Also, my new apartment!

THIS SOUP THO. Okay, the photo is from the first time I made it, but I have some words of wisdom as I just made it for the second time. Because I am fucking obsessed with this soup.

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You can 86 both the brown butter AND the crème fraîche. I know, that sounds a little crazy, but the soup is rich and flavorful without, totally not needed. I did, however, add pecans (I pan fried them in a bit of butter and honey with some fresh rosemary).

Also, those little herb packets wrapped in the green leaves of leeks are GENIUS. Now I have a method for freezing herbs in tidy little bunches.

Okay, apartment! I signed my lease today. The building is really great, there's a dance studio (!!) and on the roof there's little gardening plots for the tenants!

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THANK you for all the insights on the sofa and especially about the whole bookcase thing. Now that I have some accurate measurements I can start to plan. And once I get in there and live a bit, I will figure out what I need. Super excited!

Also, the gluten free photo is just extra, because it made me laugh.