Chicken and Mushroom Soup

“Soup is a lot like a family. Each ingredient enhances the others, each batch has its own ingredients; and it needs time to reach its full flavour.    -Marge  Kennedy According to Virginia Woolf – Soup is cuisine’s kindest course.  Soup is basically a broth infused with flavour. It could be a clearsoup like a…

Corn and Pasta Salad

  Salads could range from a simple fresh green salad tossed in a vinegrette or it could be a hearty bowl of couscous with grilled shrimp or chicken on top. There are three basic steps to salad making –  choosing your ingredients and prepping them, making the dressing and finally tossing it all together. There…

Tropical paradise

‘Every salad you serve is a picture you have painted, a sculpture you have modeled, a drama you have created.’   -Carol Truax Herba Salata, the Latin equivalent of salted greens, is what the term ‘salad ‘is derived from. How creative a salad can be -depends on the imagination of the person putting a salad…

French onion soup

“Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.” – Ludwig van Beethoven. French onion soup is a rustic French classic soup made up of beef or chicken broth and caramelised onions and served with a piece of toasted bread with melted cheese on top. The two main components of a French onion soup…

Cheese and Pineapple Salad

  “To remember a successful salad is generally to remember a successful dinner, at all events, the perfect dinner necessarily includes the perfect salad.”   George Ellwanger A salad can be an appetiser, a side- dish, a main course or even a dessert. They are generally served cold and definitely add colour and excitement to the…