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Oh hi there guys. Here’s another recipe I’ve on recently. Actually it’s my sister in law, Nika’s mum’s recipe for Borscht soup. She’s Russian so you can’t get more legit than this recipe! It’s a super hearty recipe that really relies on a tasty, quality beef stock to build up the flavour. The recipe she shared with me is enough to feed an army so may have to keep this in mind when cooking it. We had it a couple of nights in a row for dinner and froze the

Oh baby it’s cold outside! And this soup is perfect to warm you up as the temperature drops. Lately I’ve been loving really simple soups and one of my favourite classic recipes is the Potato and Leek. I happened to have some baby courgettes from a trip to the farmers market. They were just beautiful and were the last of the season! I had to include them in this soup as they were just screaming to be used. Normal Potato and Leek soups often use cream but I quite often

Saturday was a beautiful day which was spent walking down Smith Street, browsing in a few of the beautiful furniture and homewares stores and finishing up having an early dinner at Shop Ramen. This place is one of my favourite places to eat, especially when you want a good, healthy and cheap feed. I have to admit, I don’t eat a lot of Japanese so I’m no connoisseur but Shop Ramen’s ramens are the best! I particularly love the vegetarian Ramen they make with cashew milk as they use the

When the weather is wet and grey (like it was in Melbourne over the weekend) all I crave is comfort food.  I personally think the king of all comfort food is soup. What other dish can make you feel like a great big warm hug from within?  I swear I can feel my body thanking me for all the vegetable goodness! Nom. I love soup but sometimes it’s just not quite satisfying enough – especially on super chilly days when you’re staaaarving. That’s where a good minestrone comes in. Filled

This week has been very French inspired. It all stared out on Wednesday with an invitation to celebrate an evening of French food and wine at Persimmon, the restaurant in the National Gallery of Victoria. A handful of Melbourne’s best French chefs have been invited to cook a number of Napoleon inspired dinners from June to October in conjunction with the winter masterpiece event Napoleon: Revolution to Empire. I was lucky enough to be invited to the evening that Nicolas Poelaert from Embrasse was cooking. The night consisted of canapés followed by

Ghoulish Goulash

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Warm up with a Ghoulish Goulash soup all the way from Hungary this Halloween!! This time four years ago we went to Budapest in beautiful Hungary for my birthday (yep, it was my birthday yesterday…. toot toot!!) My knowledge of the country and its traditions were slim to none so it was all very educational, but the one thing I learnt pretty quickly was how rad their food was. We ate our first meal at this medieval style restaurant and had one the most memorable meals ever (currently listed #2

Spicy Pumpkin Soup

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At the moment I’m spending a lot of time at the studio here in Carlton and taking yummy packed lunches. I used to love the Covent Garden soups they have in the UK and in winter, 9 lunches out of 10 I’d be trying another different flavour. Anyway, I still haven’t moved on and I still love soup for lunch and I haven’t had it in ages so I’m craving it. My favourite of all favourite soups would have to be pumpkin soup. It’s so sweet with the browned onions