Category Archives: Soups

Eggplant Tomato Soup

Eggplant Tomato Soup

Maybe my favourite thing ever is when cold weather mixes with gorgeous early summer produce. Australia is in the middle of one of its wettest and coolest summers on record (it’s only 25 C! woe, according to the Aussies!). This does mean that everything is lush and green and growing, though, so the produce these… Read more

Spicy Yam Soup

Spicy Yam Soup

The weather is slowly struggling and fighting its way towards summer, here in Australia. Some days are glorious—sitting on the balcony with a book requires an iced tea instead of a hot coffee, and you start contemplating moving some of your seedlings outside. The next day it could be hailing, or a blustery rainy day… Read more

Chicken Stock

Chicken Stock

If you read one of my recent posts about the Art of Feast Cooking, then you’ve been expecting this recipe for chicken stock! I’m so pleased I’ve started making my own stock, because it tastes so much better compared to the powdered or cubed pre-made stuff which I’m pretty convinced is just garlic powder and… Read more

French Canadian Maple Syrup Pie

French Canadian Maple Syrup Pie

I’m going to make a bold claim here: I think that maple syrup is as good as chocolate. (Gasp! Shock! Horror! Disbelief!) And much like chocolate, it’s really only worth having if it’s the good stuff. My grandmother’s family on my dad’s side has been in Canada since the 1690s, meaning that they were some… Read more

Spicy Pumpkin Curry Soup

You can tell tastebuds run in the family when both my partner Luke and his little brother Jesse started eating this soup—both emitted so many monosyllabic words of pleasure that I knew it would be a recipe I needed to copy. This soup in the photo was made by Kerrie, Luke’s mum, but I helped!… Read more