Tag: soup

  • Apple and butternut soup

    Apple and butternut soup

    It’s Halloween so it seemed apt to have butternut squash soup for dinner tonight (also known as butternut pumpkin in Australia). Lately I’ve been thinking it might be worthwhile to share cheap meal ideas since so many people are struggling with bills right now. It’s not hard to feed a family of four on a […]

  • Gazpacho


    I still have lots of tomatoes from the greenhouse as well as cucumbers so tonight for dinner I blitzed them all up into gazpacho. The kids were not impressed when I told them we were having cold soup – I’m obviously a bad parent for not introducing them to it sooner – but they both […]

  • Eating weeds

    Eating weeds

    When everyone was panic-buying in March I saw some stinging nettle springing up in our backyard and decided to leave it there rather than weed it out. Stinging nettle is a highly nutritious food. It has anticarcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties as well as being high in calcium and iron. How do you eat it […]

  • Kale, parsnip, and a recipe for bannocks

    Kale, parsnip, and a recipe for bannocks

    I went to my plot today to pick some kale. I also found this huge parsnip. It was pretty quiet at the allotments with practically no one there on what is a beautifully warm and sunny spring Sunday. Everything is starting to come to life including the rhubarb. We’ll be eating rhubarb crumble before too […]

  • Moroccan lentil soup with stinging nettles

    Moroccan lentil soup with stinging nettles

    Nothing beats a good soup. They’re a great way to use up vegetables and to warm the body on a cold day. They’re also an effective method for getting vegetables into children. They’re cheap to make and can be beefed up by adding in some legumes like lentils or chick peas (not beef). On Saturday […]

  • Stinging Nettle Soup

    Just over our back fence is a prolific jungle of stinging nettle. I have always viewed stinging nettle as a bit of a nuisance because touch it with your skin and it’s very unpleasant, leaving a stinging sensation for sometimes a day or two. However I recently discovered that the leaves of stinging nettle are super nutritious because […]

  • Red lentil and tomato soup

    Red lentil and tomato soup

    We had a really yummy red lentil and tomato soup at the cafe at Newton Dee on Saturday and even Daniel expressed his approval so I thought I’d trying making one for lunch today. Lentils are a great source of protein and iron, and they’re also very cheap. My soup was yummy and it passed the Daniel […]