First we start with awesome ingrediants. This week I am highlighting my favourite Spice merchants in Mebourne ..Gewurzhaus you can find them in Lygon st Carlton , malvern rd Hawksburn and Block arcade Collins st Melbourne . The wonderful thing about Gewurzhaus is that they offer other things , like amazing produts for your kitchen and home and also packaged items like Chilli oil from Italy. They also offer cooking classes and sell their spices by the gram so you can just get a sample and see if you like it. Oh and they also do tea !! It’s not expensive and once you have used great spices… you’ll never go back !
The Epicure’s Jane Willson sums it up pretty well: “Think of the lolly shop of your childhood dreams, substitute herbs and spices and you’re at Gewürzhaus”.
Opened in June 2010, Gewürzhaus stocks a comprehensive A to Z of spices, herbs, salts, peppers and sugars. In addition, we mix and mill over 100 unique blends, which are exclusive to Gewürzhaus. Our spices are prepared on site from whole ingredients ensuring freshness and high quality.
We also stock a unique range of new and vintage kitchen and gift wares to accompany the spices available at Gewürzhaus.
Kerry’s Moroccan Bean Soup . It’s all about flavour !
One of my favorite things about winter is making soups. I love them, they’re simple , easy and good for you. Today I will share my Moroccan bean soup recipe with you. It’s delicious. So lets list the ingrediants we’ll be using today. Remember to always taste and add more spice if you like !
2 tspn Bush tomato
2 tspn Smoked Paprika
1 tspn Bouguet Garni
2 tspn Winter soup mix
1 tspn morroccan souk spice
2 tspn Roast Vegtable salt
2 ltres Chicken or Vegtable stock ( make your own or if time poor ,use premade stock I choose to use Massel )
1 brown onion chopped
2 cloves garlic
1 corn on cobb shaved off and put in bowl
300g green beans tips cut and cut in half
600 g kent pumpkin chopped into cubes( about a quater size of a small one )
1 cup borlotti beans soaked over night.
Fresh oregano 1/4 cup chopped
Parsley 1/2 cup chopped
1. Add olive oil then onion garlic and beans to heated pan .
2. Add salt as it brings out the flavours , smoked paprika and bush tomato stir on medium heat for approx 10 min
3. Add stock , oregano and chopped pumpkin , bring to boil then simmer for approx 35 min
4. Add corn cook for another 10 min
5 . Gently using wooden spoon press on pumpkin to help blend into soup. Not all just some then add parsley .
6. Turn off heat and then add green beans. This allows them to not over cook and remain a little crunchy !
7. Serve with crusty bread and chilli for more spice !