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Brown Beef Stock

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Category : Make It Yourself, Recipes, Sauces and Dips, Soups, Whatcom Locavore Basics

Brown Beef StockWhen I mentioned to a friend on the phone the other day that I was making beef stock, there was silence on the line for a moment. Finally she responded, “Why? Doesn’t that take a long time?”

My reasons are simple. Besides the fact it’s the only way I can get stock made with local ingredients, the flavor of homemade stock is light years better than any commercial products I’ve tried.  Continue Reading

Potato Leek Soup

Category : Holidays, Recipes, Soups, Vegetarian

I really love the mild onion flavor of leeks, and I also lovePotato Leek Soup potatoes–all kinds of potatoes. Naturally, one of my favorite fall soups is Potato Leek Soup.

It’s a soup that excels for versatility. It can be served hot or cold. It can be rustic and chunkly or creamy in texture. Pureed smooth and with cream added it becomes vichyssoise, a soup traditionally served chilled. Continue Reading