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MAKE IT // Winter Soup

This is one of my all time favourite winter soups, The recipe is from a dear friend of mine. It is amazingly simple, delicious and pretty darn good for you too.


Half a head of Cauliflower
A big bunch of silver beet
( I also added a bag of spinach that I needed to use up )
One white onion
4 cloves of garlic
Three potatoes
Salt and Pepper
Veggie Stock
Turmeric Powder
Curry Powder
Garam Masala Powder

Chuck a tablespoon of oil in a soup pot and throw in the chopped onion and garlic. Sautee those suckers. Roughly chop up the cauliflower, silver beet and potatoes, chuck them in as well. Mix everything in and add the veggie stock, and the spices…..I usually put a tablespoon of curry powder and a teaspoon of the others….Then pour the water in until everything is nearly covered. Let is simmer away until everything is cooked. Using a ‘wizz stick” get all those lumps out. Season that sucker and add more of the spices if needed. Serve with unsweetened yoghurt and chopped coriander. YUM.

Until next time.

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HIM&HER // Communion #3


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I am rather partial to a good party.

A while ago a few of my good friends and I decided that we didn’t do enough dinner parties. From there Communion was born. A round robyn of dinner parties. Every time hosted by one of us. To be able to go as over the top of low key as you want. And it was to be called Communion.

This was NO.3, My turn.

Although the others had gone for more beautifully themed and cultural, I couldn’t think of what would fit. And being obsessed with zines like Kinfolk and Cereal. What could I do but do something, even if a little poorly in comparison, along the lines of that.

So in my so-called kitchen ( that consists of a small convection oven and a two plate electric hob. I know. I know. ) I conjured up a menu of caramelised onion, blue cheese and thyme tarts, an array of cheeses moving into homemade gnocchi with zesty basil verde and baby beat salad ending in a delicious affogato with the help of Coffee Supreme and home made praline. It surmises to say we were all rather plump and sleepy by the end of the night.

And because I am so very partial, everyone left with a favour of a plant in a large agee jar.
Sheesh it was fun.

Roll on NO.4.

Until next time.

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