Salt and pepper
Plain yogurt, for serving, optional

Roasted hazelnuts

1. Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion, pear and ginger and sauté until tender, about 8 minutes. Sprinkle flour, cumin and curry and chili powders over onion mixture and stir for 1 minute (mixture will be dry). (I keep fresh ginger in my freezer & take it out when I need it. I use a microplane grater to grate it into my recipes, that way you don't get a pile of ginger fibers!)

2. Gradually whisk in broth and cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture begins to thicken, about 6 minutes. Whisk in pumpkin and coconut milk. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a low boil and cook for 5 minutes, stirring often. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

3. Working in batches, pour soup and a 1/3 cup roasted hazelnuts into blender and blend until smooth. Return to pot to rewarm. Serve hot, topped with yogurt, if desired, and sprinkled with more chopped hazelnuts.

Last night I also served this with cheese toasted french bread. Just slice the bread, spray it with olive oil, top with an Italian cheese blend and bake it until the edges brown & the cheese melts!

Hope you have a great weekend!


Linda said...

I want to come to your house for dinner. That sounds wonderful. I am home all day and I am going to pick up some take out. I am a bad house wife. I only cook on demand. LOL
I love that image and am headed over to see the free image and check out the blog.
Thanks Arielle!

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

love the card and that recipe sounds YUMMY!

Cathy Clark said...

Arielle, wow!!! I love the card and the loopy ribbon holder is so cute and clever! Where'd you find those? The recipe sounds REALLY good---I'm going to try it soon esp. since we have cooler weather! :-)

Lisa said...

Hi Arielle - your coloring is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the elements and techniques you've used --the clip, buttons, and paper piercing, tearing -- it's really lovely!

CatWoman said...

OMG, this sounds absolutely delicious. My husband and I love soup and bread lunches, so I will definitely be giving this recipe a try. Great card too to present the recipe. :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Every time when I am here, it is always a WOW! you are just so creative!
Thanks for your lovely comment for my blog! : )

Kathy Martin said...

So gorgeous! Love how you did your ribbon and those two rows of pierced holes are such a nice touch!

Ellie said...

This is adorable. Love the cute image, super clean and simple sketch!
Thanks so much for sharing your work with us at digital tuesday. Hope you'll play again next week!

Jennifer Scull said...

I love your card! these colors are gorgeous with this image and that clip is adorable! so happy you are on the team! :)

Ann English said...

Just love your work! Got here by way of A Day for Daisies! Love these images, too!


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