This is a delicious soup that cost me less than a dollar to make and I was able get 6 servings of LEEK AND POTATO SOUP that are perfect for a light lunch or as a starter for any meal. Even though it's easy to make, it tastes like you're getting a specialty soup made by a gourmet chef. The garnish is entirely up to you. I like a little sour cream, salt and pepper but a nice, buttery piece of sour dough toast is also a great partner for this soup.
I started in my garden with a leek that was left over from last years vegetable garden. Although I had mounded my dirt several times over the last season, I never felt my leeks were quite ready to harvest, they looked like green onions the first year. Now with Spring herbs and vegetables I'm planting, I discovered this leek was good and ready for picking. Perfect for my favorite soup recipe.
My garden is a constant inspiration to me and I often tend the garden as a meditative activity. It brings peace to my heart and quiet from the crazy traffic and pressures of city life. Perhaps one of my very favorite things to do is to spend time in my garden. Gardening is an activity that can draw all kinds of people with different ideas together.
One idea that has been twirling around in my head lately is my desire to bring a garden curriculum into our local schools. If we want to teach the next generation to create the gardens of the future, it is our job to make sure they learn how, so we must teach our children how to start and tend a garden. So I've teamed up with the brilliant garden guru; Nick Federoff to begin the program for elementary schools here in Los Angeles.