Creamy Leek and Potato Soup 

 

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Creamy and warming delicious Leek and Potato Soup, its easy and quick to make with step by step video, pictures and recipe instructions.

Sometimes simple is best! With just a few ingredients it makes an amazing rich soup bursting with flavour, creamy and smooth texture.  Ticking the spot for just what was needed after a busy day of batch cooking for my new business.

VIDEO IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE RECIPE ⇓

INGREDIENTS                                 SERVES 6

  • 4 Leeks, chopped
  • 2 medium potatoes
  • Garlic finely sliced
  • onion medium finely sliced
  • 900ml hot stock  (chicken or vegetable)
  • 200 ml Whole fat milk
  • Olive oil or spray low calorie oil
  • Salt and Pepper

On the Hob!

Using a large pan place on a medium heat, spray or drizzle with oil.  Throw in the leeks to gently soften. I think the best way to make the soup full of flavour is to be patient allowing them to soften slowly.  Whilst they are softening, chop the onion and garlic and then throw in the pan stirring well.

Meanwhile stirring regularly, chop up the potatoes.  After about 15 minutes the leeks and onions should be reduced and sweated down.  Next add the stock to the mixture, add the milk and potatoes.  Bring up to boil and a gentle simmer.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

The soup needs to bubble for about 20 – 25 minutes until the potatoes are soft.  Next blitz the soup in a blender. If you like your soup chunky don’t bother with this next bit!

Serve up and Enjoy!  Yum

Emily x

 

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Spring is here! 


I’m so lucky to be washing up with this view of the Derbyshire Dales.  The sun is streaming into my kitchen after a day of batch cooking my Mushroom Soup.  With a happy heart and suds up to my elbows.

After working for years painstakingly restoring our 1700’s farm house. Selling home made jams, chutneys and eggs from out side it. Now seems to be the right time for myself and family. Things are sort of sloting into place and making sense.


This is Dorothy, she is adorable, she lays the best eggs.  I cant meet the demand on my doorstep sales.  Unfortunately, we’ve recently had problems with a fox who’s taken half our flock.  Its so harrowing to watch them been taken right in front of you!


The last few weeks…  I’ve been busy making them a new enclosure which is still large.  But I’m no longer allowing them to wander completely free.  It’s so sad, but after the cheeky fox (I’m being polite) was sat in the middle of our drive way at 3pm, I really don’t have a choice.  With perches, plenty of grass and hanging up bird feeders, I’m hoping they get used to the new prison they in-habit!

Sorry, I digress beside all of that I want to say a big THANK YOU to all of you!  My family, old and now my new blogging friends from all over the world, for giving me the confidence.

This blog all started in my diet club, where my new friends there encouraged me to do a recipe blog.  They are an amazing bunch of ladies who never fail to make me smile and laugh! I wouldn’t be here if not for them!

I was lucky enough to design my kitchen from scratch in accordance with environmental health rules for making food.  It’s been finished for a couple of years now, I honestly don’t know how many meals I’ve cooked and shared happy times with family and friends here!

Thank you my fellow bloggers for the nominations for blogging awards.  I have not taken them for granted, and have felt hounered.  I want to take time to properly acknowledge you and write a good blog, hope to find time very shortly!

So thank you again! My first batch of soup is in the freezer!


300ml, one large bowl full of delicious mushroom with thyme and whole grain mustard soup made ! 

The sun is just setting over the hills,  it’s about high time I thought about feeding my children dinner!  I haven’t a clue about that recipe yet!

Hope the sun is shinning wherever you are in the world!

Take care everyone!

Emily x ❤