Thought I'd share a fave soup recipe for after a cold Autumn walk.....
2 leeks chopped and washed through.
2 carrots grated
1 tsp cumin
salt and pepper to taste
1 litre veg/chicken stock
Gently fry the leeks in a mixture of olive oil and butter. Don't allow to brown - just soften and sweeten. Add cumin and stock and potatoes. Cover and bring to boil and then simmer for 10 mins. Add the grated carrot and cook for a further 10 mins. Finally blend until smooth and add salt and pepper to taste. You can add a touch of sour cream if you're feeling posh!
This really hits the spot after a good walk and goes great with warm granary or soda bread!