There is a lot of banter happening on our social media platforms about what it is to be really cold. As Chad and Britt head out to film a Sofa Safari on cold, winter mornings, wrapped up to the hilt with steam leaving their mouths, they often mention how freezing it is out there. Lots of our loyal followers come back and declare that the Timbavati is not Norway or Canada, and we do not know what real cold can feel like. However, we must pause and question whether one would head out in the dark, freezing temperatures of said countries in an open vehicle?
Nevertheless, for all of us safari weaklings, we think that this time of the year is cold. And what better way to heat our freezing bones than to indulge in an aromatic, warming pumpkin soup. Step-by-step, Chef Ryan has totally spoilt us this month with not one, but two recipes. To accompany his delicious, orange soup there is a simple homemade brown bread recipe. So, whether you are prone to suffering from slightly lower temperatures or not, this soup and bread are definitely worth trying.
Roast Pumpkin Soup
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