Minestrone soup – a one pot wonder

Now that it has finally begun to feel like winter, a large pot of warming soup is just what we need to keep us going. This minestrone soup is a family favourite. I’m not sure that it is particularly authentic as an Italian recipe, but with loads of nutritious vegetables, beans and pasta in the…

Chicken and matzo ball soup

The food my grandmother used to make always fills me with love and fond memories. So whenever I feel the need to reconnect with her, I always make one of her recipes. Like many grandmother’s; mine loved to make food to show us how much she loved us. I often remember her urging us to…

Hooray, it’s vegetable patch time

Over the Easter long weekend we were drenched by a beautiful autumnal storm which finally signaled the end of summer. Our summer seems to have lasted forever this year (but I say that every year). Just when we thought the weather was starting to cool, we’d get a hot couple of days above 35 degrees,…

My winter vegetable garden

My winter vegetables have been growing nicely over the last couple of months and have started to provide us with nutritious goodness. See my Post when it was first planted in autumn. The weather has been fairly mild; not too cold, lots of sunshine and with enough rain to make my life easier (we could always…

My veggie patch is calling me – autumnal plantings

After the heat of our blinding summer, the weather takes a blessedly cooler turn…finally. My mind turns to what vegetables I can plant for the upcoming winter’s crops. Growing your own vegetables is somewhat akin to a religion for some people. Yes, it’s environmentally sound and eliminates carbon miles, but nothing can beat the taste…