Category: Soup

  • Virtual Dinner Party No. 10 – With an Elegant Fish Soup from 1973!

    Virtual Dinner Party No. 10 – With an Elegant Fish Soup from 1973!

    (Update: For VDP No. 11, click here) Coronavirus Lockdown August in Melbourne 2020 and we were back in lock down for six weeks. We are largely confined to our homes. However, that only applies for the state of Victoria; other states have moved back towards a free lifestyle. We and our two Melbourne friends were…

  • Virtual Dinner Party No. 9 – Cauliflower Soup, Garfish, Ranch Dressing, Latvian Layered Cake

    Virtual Dinner Party No. 9 – Cauliflower Soup, Garfish, Ranch Dressing, Latvian Layered Cake

    (Update: For VDP No. 10, click here) Coronavirus Lockdown Well in Melbourne we were out of lock down for about six weeks, though still with social distancing in place. But then the virus got away from us and so for two weeks we have been largely confined to our homes again. However, that only applies…

  • Virtual Dinner Party No. 8 – French Onion Soup, Vinegar Chicken, Rhubarb Clafoutis!

    Virtual Dinner Party No. 8 – French Onion Soup, Vinegar Chicken, Rhubarb Clafoutis!

    (Update: For VDP No. 9, click here) Coronavirus Lockdown With most of us in self-isolation or even total lockdown, a VDP (virtual dinner party) is one way to catch up with friends and to continue to test your cooking skills. We have now had a number of VDPs. Here is the link to the first…

  • Virtual Dinner Party No. 7 – Bulgar Soup, Lamb Fillet, Quince Cake!

    Virtual Dinner Party No. 7 – Bulgar Soup, Lamb Fillet, Quince Cake!

    (Update: For VDP No. 8, click here) Coronavirus Lockdown With most of us in self-isolation or even total lockdown, a VDP (virtual dinner party) is one way to catch up with friends and to continue to test your cooking skills. We have now had a number of VDPs. Here is the link to the first…

  • Virtual Dinner Party No. 5 – A Malay-Italian Menu!

    Virtual Dinner Party No. 5 – A Malay-Italian Menu!

    (Update: For VDP No. 6, click here) Coronavirus Lockdown With most of us in self-isolation or even total lockdown, a VDP (virtual dinner party) is one way to catch up with friends and to continue to test your cooking skills. We have now had a few VDPs. Here is the link to the first of…

  • Virtual Dinner Party No. 4 – Slow-Cooked!

    Virtual Dinner Party No. 4 – Slow-Cooked!

    (Update: For VDP No. 5, click here) Coronavirus Lockdown With most of us in self-isolation or even total lockdown, a VDP (virtual dinner party) is one way to catch up with friends and to continue to test your cooking skills. We have now had a few VDPs. Here is the link to the first of…

  • What’s in the Fridge? No. 11

    What’s in the Fridge? No. 11

    Carrot, Harissa and Basil Soup We are all familiar with the build-up of bits and pieces that need to be used up. Some, like butter, cheese, cream and milk we freeze and use them later in pastry, quiches and desserts. Others we use to concoct a dish. Recently we had some leftover white wine, milk,…

  • Soup & Sand Wedges – And Two Great Views!

    Soup & Sand Wedges – And Two Great Views!

    A winter stay at Olive’s Cottage In the middle of June we flew to Tasmania to stay at Olive’s Cottage for three days. The main reason was one of my sisters was having a big birthday. A special lunch was arranged. We knew we wouldn’t have much time for cooking during our stay. After picking…

  • Jerusalem Artichokes and Australian Pears

    Jerusalem Artichokes and Australian Pears

    My parents were poor but ate like kings, at least in terms of being well ahead of the times and eating things that would eventually become very trendy and costly in high-end restaurants. Jerusalem artichokes are one example: they once weren’t fashionable. However, for as long as I can remember, my father grew them. Certainly…

  • Seafood via Adelaide

    Seafood via Adelaide

    We visited Adelaide in February and had three superlative fish and seafood dishes – one cooked by our friends and two others at restaurants. We have managed to obtain all three recipes, including the two from the restaurant chefs! The recipes are some of the best examples of their type that we have come across.…