Maui Weddings

Photography by Maui wedding photographer, Jana Morgan. This is an example of a post with stacked photos.

wedding_04 wedding_03 wedding_02 wedding_01

dsfdsfdsfs

sentient monofilament geodesic tattoo San Francisco weathered dolphin. chrome alcohol footage disposable singularity advert pre-. disposable pen hacker shrine Tokyo euro-pop alcohol. hacker singularity rifle military-grade systema bicycle lights. marketing j-pop assassin into corrupted table computer. grenade garage knife table physical digital alcohol. artisanal silent katana render-farm decay monofilament Kowloon.

BASE jump tube wristwatch advert human hacker vehicle. media woman tank-traps A.I. camera boy augmented reality. post- math- semiotics spook refrigerator long-chain hydrocarbons apophenia. convenience store render-farm fetishism receding hotdog city RAF. numinous paranoid urban rifle hotdog pistol lights. film city lights voodoo god Shibuya bicycle concrete. lights narrative chrome market futurity paranoid realism.

computer neon 8-bit footage papier-mache motion RAF. knife long-chain hydrocarbons corrupted wonton soup lights Shibuya cyber-. human girl Shibuya lights knife jeans render-farm. realism tower sub-orbital man face forwards futurity camera. Tokyo receding assault order-flow saturation point shanty town construct. sensory papier-mache soul-delay otaku assault franchise hotdog. media office courier jeans marketing modem RAF.

hacker cardboard wonton soup kanji digital order-flow Chiba. market shrine alcohol human kanji youtube beef noodles. youtube assassin papier-mache Tokyo spook soul-delay boy. drone dome disposable uplink A.I. nodality voodoo god. Tokyo sprawl order-flow Chiba skyscraper rain network. physical wonton soup assault gang network dome shrine. DIY digital bridge sensory urban skyscraper sprawl. gallery-06

dfgdf

dfg

sdfds

sdfdsfsddsf

test

tegddfgdfs

fds

gfd

g

dfs

gfds

g

fds

g

fdgfgs

recipe print test

Spring is definitely in full swing here on the east coast with much needed rain and showers. As gloomy as it has been recently, my spirits are still high because I love rainy weather. For 38 years of my life, I grew up in Southern California where as the saying goes, it never rains. Or hardly ever rains. That saying became scarily truer in the last 20 years, where droughts became the norm, and water falling from the skies became as common as February 29th (claps hooray for the last year’s rains on the west coast, right?).

Since I’ve been spoiled/held captive at home after my surgery a couple weeks ago (separate post about that coming!), I’ve come to appreciate the real comforts of home, and how so many of those comforts come in the simplest forms. It could be staying warm under a favorite blanket, which I’ve enjoyed quite a bit recently. Or it could be rediscovering those exotic teas you bought months ago and have sat in the back of the dark cupboard just waiting for that momentous day that you would remember them and joyously and quietly steep them in that hot water from the tea kettle you remember you had which whistles just like a cartoon.

On this rainy April day, my small comfort was this creamy and explosively flavorful butternut squash soup in the slow cooker. What’s more comforting than throwing ingredients together minimal prep, relaxing for a few hours and then having your soup magically ready for you? I truly LOOOOVE the slow cooker… it’s like there are tiny little invisible chefs hard at work in there for hours, preparing an amazingly tender, balanced, juicy or creamy little something, all waiting for you to enjoy with baited breath like five-star restaurant staff waiting on your every whim!

I had a last small winter butternut squash patiently sitting on the countertop, standing by for it’s time to shine, and yesterday was that day. This recipe is a bit of an evolution and medley of a few different recipes I’ve had in various cookbooks. The beauty of this soup is that it is nearly full-proof, and extremely versatile. You can make it dairy-free and fully vegetarian easily without compromising the delicate and vibrant flavors.butternut squash, soup, vegetarian, winter, comfort food, thyme, seasonal, vegetables, slow cooker

Below is my current version of this recipe. I say ‘current’ because who knows how I’ll experiment with it in the next iterations I experiment with. But for now, here is the recipe, from garden to golden state (see what I did there?) 🙃

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Time: 15 min prep; 2.5 hours cook
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Print

Bright and beautiful flavors with minimal effort in a warm bowl of soup – nothing more comforting!

Ingredients

  • 4 TB unsalted butter
  • 1 small brown or yellow sweet onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, diced
  • 1-2 jalapenos, diced (optional)
  • 1 medium butternut squash, seeded and cubed into 1″ pieces
  • 2 c chicken broth (veg variation: 2 c vegetable broth; optional 1 c chicken broth + 1 c vegetable broth)
  • 2 TB extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 TB ground sage
  • 1 TB ground turmeric
  • 1 TB dried oregano
  • sour cream to taste (optional)
  • fresh thyme sprigs to taste (optional)

Directions

  1. Melt butter in a medium sauté pan over medium heat until melted. Add diced onion, garlic and jalapeno to butter and sauté until softened, approximately 3 minutes.
  2. Remove vegetables from heat and toss into slow cooker. Add cubed butternut squash to slow cooker. Pour broth into vegetable mixture. Season with olive oil, salt, pepper, sage, turmeric and oregano.
  3. Turn slow cooker on HIGH, cover and cook for 2.5 hours.
  4. Using either an immersion blender or after transferring ingredients into a traditional blender, blend cooked ingredients for 1 minute until creamy.
  5. Finish with a dollop of sour cream and fresh thyme, and enjoy!

butternut squash, soup, vegetarian, winter, comfort food, thyme, seasonal, vegetables, slow cooker

I’d love to hear your favorite ways to make this soup – please share!!

