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Monday, November 9, 2020

In The Mood For Soup

I’m in the mood for soup!

Where has the summer gone? 2020 has been such an unusual year – I’m still waiting for summer to start and it’s November! Mornings are crisp, afternoons pleasant, and this weather always puts me in the mood for soup.

Since our first cool day I’ve been craving Potato-Leek Soup. Here’s the recipe I use. It’s adapted from Robert Irvine’s recipe on


8 cups salt-free or low sodium chicken stock
6 russet potatoes, peeled and cut into large pieces
4 large leeks (white part only), sliced and thoroughly washed
3 stalks celery, roughly chopped
1 or 2 bay leaves
1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme or 1/2 tsp dried thyme
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup heavy cream or half-and-half


1. Put the chicken stock, potatoes, leeks, celery, bay leaf and thyme in a large pot and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil.

2. Boil until the potatoes are soft, 15 to 20 minutes.

3. Remove the bay leaf, then, using an immersion blender or blender, blend the soup until smooth.

4. Pour the soup into a medium pot, add the cream (half-and-half) and simmer until the soup has thickened, about 20 minutes.


Serve with crusty bread.


Serves 6-8

What’s your favorite go-to soup when the weather gets cool?


Stay warm!



  1. Sounds delicious, Tracy!
    I love parsnip soup when the weather turns chilly
    Thanks so much for sharing

    1. Parsnip soup? I'll have to hunt up a recipe. Thanks for stopping in, Lindsay.

  2. Love potato and leek soup. My other favourites are carrot and coriander (cilantro), and spicy butternut squash. You've put me in the mood to make some!

    1. Carrot & coriander? Another recipe to look up. And I love butternut squash soup. Thanks, C.A.

  3. Chili is always a quick go to, but my favorite is Cashew-Carrot-Ginger soup that I get pre-made. One of the few of that nature I enjoy. It is simply scruptious. Doris

  4. Tracy,

    I'm such a picky eater that I've never tasted leeks. While soups aren't often on our menu, I do like tomato basil soup. When I was growing up, part of our Christmas Eve supper tradition when the whole family gathered was oyster stew (my dad's favorite), chicken noodle, and vegetable beef.