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I’ve made this soup a number of times and each time it has proved to be a satisfyingly hearty bowlful, particularly well suited to warding off the chills of late winter. It takes awhile to cook, but is absolutely worth wait!

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I am in love with condiments — it’s an illness, really. My fridge is at least 1/3 full of nothing but “stuff to go with other stuff”, and this doesn’t really bother me. The best condiments, however, are those that one makes oneself and here is a recipe for one of my favorites — Green Coconut Chutney:

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This is a great way to use leftover squash to make a thick, satisfying soup with just enough spice to warm you up on a chilly Winter’s day.

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Here is a family recipe — the version I share here is my slight variation on my Great-Aunt’s traditional cake. I can’t stress enough how important it is for the raisin mixture to be fully cooled before mixing the batter — the cake simply will not work if the liquid is warm.

The cake is dark and moist and reminiscent of a heavy gingerbread. It is wonderful warm with whipped cream and it only gets better as it ages. The exterior hardens slightly to create a sweet “crust”, while the inside becomes chewier and more moist. It’s typically baked in a bundt or tube pan, but I’ve also divided it between three loaf pans or baked it in muffin trays (adjusting the time accordingly).

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This is an unlikely sounding combination of flavours and textures, but it really works. It’s a yummy low-fat substitute for the traditional leafy greens and a great side dish for a juicy BBQ steak!

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