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Early Spring Vegetable Gratin

After returning from the farmer’s market yesterday morning with all sorts of cold weather veggies, I put together this delightful combination of a purple kale, garnet sweet potatoes and leeks using an old recipe for scalloped potatoes as the base. When reheating it for lunch today, I threw in some pine nuts and parmesan cheese, which complemented the dish so nicely, I’ve added them to the below recipe.

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Kale, Sweet Potato and Leek Gratin

1 large bunch of kale (about 1.5 lbs), washed well and deribbed
4 medium-sized sweet potatoes, sliced into 1/8″ rounds
1 medium-sized leek, white part only, thinly sliced
4 tbsp butter, cut into small pieces
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 1/2 cups half and half
1/4 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
1/3 cup pine nuts

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Potato Leek Soup with Rosemary Croutons

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Potato Leek Soup with Rosemary Croutons
serves 4

3 leeks
2 lbs yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1″ pieces
2 tbsp butter
8 cups chicken stock
8 sprigs fresh thyme
1 bay leaf
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 cup gruyere cheese, grated for garnishing
2 cups brioche or Italian bread, crusts removed, cubed
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp rosemary, finely chopped

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