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Whoa…..would you look at the date?

It’s been over a month since I posted my last recipe…..time sure flies, doesn’t it?

…..right now we are living day to day……trying to keep positive….no big plans…..not a lot traveling…..

Little Peanut is still recovering from the accident over two months ago…..lot of physio….trauma counseling…getting used to our new life in a slower lane….catching up with school work…

Since we are spending lot of time at home there is always something happening in our KITCHEN.

Little Peanut is becoming my #1 sous-chef and you know me…..I AM LOVING IT…..

…..also……I like to look for a silver lining in everything that happens in life and as traumatic as the accident was for our entire family one things came out of it…..it made as all more GRATEFUL & closer to each other…..

….to break the boredom that comes from no being able to do anything and go anywhere I decided to start little projects around the house we can do together….

Last weekend we started with project “GARDEN SHED” ……since hubby is away the one male I had to rely on was Hormone Boy….yes, I was skeptical…..scared…..concerned…..hiding power tools…..putting together first aid kit….

Luckily, my little sister offered help…..so now there was 3 of us that never done anything like this EVER…..3 of us that didn’t have a clue what we were doing….

This was our plan:

….STEP 1…..purchase garden shed kit from local hardware store…..bring it home….

….STEP 2….hope for the best…..

I am not going to lie…..it wasn’t pretty….certain words were flying around….and 5 hours later…..VICTORY….SUCCESS….NEW SHED was build.

 

My sister & Hormone Boy hard  at work

My sister & Hormone Boy hard at work

 

 

 

 

Peanut Gallery Cheering Us On

Peanut Gallery Cheering Us On

 

 

SWEET VICTORY.....5 hours later

SWEET VICTORY…..5 hours later

 

Since I knew everyone will be starving after the project was done I managed to sneak away in the middle (they never noticed) and make delicious pot of LEEK & POTATO SPRING SOUP….

 

 

Leek & Potato Spring Soup

Leek & Potato Spring Soup

PRINTABLE RECIPE:

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups Leeks (thinly sliced)
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 3 Tbsp Flour
  • 7 Medium Potatoes (peeled & cubed)
  • 3 Cloves Garlic (crushed)
  • 2L Vegetable Broth (or water)
  • 2 cups 2% Milk
  • Salt
  • Pepper

STEP 1: In a pot on medium high melt butter. Add flour and make thick rue.Turn heat to medium

STEP 2: Add vegetable stock or water. Stir and bring to boil.

STEP 3: Add potatoes & leek. Salt and pepper to taste. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes and leek are soft (not mushy).

STEP 4: Add milk and cook 10 more minutes.

 

……30 minutes later and you have a delicious pot of LEEK & POTATO SOUP…..

 

You can serve this yummy Leek & Potato Soup with croutons and fresh strings of leek on top.

 

 

P.S. By now you probably noticed the new name…..Bibi’s Culinary Journey…..I decided to shake things up and take this “recipe only” blog to the next level….so keep coming back to see what’s happening and where is my culinary journey takes me….

 

 

Leek & Potato Spring Soup

Leek & Potato Spring Soup

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NUTRITIONAL VALUE (Amount per serving):

10 Servings (with Vegetable Broth)

Calories 206.0, Total Fat 3.5 g , Saturated Fat 2.1 g , Cholesterol 10.0 mg, Sodium 804.6 mg , Potassium 779.4 mg , Total Carbohydrate 38.4 g , Dietary Fiber 4.0 g , Sugars 6.5 g , Protein 5.6 g

10 Servings (with Water)

Calories 194.0, Total Fat 3.5 g , Saturated Fat 2.1 g , Cholesterol 10.0 mg, Sodium 517.7 mg , Potassium 779.4 mg , Total Carbohydrate 36 g , Dietary Fiber 4.0 g , Sugars 4.9 g , Protein 5.6 g

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27 Responses to “Leek & Potato Soup”

  1. Brandi says:

    This looks SO delicious! I love soups and I haven’t made a leek potato soup yet. Will definitely have to try! Thanks!
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  2. JEnn says:

    I love love love leeks! This soup looks so delicious! Thank you for this great recipe!
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  3. I really like the crouton touch, makes it look classy. The recipe sounds delicious and super easy, I needed a good soup idea for this week- thanks!
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  4. Congrats on the new shed! The soup really looks delicious. I love leeks and potatoes, so it’s a sure winner for me :)
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  5. Marika says:

    Wonderful shed! Love the soup, I used to make this for a long time, and somehow I forgot all about it. Now with winter here, I guess I should do it again, soup at least in my parts of the world is best consumed in the cold winter.

  6. I think the shed turned out great! I don’t know if I’ve ever had a leek, but this soup sounds delicious. It’s been so cold out lately so soups are at the top of my list.
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  7. Soup looks so delectable.. I haven’t made leek soup before now i’ll definitely try this one

  8. Kim says:

    What a great attitude you have kept through the hardships. I’m sorry about the accident, but glad that some good has come out of it, and that you have a closer relationship! You had me with the soup. Potato leek is one of my favorites.
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  9. Kisa says:

    The shed looks awesome!
    I’ve never had anything with leeks in it, but it looks absolutely delicious. Thank you for the recipe.
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  10. Can I just say that the Leek & Potato Soup looks delicious? I might have to make it soon!

    I’ve been tempted to build a garden shed… I’m not sure I will but yours looks greats!
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  11. My mother makes an amazing leek and potato soup; this recipe brought back so many good memories!
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  12. Natalie says:

    That look’s super tasty!
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  13. Loreina says:

    That looks so delicious! Wish I would have had this recipe when it was freezing last week. This looks like a great meal when it’s cold out.
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  14. I’m sure that warms the inside on a cold day and we have had many cold days lately! Thank you for sharing the recipe.
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  15. Jessica says:

    I just love soup! I have not make a Leek one before, so I think I will have to try this one!
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  16. Pauline says:

    This soup sounds so delicious! Thank you for the recipe, I’ll try this sometime soon! :-)

  17. What a tasty looking dish! I haven’t had leek & potato soup in ages and I always loved it. Might b time to make some again. Bravo on the shed completion and sending healing light to Peanut… sorry to read about that and grateful for you that all are on the mend.
    Elizabeth
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  18. Elisebet F says:

    You guys have been busy! The shed looks great.
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  19. Debi says:

    The soup looks perfect after a hard days work
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  20. Lexie Lane says:

    My husband would love that shed! Thanks for the soup recipe! Looks so nice and could be really soothing for a cold day!
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