Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Life in St Andrews (And Leek and Potato Soup)

Three weeks ago we packed our few belongings and moved an hour and a half south to St Andrews.  

Above is Jordan's office.

Soon after arriving we were able to watch the local air show.

We feel at home in our little flat which is situated right in the heart of town.

There were fireworks on the beach to celebrate St Andrews 600th anniversary!

I found a local organic farm that delivers my produce for free. That made me so happy! I like to get food from a local farm, not only because it is better for the local economy and healthier (all organic), but  also because it helps me cook in stride with the season. 

Recipe for Alton Brown's Leek and Potato Soup

I would not have normally picked up potatoes and leeks from the grocery store. But they came in my produce bag, so I made a leek and potato soup using Alton Brown's recipe.  I chose this particular recipe, because I was curious that he added buttermilk in addition to cream (something a lot of other recipes did not add). The buttermilk gave it a little tanginess that I thought made the soup much more interesting than a typical cream based soup. I highly recommend it.