Thursday, September 19, 2013

Leek and Potato Soup

Aren't these leeks adorable?  So pretty and make such a nice soup.  I found this recipe in a Mexican Cookbook and just use regular chicken broth instead of the suggested Mexican chicken broth.  I have had it both ways, equally tasty.  Heat 3 T.butter and 2 T. veggie oil over medium-low heat until butter melts and begins to foam.  Add leeks and cook leisurely for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until completely soft and beginning to brown.   Stir in broth, potatoes, salt and pepper to taste.  Bring heat to high then simmer and cook until potatoes are tender.  You can thicken the soup by scooping out 1 cup with at least 1/2 cup of potatoes in it and puree in a blender then return it to the pot, or you can puree the whole batch and have a cream of leek and potato soup.  It's good.  Here are the requirements. 3 T. butter, 2 T. vegetable oil, 4 C. thinly sliced leeks (white and light green parts only) 8 C. chicken or vegetable broth, 4 C. peeled-cubed (1/2 inch) potatoes.  Salt and pepper to taste.  From the book, "Pati's Mexican Table" Pati Jinich

Adriana's Soft Kiss Scarf

It's how Moses and I roll in the mornings.   (he's the cat)  I am knitting up the pretty Merino Bamboo Silk blend roving that I picked up in Michigan and handspun.  This will be my first complete project by myself.  :)   The pattern is in Spin Off Magazine's Fall 2013 issue.  It is very ironic that Margaret picked this roving out before I even saw the pattern.  Notice the similarity of colors.  :)

Monday, September 16, 2013

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Purchased this at the Michigan Fiber Festival.  Merino Silk Bamboo blend.  Kinda hard for this newbie.  :)

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

My first "by myself" yarn.

Monday, September 2, 2013

It's not often that I post a picture of myself, but this shot of my husband and I all duded up at his class reunion didn't turn out half bad.  It's also my first time posting from my phone.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Not being anxious to buy a niddy noddy right now I  checked on line for different ways to make one.  The cheapest one I came up with was pvc pipe, simply because my husband dug into his spare parts of plumbing do-dads and had enough to make one.  There are @ 87 yards of Falkland 3 ply top there.  Someday maybe a bonafide wooden niddy noddy will make its way to me.  :)  Until then this little fella will suffice.