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Bean soup and gratitude for a successful weekend – SA Cheese Festival 2013

Posted on April 29, 2013 by in soups, vegetarian

Bean Soup

Bean Soup was the first thing that came to mind when I had to think of something to feed my family tonight and this is my classic way of doing it. Yes, I know the purists make bean soup with spek and all sorts of  other interesting bits and bobs, but by now you know […]

Potato and Leek Soup

Posted on August 20, 2012 by in soups

My first attempt at Potato and Leek soup! I cannot think of one legitimate reason why I have never made this before, but I am so glad I finally did. We all loved it. It was the perfect meal for the fierce coldness we are having here in Cape Town at the moment. It was […]

Authentic Thai food – Tom Yum Goong

Posted on September 6, 2010 by in soups

Authentic Thai food places the emphasis on dishes that are quick to prepare but delivers on  bold aromatic tastes. Although Thai food is very spicy, there is always a perfect balanced between salty, sweet, bitter and sour. Detail and variety from 2 very important elements of a Authentic Thai meal. If all this is true, […]

Chunky Basil Tomato Soup!

Posted on June 24, 2010 by in soups

A Chunky Basil Tomato soup that you can have on the table in less than an hour sounds like a good idea doesn’t it? This soup delivers big on taste, nutrition, color and not to mention the little effort it takes to make. As many of you know, I have two very adventurous eaters as […]

A homemade Apple-and Onion soup recipe that will leave you somewhat breathless

Posted on May 3, 2010 by in soups

Homemade apple-and onion soup. A big pot of homemade soup bubbling away on the stove must be one of my most comforting foodie thoughts . I love the warmth and ambiance it creates in my kitchen and the thought that there will be ample food for my family and even a few more unexpected guests, […]

Melon soup to cool you down!

Posted on March 2, 2009 by in soups

I love Sweet melon and served cold in slices is so refreshing…….or is it??? Our summer here in Cape Town is at its peak and we are experiencing temperatures of 35-40C. Frankly, I do not like the heat, but then again, I love summer fruits so I guess I will have to grin and take […]

Spicy butternut soup to ease off the cold….

Posted on September 22, 2008 by in soups

I am always fascinated how the changes of seasons allow us to share similar climates even if it is only for a short period of time. We, here in the southern hemisphere are changing over from soups to salads and you in the northern hemisphere are doing totally the opposite. The last 2 weeks however […]

Greek Gazpacho

Posted on July 28, 2008 by in soups

With all the fighting about copyright on recipes, I am so nervous to even mention other people’s recipes, but when I cook someones recipe, it is because I thought it was amazing in the first place. Peter from Kalofagas made this delicious Greek Gazpacho a while back and although it is winter here, I could […]

Easy mussel soup

Posted on May 28, 2008 by in soups

Desperation led me to this easy Mussel Soup. Desperate for what, you may ask? Well, I was busy with back-to-back catering and time for supper all of a sudden sprung on me, with children asking: “Mom, when are we eating? Second question: “What are we eating?” I found a bag of mussels in the shell […]

Butternut, Tomato and Light vegetable soup

Posted on May 20, 2008 by in soups

Everyone should know by now that I like things to be simple. I DO NOT LIKE THINGS TO LOOKS SIMPLE, but I like a Wow-effect with the least effort. With a little bit of planning ahead you can have this meal on the table in no time, but your guests will think that you have […]