Wonton Soup

wntnsp5Sometimes, I throw myself cooking challenges. Sometimes it works, other times not so much.

My last, half self-thrown challenge was to make wontons. Because buying frozen ones is too easy – why make things simple? I’m exaggerating. In reality, the filling is quite easy to do. It’s the “sealing” part I had a difficult time with.

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Trahanoto with courgettes and ricotta

It happens to the best of us. You’re roaming the aisles of the supermarket, wondering what you’ll make for dinner/Sunday lunch and you’re stumped. You want to do something different, for once, but inspiration is short-handed.

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Ireland: Beef & Guinness stew

Stew3If you like cooking and/or you’re following cooking sites/blogs/pages, then you certainly have noticed the flood of shamrock, chocolate and rainbow-coloured foods, with the occasional pot of gold thrown in (leprechaun is optional). That is because March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day (or Lá Fhéile Pádraig), the celebration of Ireland’s patron saint.

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Roasted cherry tomato and spinach tortellini soup

TortelliniSoup1-3Cookies and cakes are to Christmas what pumpkin is to Halloween: for a few weeks, they are everywhere. Not that I mind, but I find that a savoury recipe is a nice change.

And unless you live in the southern hemisphere, you’re probably feeling like tucking into comfort foods. Now, I don’t know about you, but for me, nothing screams comfort food like a bowl of hot curled-up-on-the-couch-with-a-plaid soup. Lire la suite