Thursday, January 12, 2012

New Pastels and Potato Leek Soup!

Here are a few new figurative pastels. Each of these was done on Professional Wallis that I mounted myself onto matte board with Super 77. Works great! They have watercolor under-paintings too.


An in keeping with the cooking theme, here is my recipe for Potato Leek Soup. I adapted this recipe quite a bit from an old cookbook, so I think it's safe to call it my recipe! This might just be the best soup, I've ever made!! It doesn't look like it from my picture!!

4 tablespoons butter
2 large leeks, white part only, cleaned and thinly sliced
2 cloves of garlic
3 large russet potatoes, skin on cut into 1 inch cubes
6 to7 cups vegetable broth
1 cup chopped italian parsley
1 teaspon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1 1/2 cups roasted bell peppers ( from jar drained)
1 cup half and half
1 cup milk

In a medium saucepan, heat butter and saute leeks for 3 to 4 minutes until soft. Add garlic. Saute for about a minute more. Add potatoes, 4 cups of the broth, parsley, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for about 15 minutes until the potatoes are soft. Add peppers, half and half, milk and 2 to 3 cups more of the broth.
Cover and simmer another few minutes. Puree two or three cups of the soup and blend with the rest. Season to taste. Good hot or cold. YUMMMM!!!


Marc R. Hanson said...

Darn Marla... Nice painting and a good soup recipe. Only thing is I made potato kale soup a few days ago and was scouring the web for a simple but good recipe. This one would have been perfect... next time. Thank you.

AnnG said...

Thanks for posting the soup recipe! I'm going to give it a try. Homemade soup is always great, especially in the winter! Love the figurative pastels!

Cindy B said...

Really like your new figurative pastels. The soup recipe fits right in with my meatless diet.