Simple vegetable soup

I love a really versatile, light veggie soup. This one can be dressed up so many different ways. Add cooked shredded chicken to turn in chicken soup; or lamb, beans and Moroccan paste to make a stew. For a taste of Italy, chuck in spinach and ricotta tortellini and grate some parmesan to finish. Turn…

Creamy mushroom soup

If you love mushrooms, like me, then this is a killer recipe. Adapted from that Kiwi classic, the Edmonds Cookery Book, this soup is delicious! I used a variety of button, brown Swiss and flat mushrooms and added a good dollop of gorgeously mild and zippy Austrian tarragon mustard during cooking. I also swapped the…