oh and DKM – her food, crochet, knitting and stuff

Monday Bunday

Just not quite comfy enough…

Comfy!

I need a ‘Bro pillow… perfect!

Bro pillow

More Monday Bunday at


What to do on a Sunday afternoon???  Make cotton ruffle dishcloths. Do you think I should offer these for donations like I’ve done with squiggles in the past? Would anyone be interested?Round foofy dishcloth


DKM Nosh  What to do with a pound of leeks?1lb. of leeks

Saute away!

Leeks

Alton’s Leek Potato Soup 

1 pound leeks, cleaned and dark green sections removed, approximately 4 to 5 medium
3 tablespoons unsalted butter (or olive oil if Vegan)
Heavy pinch kosher salt, plus additional for seasoning
14 ounces, approximately 3 small, Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and diced small (I used Fingerling potatoes with skins on)
1 quart vegetable broth
1 cup heavy cream (Or use a Vegan version)
1 cup buttermilk (If Vegan – use 1 cup soymilk with 1 tbsp white vinegar or lemon juice and allowing to sit for 5 minutes)
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1 tablespoon snipped chives (I’m out of chives so I tossed on Thyme)

Chop the leeks into small pieces. In a 6-quart saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the leeks and a heavy pinch of salt and sweat for 5 minutes. Decrease the heat to medium-low and cook until the leeks are tender, approximately 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add the potatoes and the vegetable broth, increase the heat to medium-high, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and gently simmer until the potatoes are soft, approximately 45 minutes.

Turn off the heat and puree the mixture with an immersion blender until smooth. Stir in the heavy cream, buttermilk, and white pepper. Taste and adjust seasoning if desired. Sprinkle with chives and serve immediately, or chill and serve cold.

Cook my lovely!

Cooking away

Enjoy!

Potato Leek Soup

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22 responses

  1. A bun has got to hold out for that perfect rest spot I think.

    The woman was all over that soup… I don’t know why.

    30-March-2008 at 7:56 pm

  2. KC

    Mommie said now that she’s seen tha soup, she can’t remember the furrst part of the post. :: nudges Mommie ML ::
    O yeah, it was tha adorable bunnies.
    An tha crocheted cotton dishcloths are supposed to be great, she almost ordered some off ebay. but she said she’s not seen any that purrty wif ruffles. Your’s would look nice when they wasn’t being used.
    Purrs, KC

    30-March-2008 at 9:07 pm

  3. Oh yes, brothers make great pillows. :)

    31-March-2008 at 12:06 am

  4. A bro pillow! I bet it’s very soft and comfy!

    31-March-2008 at 2:01 am

  5. We also do bro-pillow! Sometimes, it’s just the right comfy cushion!

    31-March-2008 at 2:44 am

  6. Bruvvers make the best pillows. Mum’s just going to the garden to pull some leeks. We don’t know why.

    31-March-2008 at 5:32 am

  7. We think we want some wabbits! They are absolutely soooo cute!!!!!

    31-March-2008 at 7:37 am

  8. Our mom uses those round dishcloths as trivets for hot dishes on da table. Ruffly ones would look very nice too.

    Great pictures, you guys are so good at snuggling together!

    Mindy & Moe

    31-March-2008 at 9:02 am

  9. You buns just get cuter and cuter!

    31-March-2008 at 9:28 am

  10. Cozy looking bunns! Delicious soup! What more could you want???

    31-March-2008 at 9:48 am

  11. Cozy looking bunns! Yummy soup! What more could anyone want???

    31-March-2008 at 9:50 am

  12. fivecats

    Having someone else, especially your bro, to be your pillow is good.

    31-March-2008 at 10:05 am

  13. Looks like yum soup! I just had soup for lunch, but wasn’t as yum as yours looks.

    Love the Monday Bunday!

    Kerry

    31-March-2008 at 10:30 am

  14. too cute! (the cuddling that is)

    31-March-2008 at 11:26 am

  15. Ummmmmm, I think I will stick to the broccoli.

    Roxy

    31-March-2008 at 2:31 pm

  16. Rocky, Angie, & S'more

    Rocky, Angie, & S’more here – Ms. Diva Kitty sure is pretty! We are two Himalayan kitties (Rocky & Angie) and a Tortie – S’more. The bunnies look very sweet, too! :)

    Mom here – What an awesome blog! I am a vegetarian and I love the recipes!

    I’m so glad we found you! :)

    Rocky, Angie, S’more & our Mommy, Karen :)

    31-March-2008 at 4:01 pm

  17. I love crochet dish clothes. I love leeks. I love soup. I love Alton.

    -The Investor

    (I love bunnies, too)

    31-March-2008 at 4:25 pm

  18. Thank heaven for brothers!! Those dishcloths look cool(Mom says) She also likes the soup :)
    Purrs Mickey

    31-March-2008 at 5:18 pm

  19. For some of us, that post has it all!!!!

    31-March-2008 at 5:51 pm

  20. you guys sure do look cozy as ever! nice nosh too though i’d prefer mine raw!

    31-March-2008 at 8:11 pm

  21. I’ll have to try that soup. What’s that recipe again? Oh right, first you take a potato, and then you take a leek… ;-)

    2-April-2008 at 11:54 am

  22. I love watching Alton Brown’s show. I get so many good ideas and he helps explain how all the chemistry and stuff works in a fun way. I’ve been thinking about making my own dishcloths. Do they hold up well with the washing? I’ve never used crocheted ones before? I like the one you made. ~Mom Jane of the FLuffy Tribe

    2-April-2008 at 6:04 pm

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