Cooking with Love

Monday, October 26, 2009

Starve a Fever, Feed a Cold...?

Or in other words - prepare yourself for winter. It is in the air...something crisp and cool after so many days of summer heat. Yes - I love summer, I love the beach, I love the sun. But even I have to admit - there is a special romance in the winter air. Cuddling under warm blankets while the rain pours outside. Those beautiful thunder storms that light up the sky....Oh, who am I kidding - its all about the soups. We love soups. Warm scents that heat the house and heart. And those winter colds and flus that constantly live here. Yes - chicken soup is the jewish penecillin, but beleive me - all soups are a great medication for any cold. The abundance of those winter veggies is here.

Cream of Potato Soup

3-4 leeks, chopped (white part only)
100 grams butter
4-5 potatoes, peeled and cubed
1.75 liters chicken broth
250 ml cream (or half & half)
salt & pepper
Goat cheese and croutons for garnish (optional)

Melt butter in pot and sautee leeks till softened - do NOT brown!

Add potatoes and continue to saute.
Add chicken broth and cook till potatos are soft.
Puree the soup.

Add salt and pepper.
Stir in cream.
Garnish with goat cheese and croutons.

And have a healthy warm winter.

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