I was quite surprised to receive a nomination for the Liebster Award from Crichton’s Co-op (it’s a great blog, and is definitely worth checking out). I am new to the blogosphere, and didn’t think my humble little blog was award-worthy (I’m my own worst critic). But I guess my recipes and silly, rambling stories must have touched their heart’s.
While there are many vegetables that can be overwintered, or planted in the early spring, members of the allium family (such as leeks, scallions, and garlic) make a great addition to the soup pot. Add to them new potatoes, and you have one of my favourite soups: potato-leek soup. Potato leek soup is great either hot or cold, in rain or in sunshine. Leeks, after all, are the national vegetable of Wales- a country that is known for its rather drizzly, temperamental climate.