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“tonight's soup”


Description from Helen G aka tea chick: made a springtime vegetable soup tonight and it looked so darn pretty, if I say so myself. Asparagus, peas, leeks, and golden potatoes in a creamy broth with thin slices of Meyer lemons floating on top (Meyer lemons are thin-skinned lemons, sweeter and less acidic than regular lemons, that have golden edible skins).


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    K H says:

    I love the colors in this pick!!! The soup sounds wonderful too – would you mind sharing the recipe?

  2. Daisy Chick - Dawn
    Daisy Chick - Dawn says:

    Yum! This soup sounds delish! I too find the colorsin this pick lovely and refreshing!

  3. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Helen, this pick is so lovely and your soup sounds heavenly! I, too, would love to know the recipe, please! :D Glad you’re feeling better!

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    P HOWARD says:

    Pretty pick,such lovely colors. I have never heard of Meyer lemons were can I find them Iam a lemon lover!

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    K H says:

    P – meyer lemons are to lemons what Key limes are to limes and Kumqyats are to oranges. They are not always available, but your best bet would be to shop at a grocery store with a fancy produce section or someplace like Whole Foods. In most cases, regular lemons can be substitued if necessary.

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    Helen G aka tea chick says:

    thanks ladies!

    as far as the “recipe” I kind of winged it as usual- get out heavy pot, sauté leeks in butter, add some cubed potatoes, add chicken stock and cook for about 10 minutes, add asparagus, cook for 5 minutes more, add peas, cook for 2 minutes more, take off heat, add some cream, serve with lemon slices floating on top. I usually make some cheese scones or biscuits to park alongside to round out the meal. Best recipe for those comes out of the King Arthur Flour cookbook (I have the 200th anniversary version, but there is also a later one).

    Meyer lemons grow around the SF Bay area, and you can buy dwarf trees that grow well indoors (my mum has one in her greenhouse in Vermont that’s been growing for years). You can often find them (the lemons, not the trees) at Whole Foods or some supermarkets, the season is late winter. They look like a cross between a lemon and a little orange, but I’m not sure what the actual hybrid is.

  7. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thanks for the recipe info, Helen! :D

    Congrats on your pick being featured in today’s e-mail from LB! :D

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