I found this recipe by accident. I ordered groceries online to have them delivered and ended up getting a calabza squash that I wasn't expecting. So I needed to find something to make w/ it. I found this recipe and figured I'd give it a shot since I already had most of the ingredients on-hand. Keep in mind, I cook a lot but I've never made a soup. So I thought this would be a good way to try something new. I pretty much stuck w/ the recipe as is with only some minor changes. I didn't have celery so I didn't include it but I put in a little more onions. I didn't have 2 full cups of cream so I put in some milk to make up the difference. At the end, I didn't use a blender or a strainer. I simply used a handheld mixer w/ a single blade and it worked perfectly to get the right consistency. I have to say, it turned out WONDERFULLY!! I couldn't have been happier w/ the result. It was rich and creamy. Full of flavor and not too spicy. I couldn't stop eating it! I would certainly make this again and would have no reservations about serving it to guests.