Wednesday, 13 August 2008

It's August...

... it's mean to be summer. But it's wet and miserable and I'm cold! So I think soup will be a good idea for lunch. Something warm and hearty like leek and potato.


This is an old time favourite recipe of ours from a cookbook by Claire Macdonald. Pretty much a standard leek and potato but with a teaspoon of medium curry powder added whilst frying the leeks and onions. The resulting soup doesn't taste of curry but has a lovely warm kick... just what you need on a wet and miserable August summer day!

Served in a bowl to remind me of Italy... which brought the sun out (temporarily) for the photograph. I think we need a bit more of Italy, don't you...

9 comments:

  1. how did you know?! leek and potato is my most favoritist soup! never made it though! its been miserable here all day too and even thought about lighting the woodburner, but have put an extra jumper on instead - afterall, it is august!
    x

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  2. Ah, the lovely English summer - I've planned at least one casserole for next week's menu...

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  3. Hang on! katelnorth plans weekly menus??? What about the famous teatime hunt through the larder??

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  4. Today-in the NORTH-we had sunshine. Yay!

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  5. Oooh lovely ....I seem to have gone off the idea of salad this week, brrrr!

    I may have to make a big chunky soup with the contents of the veg box :)

    xxx

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  6. It's a fine thing, I say, when you have to resort to hearty, warming soup on an August day!!! Shall we all just move to Tuscany....yeh, good idea!

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  7. Lovely - looking soup. We made a risotto last night - Italian but wintry. I think it may even be time for a steak pie.

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  8. Lovely soup! I think I will soon have enough leeks from the allotment to make some! The weather is just so horrid - the sky has gone black so I am expecting a downpour any minute! How lovely it would be to be in Italy! Lucy x

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