Autumn is here in New Zealand! While it is still quite warm, I got into cooking soups again. They are such an easy and amazingly delicious meal, winter or summer. Continue reading
My garden is shedding cherry tomatoes by the bucket load at the moment. Nothing can beat good soil and heritage seeds, it seems. When bowls and bowls were filled with them, I had to come up with a new recipe for these sweet little things. Continue reading
In this recipe I combined two things that I love: soups and dark leafy greens. Continue reading
Kale is one of my staples. I like it in green breakfast smoothies, but also in soup! Not matter if summer or winter, it is always great for a light or a warming meal 🙂 Continue reading
Capsicums are one of my favourite veges, or better, fruits. Continue reading
This recipe is based on one of my mom’s dishes. Whenever she had too many beans (or zucchini, or cucumber or…) she would make soup Continue reading
This year I’m very successful with growing my own green beans! 🙂 I love them steamed and lightly sauteed but they are also great in soups. Continue reading
When it comes to typical winter veges, I would call leek one of my favourites. It has a very nice flavour that makes it quite versatile. Continue reading
It’s winter time here in New Zealand. Soup appears more frequently on the dinner table these days 😉
And this is my latest favourite: Lentils with potato and kale. Yum! So simple, but so nutritious and warming 🙂 Continue reading
Well, there was no hesitation when I received a kilogram of fresh and yummy beefsteak tomatoes from a friend: they had to be turned into a healthy summer soup! 🙂 Continue reading
You might already have noticed: I really love soups! They are so versatile and can be so full of yummy veges!
This is one of my favourite versions. It contains some ground mild and hot paprika, which gives it a good kick – and it surely warms you up on those colder days of the year. Continue reading
My last cauliflower went from the garden into the pot. Combined with pumpkin and curry it makes a delicious soup 🙂
Since living in New Zealand I’ve grown to love Kumara, also known as sweet potato. It comes in many different colors and it’s sweet flavor is so beautiful!
Last autumn I was given a bunch of brassica seedlings by a very nice old gentlemen, who was impressively knowledgeable in gardening. The seedlings were from his own seed collection, which he must have been doing for a very long time. Sadly, in September this year he passed away after a long illness. His seedlings had grown into impressive plants at that time. And I decided to let some of them go to flower to keep saving those seeds, in memory of Cookie, man of the earth.