Used different ingredients.
Just made this soup again, this time with Chicken Stock instead of Vegetable Stock... It just doesn't taste as good. It's more of a Chicken & Leek soup than a Potato & Leek one... it's too overpowering. My recommendation to anyone making this... Vegetable stock all the way!! - 05 Apr 2010
I think that chives as optional is a crime lol, seriously though the chives definitely add another flavour that compliments the overall dish. I used regular cream instead of sour as I didn't have sour cream and the idea was slightly off putting. A fun addition is to crisp up some bacon rashers in a frying pan and slice them up, an awesome garnish, the red of the bacon is an excellent contrast of colour for presentation and the smokey bacon is just BEAUTIFUL against that smooth and creamy soup. - 26 Mar 2010