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Sunday, December 4, 2016

A Good Winter Soup

Hello, Chef Sandy here. Winter is a great time to make a big pot of soup. Given what we have in the garden - leeks - we are going to make Cream of Leek & Potato soup.

First... you need some leeks. These are from the garden. They are beary dirty and need to be cleaned well.

Hmmm... that's not a lot. But that's OK... we have some extra from the store. You also need potato - I did a good job of cubing it.

Chop up the leeks "roughly"... whatever that means... I guess don't do it gently or something.

You also need garlic... three cloves... heh heh.

Yes... that is one head of garlic and it is ONE clove. Crazy... we'll make that into "3" cloves.

Sautee the leeks and garlic in some butter until everything wilts...

Then you have to have some chicken stock ready...

We didn't quite have enough, so we added some veggie stock.

Add that to the leeks along with the potatoes. Some thyme and bay leaves, salt and pepper as well.

Let it cook until the potatoes are done....

Then... run it through the blender in small batches.

But make sure to fish out the bay leaves and thyme sprigs first!!!

Mmmm... I think this is going to be good!

 There we go... all blended... the only thing you need to add now is...

"Heavy cream"... must be a British thing. It's supposed to be 40% Milk Fat but we only go up to Whipping Cream at 33% Milk Fat. Our pal Richard said whipping cream would do just fine... So in it goes. And... taste test rated it 10/10!!! Yummers... Now if I could only send some to my stuffie pals...

9 comments:

  1. YUMMMMMM!!!!! We're going to make some of our favourite Tomato-y soop today!!! It's got onyuns, carrot, celery, GarLick (lots!!!) and tomah-toes in an it tastes yummy. Might have to get some cream to put in too though....!!

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    1. Mmmm... those are always good too! We made some with frozen tomatoes the other week.

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  2. You are always whipping up tasty treats Sandy! Must have smelled and tasted really good.

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  3. The soup looks yummy--we hope there was good bread to eat with it! Jerry would like to know what was for dessert...

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    1. Always - some good warm French baguette with a pat of butter dripping into the pores... mmmm...

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  4. The soup looks great, I would be willing to try it even with only 33% milk fat cream versus the 40% required.

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    1. That's a thought... it can't affect the taste that much.

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  5. that's a HUGE garlic clove! garlic is soooo good...

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