For our first recipe this week I will share a favorite soup recipe in our house "CREAM OF LEEK WITH LEMONBALM"
But first the immune building broth that recipe that many of our recipes begin with
HIGH MINERAL CHICKEN BROTH
Several pieces of Organic Chicken (I used backs, necks and or bones)
A couple of unpeeled white onions (coarsely chopped)
3-5 Carrots cut into thirds or so
1-2 parnips cut into thirds or so
2 sweet potatoes with skins quartered
A couple of celery stalks
5-6 fresh thyme sprigs
1 bay leaf
4 unpeeled cloves of garlic
Several dried Astragalus roots
A few oz of shitakee and maitakii mushrooms (dried or fresh)
1-2 Strips of Kombu (seaweed)
1 teaspoon sea salt
Rinse all the veggies. In a stockpot combine all ingredients except for the salt. Fill pot with water. Cover and bring to a boil. Uncover and skim off the scum and the fat that has risen to the surface. Lower to an active simmer and cook for 2-3 hours. Add the salt. Strain through a cleese cloth. Bring to room temperature before storing in the refrigerator or freezer.
CREAM OF LEEK WITH LEMONBALM
Enjoy on a cold Winters night. The lemony flavor makes me think of it around Solstice.
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