Hi there, I may be from the Sun drenched coast of South Africa but I know that there is nothing like a nice hearty warm soup on a cold winter's night which believe it or not we do have in South Africa. I have just really started to get into my cooking and this receipie was one of my first self taught attempts which turned out to be quite delicious as I have been told on numerous occasions and not only by close friends. So I hope you get as much warmth and flavour out of my soup as myself and many other good people have. ENJOY!!!