Winter specials at The Chairman Group restaurants

Winter in Canberra is often a time of hibernation and your social life can freeze up like your windscreen in the mornings – if you’re one of the unlucky ones like me who parks their car outside! This winter I have kissed hibernation goodbye because I’m determined to get out and about and enjoy all that Canberra has to offer. Even if it is a bit colder, it’s no excuse! Get your layers on and get out and explore our beautiful city.  Continue reading Winter specials at The Chairman Group restaurants

Soup of the Week: Mum’s Moreish Pea & Ham Soup

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Some of you might not know this but my mum is the owner and cook at Jalla’s Café, a homestyle café in the small country town of Woodford, Queensland. Woodford is near where I grew up and mum has been running the business with her partner Brett for more than 10 years. People come from near and far to eat at Jalla’s and Mum’s Pea & Ham Soup is one of Jalla’s customers many favourite dishes in winter. Continue reading Soup of the Week: Mum’s Moreish Pea & Ham Soup

Soup of the week: Green soup with crispy lemongrass tofu

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I rarely buy magazines anymore especially food magazines. I think there’s a combination of reasons for this. Having access to the internet gives me endless sources of information and recipes, I don’t want to waste paper and have a stack of magazines I have to throw out (I did that for years), my bookshelf of cookbooks need to be used and I like to be creative. But I do love flicking through a magazine occasionally (when I have the time) especially when they’re packed with incredible recipes. Last weekend’s rainy weather kept me housebound where I cooked and ate most of the weekend. When I was doing the grocery shopping I spotted Taste.com.au Magazine and the comforting image of pumpkin soup and the text ‘101 cosy recipes’ won me over. Continue reading Soup of the week: Green soup with crispy lemongrass tofu

Soup of the week: Potato and Leek

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Winter is here! Instead of complaining about the cold weather why not make the most of it and enjoy the delicious winter dishes that are best enjoyed on these cooler nights. That’s what we’re doing this year! Every week or fortnight I’ll be posting a soup of the week recipe to inspire you to get in the kitchen. Continue reading Soup of the week: Potato and Leek