Beef Barley Soup with Leeks and Baby Lima Beans

Beef Barley Leek Soup

Beef Barley Leek Soup

Sometimes food happens in the castle here due to chance.  I was shopping in the meat department at my favorite grocery store.  Someone had discarded a package of beef soup bones in the shrimp section.  I took that as a sign that bone broth soup needed to happen.  There’s something so primal and satisfying about making broth from beef bones.  It’s so much more flavorful than broth from a can or carton. Continue reading

Vegetable Beef Soup with Leeks and Orzo {Making Bone Broth}

Bone Broth Vegetable Beef Soup

Bone Broth Vegetable Beef Soup

I made bone broth! Woot woot!  My P.S. brought me home beef bones to roast and then simmer in a soup pot to make the bone broth.  I’ve made beef broth from beef bones once before but didn’t know what it was called.  The phrase tickles my foodie funny bone.  Partly naughty, partly morbid!  It’s probably best not to call it bone broth while serving the soup. Continue reading

BLT and P {make this ASAP!}

BLT and P Soup

BLT and P Soup

It was a dark and rainy day, one of many in the last week or two. A cool day called for a warm bowl of soup, and I had a large leek. Yes, I spelled that correctly. Although the sky had been leaking like mad for days, I had a leek in my fridge. It would be my first experience with a leek! Continue reading