Pumpkin soup

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 shallots, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 2 med. carrots, coarsely chopped
  • 2 med. potatoes, diced
  • 1 tbsp. ground coriander
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • Dash freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 lbs. pumpkin, peeled, seeded & coarsely chopped
  • 5 c. vegetable stock
  • Plain yogurt
  • Cilantro leaves

Heat the oil in a 3 quart saucepan. Add the shallots and celery and sauté for 5 minutes. Add the carrots and potatoes and sauté 5 minutes longer. Add the coriander, cumin, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Stir fry for 2 minutes. Add the pumpkin and vegetable stock. Bring it to boil, cover and simmer gently for 20 minutes, or until all vegetables are tender.

Blend the soup in a food processor or blender until smooth. Return to the pan, adjust the seasonings to taste and heat through. Serve hot, garnished with swirl of yogurt and cilantro leaves.

Updated eduroam settings for the nokia 5800

In my previous blog entry I posted the settings for connecting to the eduroam network at the University of Groningen. Since yesterday however the security standard and the authentication method of the wireless network have been updated. To continue being able to access the eduroam network using your Nokia 5800 (and similar models) the settings as shown in the screenshots must be entered.

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Eduroam settings for the Nokia 5800 at the University of Groningen

EDIT: This post is no longer relevant. You may find an up-to-date version here.

It took me a while to figure out how to connect my Nokia 5800 phone to the University of Groningen’s eduroam WiFi network. I’m posting the settings here for anyone interested.

First of all you need to install a certificate file onto your phone. Just copy it to your phone’s SD card and open it using the file manager, or browse to this webpage and download the file directly. Say yes if your phone asks if it should install the certificate. You can grab the file from here.

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