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Jean Cockburn retired from her professional career as an academic librarian in 2008 to become a textile artist living on Denman Island, British Columbia. She draws, quilts, embroiders, knits and crochets, makes wearable art, weaves baskets, dyes fabric, and paints watercolours. Her work has been exhibited locally in juried and group shows on Denman Island, in Courtenay, Comox, and Duncan on Vancouver Island, in West Vancouver, and across Canada with the Surface Design Association.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Leek and Potato Soup

Leek and Potato Soup
Sauté one large onion finely chopped with 2 tablespoons of butter in a large pot. Add 2 large leeks finely sliced and cook on medium until all is soft and fragrant. Add 4 large yellow fleshed potatoes peeled, finely chopped and mix to coat with butter. Add 2 cups of chicken stock or water and simmer until very tender. Remove from heat and mash.
Add 1 to 2 cups of 18% cream and reheat gently just until hot. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve in a soup plate with a dot of butter melting on top and chopped parsley.

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