As you know, we have been on holidays. Last week in Lisbon, it was 43°C. Yesterday, we arrived in Bridgetown to 10°C. I know that would not sound cold to those who live in the northern hemisphere but the Aussies out there will appreciate how cold that is. It was freezing!!
Instantly, Maus turned her mind to soup. I am very particular about my soup. In my humble opinion, nothing beats pea and ham soup but this one comes pretty close. It is based on a recipe from The Australian Women’s Weekly Mediterranean Cookbook. It is very hearty. Certainly a meal in itself. We make it regularly. Continue reading
I like a good chowder.
This recipe has been in my recipe book for quite a while. I don’t remember how it got there or whether I have made it before. Continue reading
What’s with the weather? It is days since I have seen a ray of sunshine. Not that I am complaining, I love winter. It is just that it is so unlike Perth. The heat goes on for so long, you can’t imagine it ever coming to an end, especially, with a cold, wet spell like this.
But it has and it is time to bring out the big guns. It’s cold, it’s wet and we all need some pea and ham soup to cheer us up. Now, I appreciate that you probably have your own way of making it but just in case someone out there has never made it or has lost their family recipe, this is what I do. Continue reading
The weather has finally broken in Perth and it is cool enough to consider soup.
Remember those pumpkins and the pumpkin soup recipe I promised?
This is my favourite pumpkin soup recipe, ever. I found it in my November 2008 copy of Cuisine magazine. Cuisine magazine is a NZ publication. It’s a great food, wine and life style magazine. It’s the only magazine to which I subscribe. Continue reading