Soup, beautiful soup!

  Soup, beautiful soup! The best herbs for soups, and some of the earliest soup recipes using herbs. By Alice Spenser-Higgs   It’s not necessary to have read Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to identify with the Mock Turtle’s song, Soup of the evening, beautiful soup! For as long as people have put fire and edibles …

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  Meat pies with pea and potato mash   The Australians love their meat pies, and their traditional version is a tasty meat and gravy mixture. The addition of mushy peas is a particular speciality of the late-night pie cart called Harry’s Café de Wheels, in the suburb of Woolloomooloo, Sydney. An icon in Australia …

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Gogi Berries

  Go Goji   Growing your own berries has become a trend over the last couple of years for many reasons: berries are expensive to buy from the shop, growing them is easy, and plants are becoming more readily available from nurseries. Goji berries (Lycium barbarum), a health-boosting superfood, fall into this category and can …

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  Garlic By Alice Spenser-Higgs   How about growing your own super-tasty garlic? Like with tomatoes, home-grown garlic tastes much better that shop-bought garlic, which is generally imported and irradiated. Garlic (Allium sativum) planting time is from mid-February to the end of March, but extends into April for giant garlic. For best results use organically …

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French Onion Soup

  French onion soup   This classic French soup is easy to make and will satisfy hungry tummies.   For the soup 500g onions (about five large onions), peeled, cut in half and thinly sliced 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons butter 2 cloves garlic, crushed ½ teaspoon sugar 750ml beef stock ½ cup red …

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