Monday, March 14, 2011

Ahhh Soup!

Soup is liquid comfort.  ~Author Unknown

I came across this link on facebook last week, and fell in love!  Mark Bittman is a total genius for putting this together!  Thanks Mark! 
Soup, soup and more soup--except it is easier than you can imagine!  This is the only go-to soup making page you will ever need--in excellent simplicity!

Mark Bittman's Customizable Soups

Here is one of our favourite soups--so easy (especially when you have some chicken or turkey stock in the freezer!

Leek Soup (from Taste of
  • 2 large leeks (white portion only), thinly sliced
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/4 teaspoon  pepper
  • 2-3 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
In a large pot, saute the leeks, mushrooms, tarragon and pepper in  butter for 8-10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in flour until blended and cook for 1-2 minutes; gradually add broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.Take off of heat and add cream stirring until well combined.

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