A List Of My Favourites For August 2013

by | Aug 13, 2013 | 12 comments

Handmade noodle soup 


I had a beautiful weekend, hectic but educational. I learnt to make handmade noodles which I put to good use after getting back home from the Hunter Valley. I made this handmade noodle chicken soup and it really fed our souls especially because half of us are sniffling and fighting the last of the winter’s cold. I have a packed month ahead and then a several more. Lots of exciting things happening which I will be writing about very very soon, so hang around. But for now here are a list of my favourites this month. Hope you enjoy them.

– When it gets hot in a few months and the crickets start chirping, I would love to put up a big sheet against a fence, gather friends and family and enjoy a backyard movie with bowls full of popcorn and bug spray handy. Kinfolk shows you how. 

– I am inspired to purge after a peek into Heidi’s fridge (she does mention that it lasted for all of 5 minutes, but still.) 

– Breakfast is taking over my life lately and is fast becoming my favourite meal of the day. I have tried these crepes, these eggs, these mueslis, these oats, this frozen yoghurt, this pancake, this omelette, these burritos.

– And then on some nights I feel like a decadent meal, comforting and utterly hearty. Like this Chicken Swamp Pie followed by a pie of a sweet kind.

– What Katie Ate’s stunning pictorial on Italy.

– How fantastic is the combination of chocolate and caramel in a bread?

– This fab Burberry coat.

– Sprouts are beautiful.

– Soft buns made of snow .. no, actually coconut.

– A raw pad-thai inspired summer salad.

– Ice Creams!! This, this, this and this!

– Burrito Bowls by Tracy make a fun mid weeknight dinner.

– Sprouted wild rice in a salad? Yes, please!

– A very interesting article on one of my favourite blogs. Sharing A Cow.

– This beautiful photo heavy interview with Ashley Rodriguez of Not Without Salt on VSCO.

– If you have ever wondered how to make a tree cake

– Lovely New Blog Discoveries – Hugo & Elsa/ Novice Housewife / Spoonful Of Pixels

– Retro, Yellow and Fun. Pentax Q7 is totally covetable! Even though I have had the gorgeous Fujifilm X-E1 on my wish list for a while.

Cookbooks I am exploring right now.

– Pre-orders I am excited about!

Have a good week guys! x





4 servings of your favourite noodles/pasta either dry or handmade**
8-10 cups chicken stock
1 inch piece of ginger, thinly sliced
salt and pepper to taste
500g chicken thigh fillets, diced
handful of chopped chives and coriander leaves

Combine everything except the noodles in a pot. Bring to a boil. Add the noodles and cook for 5 minutes (if dry) or 2 minutes (if freshly made). Remove from heat. Cover. Rest for a few minutes and serve piping hot. Feel your worries melt away!

** Combine 100g strong bread flour, 20g semolina, 100g egg and knead into a firm but pliable dough. Dust with flour if too sticky. Rest for 15 minutes. Run through a pasta machine or roll with rolling pin until very thin. Cut into desired shapes.




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  1. Sarah | The Sugar Hit

    I NEVER hear about the new Jamie Oliver books until the last minute! I’m fascinated. Imma preorder that sucker.

    • Sneh

      less than a month to go .. woohoo!

  2. Rekha Kakkar

    These Chicken noodles look so delicious , the fact that you just throw all this together and a comfort meal is ready makes it even more attractive. I am a vegetarian so I suppose Tofu with some veggies should work beautifully ?

    • Sneh

      Rekha, tofu and veggies sound fantastic! x

  3. Melanie Hall

    Love morning miking meditation with Milly! And another gem from the brilliant Mr Slater – thanks so much for all your generosity…

  4. Laura (Tutti Dolci)

    With handmade noodles, your soup looks like a bowl of comfort! I loved the photos of Italy at What Katie Ate too… I keep pulling up the post again and again, hoping for a fix of la dolce vita!

  5. jehanne@thecookingdoctor

    Thankyou for the fab list, and the gorgeous looking homemade noodles! That Love Bake Nourish is really a visually stunning book that occupies me even today, I love your list, you have a great taste Sneh!

  6. Ash-foodfashionparty

    I love the noodle soup..The roundup and recipes attached with the blog are awesome.

  7. Shumaila

    Sneh I just saw this. Have been super busy and have not been blogging for a while. Today since I had a few minutes, thought would look what’s up with one of my fav bloggers and awww you mentioned me! You really made my day 🙂 Thank you so much for the mention and the fab list (of course that has nothing to do with the fact that it includes me 😉 )
    Handmade noodles/pasta has been on my list and the chicken noodle soup looks so comforting and super easy to make! Its on my list to try once I get home in three weeks!

  8. Adri @ Life Nourished

    These are all great picks! I dream of homemade noodles and pasta… maybe one day. Thanks for sharing!

  9. sheena

    Thanks so much for the shout out! 🙂 This post is loaded with so much goodness!




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