Asian style chicken soup (& how to make chicken stock).

I could eat soup all year round, not just when icy winds are blowing outside.  Well, especially then but I even like soup in summer.   It can be one of the easiest and most nutritious meals you can make.   I prefer to make my own stock, be it vegetable or chicken, as I…

Mandarin Salad with Teriyaki Dressing

I love mandarins!  Not only do they taste amazing but they’re a delicious source of Vitamin C and antioxidants.   Mandarins are great to pack in a lunchbox for work or school and they’re less messy than oranges.    There’s something about that sweet, fresh smell that makes you smile. This is a super easy…

Tiny tomato tarts

I love my garden, even as it crisps off a bit in the scorching summer heat.     There’s always something interesting that’s edible or pretty to pick.   At the moment it’s tomatoes and basil. A few years ago I planted a cherry tomato.   Little did I know that one small plant would…

Summer passion

  I love our Australian summers.   Three of my four kids live in the northern hemisphere: New York, Berlin and London.   Whilst they appreciate the beauty of winters in their adopted countries, they also love seeing photos of life back home in Australia. As they’re layering coats, gloves and scarves we’re wearing as…