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~ Henry Van Dyke

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Soup's on...part two

This soup recipe is just about as simple to make as they come. I made Potato and leek soup on Thursday when Carolien came over to my house for some stitching and chatting. I enjoyed making it for her along with cheese and parsley scones. I want to perfect that recipe so I will share it with you later when I have tried some changes.

You will need 3 potatoes, one leek, two vegetable bouillon tablets, olive oil, salt and pepper.

Dice the potatoes and cut up the leek.

Saute the potatoes and leek in olive oil in a Dutch oven for about 10 minutes over a low fire. You do not want to brown them, just start the cooking process.

In the meantime, make 750 ml vegetable broth from the bouillon tablets.

Add the broth to the vegetables and bring to a boil. Turn the heat down so that soup simmers for about 15 to 20 minutes, until the potatoes are soft. Salt and pepper to taste and add milk (about 60 ml or 1/2 cup - I used my small mug full of milk).

This soup really has a great taste. We finished the little that was leftover for lunch today and it warmed up beautifully. Enjoy!


Elizabethd said...

Lovely! I have used all our garden leeks making soup and its stored in the freezeer ready for cold days!

Caroline said...

Aaaah, potato and leek soup, one of my absolute favourites! When I feel particularly daring at times I also add some Stilton, it goes beautifully with this soup,
The cheese and parsley scones do not sound half bad either...

*Ulrike* said...

Sounds so simple and easy! Soup is so good especially on this cold day!

Linda said...

Yummy! I can make this and I will...hugs, Linda

Celestial Charms said...

This looks so tasty, and a really great ingrediants too. Wonderful for a chilly day.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I love potato soup, it's one of my favorites, but I've never tried it with leeks. It sounds delicious.

Brigitta said...

Ah now I have a potato and leek recipe I love, but I can't wait to read about your cheese and parsley scones.
Today I'm gonna make that beautiful tomatosoup (using half the ingredients I think).

Thanks for sharing.

Big hug

Wild Rose said...

Hello Heidi,

Your soups look delicious. I think that I am going to try the leek and potato today.

Thanks for sharing your recipes.

Marie x

Nancy said...

Hey, can you maybe fill the bowl up? LOL. Make it for me please, IF the airlines ever decide not to rob the public, so I can come over.
Love you, Mom

Carolien said...

If anyone aks for a further recommendation: it really is a good soup! I ate it and enjoyed it very much indeed!
Thanks again for the warm welcome of last Thursday, Heidi!

(I didn't find the scissors at the HEMA or the V&D, sold out probably :) That will come later, I'm in no hurry. I think the label turned out well like this too.

I'm glad you had a nice walk this afternoon. André cleared the paths here, but they predict more snow. You like that, don't you? ;)))

Groetjes, ook aan Jos & hugs, Carolien

irma said...

het is elke weer een verrassing wat jij op je blog zet, van alle markten thuis. Duidelijke beschrijvingen en erg leuk die foto's erbij. Idee voor een kookboek????? groetjes Irma

faerieeva said...

Ohh... I must try that one after the baby is born! Sounds so great.
BTW, I absolutely LOVE the picture you use now. I wear a mantilla to church myself every week, and to see such wonderful examples of antique veils and caps is absolutely magnificent!

onlymehere said...

Okay, educate me here. What does a leek taste like? It looks almost like celery. I love soups and your's look wonderful.

DonnaTN said...

Another yummy recipe to try! I have a really good potato soup recipe that uses left over mashed potatoes. I'll make too much on purpose so I have left overs for soup!

Sonja said...

Dat soepje ziet er lekker uit! En de ingredienten klinken vertrouwd. En het recept lijkt me niet moeilijk, dus dat wordt uitproberen!!

Tracy said...

Thank you for your soup recipes, Heidi! January is definitely a good time for soup! Happy Day :o) ((HUGS))

Andylynne said...

Potato and leek soup is the best. I make different kinds of potato soup. But love the flavor the leeks add. I have dried leeks over the yers when they were hard to find in my rural markets. Now I keep some on hand that way because I was used to it. Looking forward to the prefected parsley scones. :)

Mary said...

Ummmm! Just what I need to make tomorrow to warm us. Snowing tonight and may last through tomorrow afternoon - Winter in the South, always unpredictable!

Hope you are well dear. I've been busy so am just not getting around to old friends' blogs.