Being Samoan Chinese and living in Samoa eating chicken cream corn soup is a given for our family. Always eaten during Sunday tonai (lunch feast) as an appetizer along with Oka (see my post here) it is one of the many Chinese dishes I was taught to cook before heading off to university.
This story begins a couple of weeks ago when my youngest little pixie girl Sami came down with a hideous virus which literally lay her down flat and completely exhausted for an entire week. I knew the virus must have been extreme because as any mother of a 20 month old child will know, as [...]
It has been pointed out to me, in a very light hearted way that my recent recipes have been based around pumpkin. It is true, I am a little bit pumpkin obsessed at the moment. I just can’t seem to walk past the piles of them in the supermarket without one ‘accidentally’ falling into my [...]
Four years ago, give or take a month or two, we posted our first recipe Garam Marsala. When I think back to the early days of Our Kitchen, it really does feel like it was just yesterday. There were hurdles aplenty that we never really believed we’d be lucky enough to overcome. The biggest of [...]
Miso feels so nourishing and wholesome. I love a cup when I have a sore tummy or am feeling a little low. Its salty, rich flavour always perks me up. This soup recipe is super easy and has become a regular weeknight meal for me.
We are so lucky here in Dunedin to have an abundance of wild foods available for free procurement. One of my favourite wild food experiences is to spend a Sunday collecting clams from Papanui inlet. We head down at lowtide with a spade and a couple of buckets.
A hot bowl of this soup is the ultimate comfort food, perfect for a dreary night when you want something super delicious, nutritious and extremely quick to prepare.
I think it fair to say that food, alcohol and various states of inertia are the excesses which typically define the festive season. And what’s more, to resist this trinity of evils it requires ineffable levels of self-control not conceivably mustered at this time of year. So once the weeks of gluttony and sloth-like behaviour [...]
I have spoken before about my love of celeriac, but alas, it is a long distance love, due to the expense. Luckily, this little recipe only requires a small amount of this delicious vegetable.
I live with four people, a number which expands and contracts from one day to the next as girlfriends and boyfriends come and go, as friends and family fill spare beds, and as weary travellers find a place to rest their weary heads. Our spare room is more often than not occupied, if not by [...]
Not being the biggest fan of winter, I often struggle with the thought of the cold winter months ahead. But the one part of winter I do love is sitting down to a piping hot bowl of soup that warms you up from the inside out!
One of my favourite things to do on a Saturday morning is to get up and head down to my local bakery and grab a nice fresh loaf of bread, come home fill the little moka with coffee, sit down and enjoy a thick slice of fresh bread topped with butter and homemade jam
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