Moving to another country is always a massive adjustment. Things can be very different from what you are used to and sometimes that isn’t so much fun. On the other hand, you also get to experience some amazing new products, produce and stuff.
This soup is like symbol of this change for me. On the one hand I am having to get used to it being very dark, very early and I need to get used to how cold it is here. I also get to use a product that has only recently become easily available in South Africa but is part of the normal seasonal offer here in Germany.
This recipe is, as usual, an amalgamation of looking at several recipes online, checking what I have, what I can afford and what I like and making something of my own. If you can not find pumpkin, use butternut but you will probably need to season a little differently as butternut is sweeter than pumpkin is.