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Category Archives: Soup

Laksa Lemak – coconut curry soup

I’ve harboured deep Laksa love for more than twenty years. A small and unassuming Malaysian cafe in suburban Melbourne is responsible. Laksa Lemak from the Penang Coffee House was our … Continue reading

July 14, 2016 · 32 Comments

Cucumber and Gin Soup with Avocado and Tomato

I’ve been involved in a Book Club for most of my adult life. At first it was just about friends, and if we talked about the month’s designated book then … Continue reading

December 3, 2015 · 28 Comments

Main meal miso soup

 I have always enjoyed delicate miso broth served with traditional Japanese restaurant meals. The delicate stock is made from just a few ingredients, but bonito flakes and kombu are essential … Continue reading

August 13, 2015 · 19 Comments

Creamy Veg Soup with Chard and Toasted Cumin

Soup with vegetables in the starring role is my favourite winter lunch. To empty the crisper draw of the week’s leftovers before I visit the Farmer’s Market, I make my … Continue reading

July 14, 2015 · 16 Comments

Cullen Skink

After the resounding success of my replica British seafood pie, I felt emboldened to try my hand at Cullen Skink, a delicious hearty chowder of potatoes and smoked haddock. This … Continue reading

September 25, 2014 · 34 Comments

Asian style chicken noodle soup

I first posted this soup recipe 2 years ago, when my blog was in it’s infancy. It’s so simple and good that I thought it was worth sharing again, especially as cold … Continue reading

July 24, 2014 · 20 Comments

Italian style zucchini and parmesan cheese soup

It’s rare for me to feel constrained by ingredient supply or immature palates when I cook, but choosing a Neil Perry recipe to prepare for this month’s Cookbook Guru has … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · 21 Comments

Simple Ginger Congee

High winds in Melbourne during the springtime herald the onset of hay fever season. My eyes itch, my sinuses throb and I sneeze, repeatedly. Desperately in need of nurturing, I … Continue reading

November 5, 2013 · 14 Comments

Lamb Shank and Vegetable Soup

I bragged about my lamb shank bargain here before sharing the recipe for a delicious lamb shank braise with rosemary. The two remaining shanks from this win, I made into … Continue reading

June 5, 2013 · 6 Comments

Carrot and Ginger Soup

Carrots are incredibly cheap in the market. Juicing carrots may have a few small imperfections in their natural beauty but the flavour is just as sweet as their perfectly formed … Continue reading

May 25, 2013 · 6 Comments

Greek Egg and Lemon Soup

Winter is clinging to life tenaciously in Melbourne. I don’t expect to be preparing soup in October! With a fresh batch of chicken stock in the freezer it was the … Continue reading

October 1, 2012 · 3 Comments


When I first market shopped after our holiday, high on my priority list was the wherewithal to make chicken stock. Not only did I buy two large fresh organic chickens … Continue reading

September 30, 2012 · Leave a comment


As a child I loathed cauliflower, Brussels sprouts too. Unfortunately, natural compounds in both develop bitterness when over cooked and my Mum was of the old school that boiled all … Continue reading

July 3, 2012 · 7 Comments


I planned to make carrot soup yesterday, plain and simple carrot soup. However, after I threw in some ginger, garlic and orange zest, my thought turned to the flavours of … Continue reading

June 18, 2012 · Leave a comment