Pumpkin Soup – Old and New

Who knows where a conversation about food will take you? For those that know me,  I’m a foodie who likes to talk a lot. So inevitably a conversation will turn to food. This week at lunchtime I asked my work colleagues, “What shall I cook for my guests on Saturday night?”. I said one of…

Tuscan Bean Soup

I just love soup. My parents will be laughing at me, if they read this. While I was growing up, every weekend we would have soup for lunch in the winter. It was very wholesome soup, usually pea and ham, vegetable, or occasionally tinned tomato soup. The soup was usually made with the Kings soup mix,…

Fresh Salads

It is Easter weekend, and the sun is still shining in Auckland! It has been an ideal weekend to go out on a boat, laze at the beach or swim in the sea. Autumn is approaching, and one feels this may be the last chance to relish in all things summer in New Zealand for…

Creamy Chicken with Penne Pasta

I have been busy over the last week, and have been completely disorganised with my evening meals. The menu plan I set up for a fortnight came to an end on Sunday and I have not found the time to compile a new plan.I will get back into menu planning as soon as I can!…

Chicken Meatballs on top of Spaghetti

Sometimes there is a good reason why we should prepare meals from scratch.  Do you really know what is in your food, and do you care? We rely on labelling and testing, but it appears it is not enough, in light of the the recent “horsemeat” meatballs controversy which hit Europe and Britain last week….