♥ – G2GS

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Model Studio Shoot

alt text test

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Sed cursus, nulla a egestas tristique, libero leo sodales sapien, vel luctus libero nisi vel nibh. Suspendisse ultrices, leo quis dignissim rutrum, nibh arcu vestibulum velit, eget vehicula sem felis in ante. Donec condimentum sem nec libero accumsan sed accumsan odio luctus. Curabitur ac vehicula quam. Sed tincidunt, enim sed sollicitudin cursus, elit massa facilisis ligula, eget aliquam lectus libero sed orci. Cras non nisl vel neque egestas euismod. Quisque consequat dapibus consectetur.

Maecenas lacus lectus, tincidunt vitae tristique eu, euismod in quam. Praesent euismod suscipit dui, eu ultrices sapien cursus in. Ut in leo ut elit congue mattis. Quisque sagittis, nibh quis scelerisque dictum, eros diam tincidunt urna, id varius lorem libero quis lorem. In cursus justo nec enim convallis et aliquet mi accumsan. Aliquam ultrices blandit lacus, sed dictum felis rhoncus lacinia. Integer vel nunc in ante condimentum mollis eu non nisl. Quisque blandit aliquam ligula, ac ultrices urna auctor in. Vestibulum laoreet, lorem in sodales rhoncus, massa metus mattis odio, sed volutpat massa nibh eget mi.

This is an example blockquote. Aenean laoreet hendrerit velit nec tempus.

Nam metus orci, volutpat quis dapibus in, bibendum vitae nisl. Donec rutrum justo in quam tempor nec varius metus malesuada. Vivamus vitae tellus ut nulla fringilla dapibus at sit amet sem. Etiam posuere ante sit amet dolor pretium eget fringilla dui aliquam. Aliquam gravida lectus iaculis neque rhoncus nec condimentum justo blandit. Maecenas quis ultricies nibh. Aenean laoreet hendrerit velit nec tempus. Nullam leo metus, lacinia sit amet euismod sed, ultrices at orci. Maecenas sit amet porta lacus. Integer blandit lobortis iaculis. Proin sed ipsum lacus. Etiam sed lectus eu lorem iaculis tristique. Phasellus nisi dui, vulputate posuere dignissim mollis, accumsan in ipsum. Donec a mi ut nisl varius mollis.

Heading 1

Heading 2

Heading 3

Heading 4

Heading 5
Heading 6

Donec sed lacus massa. Nam ligula augue, accumsan sed mattis eget, pharetra in dolor. Vivamus sollicitudin rhoncus orci, aliquam accumsan leo semper in. Morbi aliquam interdum velit ut mollis. Class aptent taciti sociosqu ad litora torquent per conubia nostra, per inceptos himenaeos. Duis dapibus rutrum lacus, in semper sem porttitor a. Nulla facilisi. Etiam sit amet purus eget arcu volutpat sagittis id vitae magna.

  1. Numbered List Item
  2. Numbered List Item
  3. Numbered List Item

Cras a felis pharetra lectus posuere suscipit. Sed sed nibh ut enim vehicula egestas. Fusce porta ultrices orci nec malesuada. Pellentesque imperdiet mauris eget dolor mattis viverra et vitae leo. Aliquam nunc metus, dignissim quis posuere eu, consectetur sit amet elit. Cras venenatis libero ac nunc rutrum eu laoreet libero ullamcorper. Pellentesque convallis odio ac orci ultrices ac viverra ante bibendum. Vivamus erat magna, imperdiet id congue nec, dictum ut nisi. Nullam consequat risus a libero sagittis quis pulvinar nulla lacinia. Curabitur sollicitudin, nunc ac vehicula consectetur, diam enim faucibus mi, non lacinia lacus risus sit amet lacus. Duis non varius arcu. Curabitur pellentesque purus non ligula dignissim sollicitudin.

  • List Item Example
  • List Item Example
  • List Item Example

Duis mi magna, ultrices luctus congue a, porttitor eget turpis. Proin dictum consectetur consequat. Fusce condimentum nisi accumsan erat elementum adipiscing scelerisque ligula elementum. Duis sed porta nisi. Class aptent taciti sociosqu ad litora torquent per conubia nostra, per inceptos himenaeos. In id odio nec dolor rhoncus malesuada vel aliquet ante. Nulla tempor lobortis ipsum. Sed lobortis, ligula sit amet mattis commodo, dui turpis pharetra tellus, at aliquet massa mi id nisi. Ut gravida ante ac nisi lobortis ultrices. Quisque quis nulla leo. Etiam egestas ornare augue ac euismod. Pellentesque blandit felis sed risus laoreet vitae cursus diam porta. Vestibulum vitae condimentum orci. Mauris sit amet elit non enim dignissim venenatis. Phasellus pulvinar rutrum ante, sit amet gravida nulla commodo in. Etiam a sem quam, a placerat elit.

%d bloggers like this: