Chicken, noodle and sweet corn soup recipe

With the change in season a good hearty chicken noodle soup is a real winner!

Here is a recipe that I tried last weekend that I was really pleased with.

chicken, noodle and sweet corn soupMy delicious soup!

Chicken, noodle and sweet corn soup


  • 1 whole chicken
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 10 pepercorns
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 leek, sliced
  • 140 grams of angel hair pasta, broken into 5 cm lots
  • 1 cup of frozen corn


  1. Start with placing the whole chicken in a large pot along with the celery, onion, carrots and pepercorns. Fill the pot with water till the chicken is just covered. Place on the heat and bring to the boil, once boiling reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour.
  2. After an hour, carefully lift the chicken from the simmering stock and place aside. Keep the stock simmering for another 30 minutes.
  3. Once the chicken is slightly cooled remove the skin and shred the meat from the bones.
  4. After 30 minutes, strain the stock liquid and discard the carrots, onions etc.
  5. In the same pot as you cooked the chicken add the leek and cook for a few minutes. Add back in the strained stock, chicken, angel hair and corn and cook till the pasta is cook (around 5 minutes).

Serve and enjoy!  (it makes heaps and is easy to freeze for another time)

What’s the haps?! 13th-19th April

I hope that you’re having an awesome break away from uni! Here’s some cool ideas of events that you can go to, to fill in the time…

Tuesday 14th:

  • Comedy Open Mic Night: Head along to Alvarado’s Mexican Cantina on 77 Stevens St, in the CBD. 8.00-10.00pm. FREE entry! Go along for a laugh, or if you’re brave you can even perform yourself!

Wednesday 15th:

Thursday 16th:

Friday 17th:

  • Graduation for Science: 10.00am, Horncastle Arena
  • Graduation for Law and Commerce: 2.00pm, Horncastle Arena
  • ‘Grad Ball’: Come along and celebrate your graduation with all your friends! 7.30pm at a Mystery Location (meet in UCSA carpark to get buses to venue). Cocktails and Canapes on arrival, and 12 food stations serving delicious options throughout the night!

Saturday 18th:

  • The Great Pretenders: Showcasing impersonators of some of the greatest performers this world has ever seen….
    Doors open at 6.30pm, dinner served at 7pm, entertainment begins at 8pm. $46 for tickets. Held at Addington Raceway.

Sunday 19th:

  • Frocks on Bikes April Bike Ride: St Albans Park to Redwood Springs (and back). Meet at St. Albans park on Barbados St – opposite Ris’tretto cafe – at 12.45pm for a 1pm sharp departure. Go along for abit of fun!

Selling the Dream: NZ Tourism Posters at the Museum

When: 5 – 9 April 2015

Where: Level 1, Canterbury Museum

Time: 9 am – 5 pm

Admission:  FREE

Selling the Dream is an exhibit of tourism posters depicting imagery that helped promote New Zealand to the world  up until the 1960’s. There are 50 posters on display, including lithographs and silk screen prints(I don’t even know what those mean!), a 15 minute documentary featuring art and it’s ways between the 1920s – 1960s and also short interviews.

The aim is to provide an insight into the history behind and the effort that went into promoting NZ to put it on the map and is probably why this will appeal mostly to  Art and History enthusiasts and international students at UC, including everyone who get s excited for everything like me.

Admission is free and there are no age restrictions.
Getting to the museum should be no problem  with options to bus, bike and of course drive. You can even walk if you live close by. The weather also seems to be kind, with no rains expected this week and it’s Easter break, so this can be something to do in your ample spare time. So really, everything is in your favor to go, just saying.

If you attend, make sure you tell us how it was!
Comment below with any pieces to look out for or pay particular attention to.

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