I ended up putting a squirt of Sriracha in my bowl and that helped, but it was still missing something. So, I added 1 teaspoon of red curry paste and about a teaspoon of Sriracha to the pot. That was more like it. It's much better now. However, in the future, I'll leave out the fruit all together. I'm not a fruity soup person and would have never thought to add it before reading the recipe on VegWeb. I also didn't care for the minced ginger. If it was grated, that would have been better. The ginger flavor was too strong when biting into a small cube of ginger.
While I won't make this soup exactly the way I did today, I will try making a butternut squash soup again. I love winter squashes. I'm glad I experimented as it brings me closer to finding the exact spice ingredient combination that is perfect for me.
Today, it is cloudy with a temperature in the lower 50's with a wicked wind whipping around. I took the girls for a walk at Lake Katherine today, which is our favorite place to walk. However, I under-dressed because I'm thinking 50's, not 30's or 40's with the wind chill. Brrrrr! We only walked 1 mile and then came home. (Our norm is 2 miles.) I guess that 1-mile walk was enough to tucker the girls out, because here they are this afternoon.