Category Archives: Soups

Chilled Cucumber Buttermilk Soup

I’m not dead. Just jet-lagged. The poor blog has taken a hit the last week or so, but I’m back on it. I’ve arrived in Vancouver and so has the sun. Today I was actually feeling hot, something that hasn’t … Continue reading

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Roasted Tomato and Fennel Soup

Brrr… this Sydney winter feels like it’s never going to end. At least the torrential rain has finally ceased, which means it has finally stopped raining in our kitchen. Given the rust-coloured liquid leaking over our stove, last week was … Continue reading

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Roasted Pumpkin Soup

OK, I know, another soup recipe. Really though, it’s all I’ve been in the mood for eating lately. This soup is like a pureed chicken dinner, especially when made with a meaty chicken stock. It has little in the way … Continue reading

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Chicken Stock

Not the most exciting of recipes to be sure, but an exciting thing to have in the fridge or the freezer. This stock is rich and golden and it makes lovely soups and beautiful risottos. It has a strong chicken … Continue reading

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Week of the Potato, Day 5: Sweet Potato and Potato Soup with Fennel, Bacon and Spinach

Another week, another root vegetable soup. I’ve been swimming a lot lately, but I don’t have the patience to blow dry my hair afterwards. The chilly winter air and a stint on the bus gets me home craving a steamy … Continue reading

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Root Vegetable Soup

Last weekend I went to stay with my friend Angie at her house down the south coast in NSW. It’s a gorgeous place, sun-drenched beaches and lush thick forest. In the winter it’s typically cold in the way only Australian … Continue reading

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Corn and Sweet Potato Chowder with Chipotle

In Sydney, certain Mexican ingredients are a little hard to come by. No doubt the current craze for all things taco will change that, but for now there is always Fireworks Foods. Chipotle chiles and masa harina and many other … Continue reading

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Curried Pumpkin Soup

In Canada, pumpkin is a type of squash. In Australia, squash is a type of pumpkin. In this soup it doesn’t really matter what you use, as long as it’s a mildly sweet gourd-type thing. This is good because in … Continue reading

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Caramelised Red Onion Soup with Port, Roasted Tomatoes and Fresh Herbs

I love French onion soup with its meaty broth and gooey cheese, but this vegetarian version is a damn good hearty substitute.  We’ve been having record low temperatures in Sydney over the last few weeks which have left me craving … Continue reading

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Split Pea and Ham Soup

When the weather is absolutely harrowing– as the deluge outside today is — I always find myself thinking of this pea soup. Typical French Canadian fare, this soup is the perfect antidote to winter (or winter-like weather). It has all … Continue reading

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