Simple Asparagus and Leek Soup

A Bowl of Spring

The weather’s ugly, cold and wet, and yet
Burstings of spring and just sprung leeks
Mean warmth will be here soon, in weeks
From straw, asparagus is green anew
And begs to join a springtime stew
We will prepare, and warm the bowl
For simple soup that wakes the soul 

Asparagus and Leek Soup

1-2 leeks, cleaned, trimmed and sliced

2 tsp butter or oil

1 bunch asparagus, about one pound, cleaned and chopped

1 small floury potato, such as russet, peeled and cubed

2 c homemade chicken stock

Salt and pepper

Sweat the leeks in a little butter or oil over low heat. Add the remainder of the ingredients and bring to a simmer. Cook slowly until tender, 20-30 minutes. Puree and season to taste.

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