• Recipes,  Soups & Stews

    Inspiration and Ideas for Finding New Recipes

    Since you are visiting my blog, you are someone who is passionate about food and cooking. And the chances are that you’re constantly on the lookout for new recipes. However, it’s not always easy to keep your food game fresh, is it? It’s far too easy to get into a rut when it comes to what you’re cooking and what you’re eating. Far too many of us end up buying the same groceries each week, then going on to cook the same meals time and time again, which becomes extremely boring.  Has the time come to overhaul your cooking? If you’re someone who is passionate about food and cooking but…

  • Luscious leek potato soup
    Recipes,  Soups & Stews,  Vegetables

    Luscious Leek Potato Soup Under an Hour

    Feeling a bit under the weather, I needed a warm, hearty meal for dinner, but did not want the heaviness associated with most comfort meals. I had a couple of leeks in the fridge, then discovered this rustic recipe from Americas Test Kitchen, fulfilling my craving perfectly. The aroma emitted during the sauteing of the leeks in butter is intoxicating. Red potatoes are a must.  They are waxy and low in starch so as to not become water-logged.  Cooking the potatoes so they were tender but not mushy was the key. Of course, I like a little bit thicker soup, so I doubled the flour amount – just make sure…