I'm definitely more of a spring/summer person. I have a feeling it may have something to do with me being born in the middle of summer. I can't stand the cold weather, with it's grey clouds and rain and wind. I find it so much easier to cool down in summer than I do to warm up in winter. I think it would almost be worth the coldness if it were to snow here every now and then. But it doesn't. What I do love about winter though is all the comfort food you get to eat. The hot steamy bowls of soup with crusty bread, warm casseroles straight out of the oven and snuggling up on the couch under a blanket, with my heat pack, a coffee and a good book. This soup, which I first tried a few years ago and that I found in an old Chinese cookbook of my Mums is perfect for this time of year. If you make your own stock, it can be a little time consuming, but it's worth the wait and very easy to make.