‘Tis the Season for a Savory Bowl of Mushroom Soup

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'Tis the Season for a Savory Bowl of Mushroom Soup | June's Journal

John’s MiniTreats mushroom soup is the talk of town. Lansdowne, PA, that is.  And specifically at the Lansdowne Farmer’s Market.  You can catch him there with his phenomenal soup under the brand of “John’s MiniTreats.”  Other treats include:  Delicious bowl-fillers including Red Wine Beef Chili, Red Wine Turkey Chili, Savory Mushroom Soup and Chunky Tomato Soup.

You can get the soup at a few places:

Lansdowne Farmer’s Market.   We love to get it directly from John at the Farmer’s Market.  As do many others. John’s MiniTreats was voted as the best vendor at the Lansdowne Farmer’s Market twice.  (Visit the Lansdowne Farmer’s Market website here.)

Harvest Local Foods.   This is a spot right in Lansdowne where you can get locally grown organic foods, and they keep containers of the soup frozen that you can buy year round.  (Visit the Harvest Local Foods’ website here.)

Whole Foods.  And you can even get it at Whole Foods.   We found that out by accident.  The mushroom soup at Whole Foods tasted so much like his that my husband asked John about it, and guess what, John used to work at Whole Foods!  (Visit the Whole Foods website here for the soup recipie.)

No matter which source you select for sampling some of this soup, we recommend buying a lot.  For example, we get the $10 extra large from the Farmer’s Market, then we split it up into small containers which we store in our deep freezer awaiting the perfect chilly day when a cup or bowl of soup would hit the spot.

Well, I had one of those days recently (see picture).  This soup was good to the very last drop and warmed my soul.  So I had to share.  For any mushroom soup lovers out there, write below if live in the area and decide to give it a try.

The Soup Natzi on Seinfeld

As a bit of humor, check out the below video.  I am not a regular Seinfeld viewer; however, there’s episode about a “Soup Natzi.”  The soup Nazi is the nickname giving to a chef in Seinfeld’s neighborhood who makes soup taste so good that it makes people knees weak when they eat it!  And you must order a certain way or the “Soup Natzi” or he will refuse to serve you.

Mushroom Soup Recipe

The recipe for the mushroom soup is on Whole Foods’ website here.  I’ve also reprinted it below.

Serves 6

4 tablespoons butter
1 cup Leeks, sliced
12 ounces sliced mushrooms
3 tablespoons All purpose flour
3 cups Chicken broth
1 cup White wine
1 cup Half and half

  • Melt the butter in a large skillet. Add the leeks and saute for 3-5 minutes until they are tender. Add the mushrooms and continue to saute until they just start to soften. Do not overcook!
  • Remove 1/4 cup of the mushroom mixture to use for garnish.
  • Add the flour and mix with the leeks and mushroom mixture and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the chicken broth and white wine and bring to a soft boil to thicken.
  • Reduce heat and add the half and half, cooking just until warm; garnish each serving with a spoonful of the mushroom and leek mixture

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