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Chilled Soup For Hot Days

It's so hot I'd like to sit in a cool pool all day slurping iced coffee in the morning, iced soup for lunch, icecream for tea and something boozey on the rocks a little later. Chilled soups might seem a bit outlandish at first, but they're so good you've got to try one.

What's For Tea This Week?

Deciding what's for tea is almost as trying as the cooking process itself. That's why every Sunday I'll post a list of suggestions for the week following. Pick and choose, be adventurous and try something new. If you don't know how to cook something just drop me a line.

The Faker The Job - The Morer The Dosh

Did you see that salary guide on Trademe? I was quite interested to see how different jobs compare moneywise and it came as no surprise that people who haven't actually got a real job earn the most.

Apple Time Is Here Again! Part 1

Apple Time Is Here Again! Part 1

It's apple time again. Over the next few weeks I'm sharing almost all of my favourite apple cake recipes. Nah - not apple and cinnamon muffins or some such profanity. REAL apple cake, so make sure you don't miss it.

My Favourite Cookbooks - Number One

My Favourite Cookbooks - Number One

Faithful companion for years to come

Death by bad cafe food? Death to bad cafe food!

I'm sick of going into cafes for a bite to eat only to find ghastly sausage rolls, pallid savouries with WHATEVER (or nothing at all) under a pile of watery potato mash and day-old scones with a concrete lid of cheese - while everything else contains battery chicken.

What's Not On The Label

What's Not On The Label

Ethics pertaining to food seems to be a hot issue, so I thought it to be a good idea not just to recommend Felicity Lawrence's book Not on the Label, but to present you with a review. Here it is:

Oranges from California?

Oranges from California?

I was innocently peeling the sticker off an orange this morning when my eye caught the word "California".

Today's the Day

Where I come from New Year's Eve is called Silvester. The man died on December 31 and wasn't a forest dweller but a pope.

Pogging Out On Icecream

For my birthday I got six of these thick ice cream cups with wavy edges. They started to look dusty in my cupboard so I got them out today. I usually scream at paying $10 or $12 a pop in an icecream parlour. Sure - if they make their own and use good-quality ingredients it might be worth it.