chili, chowder & croissants

Friday, December 5, 2014








garlic & leeks from the Lunenburg Farmers Market / I made Prince Edward Island dinner rolls / chopping, chopping / I use chicken broth or vegetable broth instead of water / the most delicious potato leek soup / a mug of soup in the kitchen window & another mug at my desk avec collage-a-thon + photos at bottom - blogging friends who live nearby (ish) Sara Hartley & Sybil Nunn came for lunch this past Tuesday, my first company in my new home / Sybil's very sweet & super smart dog Wendy - I've got a big crush on Miss Wendy xoxo

Since moving to Lunenburg, NS 3 weeks ago tomorrow and living the mostly single gal life (Doug & Samuel visit every week) I've been obsessed with cooking things I can eat with a spoon. Chilis, chowders & soups. I hosted my first little lunch party this week with Sara & Sybil both friends I've gotten to know through blogging. I was originally thinking I'd make a haddock & scallop chowder with homemade rolls but I made instead my version of Jamie Oliver's Potato Leek soup. This soup is so delicious I made another big pot of it again yesterday - yum.

Oh & croissants, uh huh !!, every Thursday at the Farmers Marke there are TWO french bakeries - sigh.

My adaptations below

I blended half of the soup and then added it back to the pot, making it a bit creamier • I also added 1 cup of coffee cream making it more like a vegetable chowder • the next day I saut├ęd in olive oil (or butter) 1 small zucchini, 1 red pepper & I large broccoli spear all chopped into bite size pieces then added this mixture soup prior to reheating - you can add as many vegetables as you like. I'm thinking roasted butternut/buttercup squash cubes would be delicious ;-)



7 comments:

  1. Sweet photo of the ladies who lunch(ed)! The soup sound wonderful.

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  2. It was a wonderful visit Susan. That soup was AMAZING. In fact the entire meal was AMAZING. My only complaint would be about the frikkin' c-cold weather. Love the pic of us. Wendy loves ya back.

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  3. Is that a look of happy contentment on your face? Whatever it is, it looks good on ya

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  4. The soup (and buns and dessert!) were VERY good! And, of course, the company was wonderful :)

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  5. Lovely photos! Soup and freshly baked rolls, the best comfort food for a cold day. Your soup looks delicious dear Susan and croissants for dessert, sounds good to me. I am so happy that you had two friends join you for lunch and Miss Wendy is such a sweet looking girl.
    Love to all, Dianne
    xoxoxo ♡

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  6. Making me hungry. Yum! And a great cook too. I suspect your home always smells sooo good.

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