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    Mushroom Dumplings with Ginger and Shiitake Broth

    Each month Simone at Jungle Frog Cooking hosts a Donna Hay photography and styling challenge. The goal of the challenge is to try to reproduce an image from Donna Hay magazine and to learn and have some fun along the way. I've always loved seeing everyone's submissions and this month the challenge [...]
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    Celeriac Soup

    Celeriac is not the most attractive of vegetables. It's large rough uneven surface and gnarled roots don't make it the prettiest veetable on the block, nor appealing to look at, and I think that's the reason why I hadn't tried it. But the other day I was at the supermarket and saw an abundance of c[...]
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    Five for Friday: Wedding cakes, La Tartine Gourmand, winter soups & more

    It's been a busy few weeks finalising everything for the wedding. There have been many late nights, lots of shopping trips, and bookings for our honeymoon finalised. But everything is falling into place. In fact I've been surprised with just how easily everything has been coming together. Let's hope[...]
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    Curried Cauliflower Soup

    Lately I've been receiving a lot of cauliflower in our farmers boxes. Cauliflower is one of those vegetables that doesn't overly excite me, so it ends up sitting in the fridge and looking at me forlornly while I ignore it in place of vegetables that I prefer. I don't like wasting food, so a couple o[...]
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    Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup with Hazelnut Dukkah

    Winter and I have a love hate relationship. I love winter because, from a cooking point of view, it means comforting foods such as soups, stews and hot puddings are on the menu. Is there anything better than sipping a steaming hot soup on a cold winters day? Ok, maybe eating a piping hot pudding wit[...]
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    Mushroom, Lentil & Chard Soup

    What do you cook when you are home alone? For me the answer is soup. With Troy having been away on exercise in the bush for the past week and not getting back until Friday I've been making batch after batch of soup. Apart from chocolate, soup would have to be my favourite food. It's warming, comfor[...]