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threegardeners
North Augusta, ON

January 13, 2008
2:39 PM

Post #4395327

I love leeks, cock-a-leeky soup is one of my favourites. Thank you for the tartlet recipe, I will most definitely try that one!!
vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 13, 2008
4:21 PM

Post #4395737

you're going to make a vegetable eater out of me! Thank you for a great article.
pajaritomt
Los Alamos, NM
(Zone 5a)

January 13, 2008
4:50 PM

Post #4395848

I love leeks and find them very easy to grow. I appreciate the recipe you offer.
Dutchlady1
Naples, FL
(Zone 10a)

January 13, 2008
5:39 PM

Post #4396027

Vossner, I am out to make the world into vegetable eaters LOL. And no, I am not a vegetarian, just LOVE veggies and what they do for me.
Thanks all.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

January 13, 2008
5:50 PM

Post #4396078

Love leeks and loved the article. The recipe sounds wonderful.

Julia Child's recipe of baking them with heavy cream is wonderful as well.

Thanks for an interesting read and a very tempting way to use Brie as a good excuse.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

January 13, 2008
6:06 PM

Post #4396160

Thankyou, very interesting artical. I love to grow and eat them too!
KyWoods
Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

January 13, 2008
6:19 PM

Post #4396216

I haven't had them in years--ever since I ate so much it made me sick. They taste toooo good! LOL ! However, I vow to eat them again, this time with self-control. :)
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

January 13, 2008
7:07 PM

Post #4396386

threegardeners: we love cock-a-leekie soup too!
Islandshari
Kwajalein
Marshall Islands
(Zone 11)

January 13, 2008
9:49 PM

Post #4397070

Fascinating! Thanks for the recipe and some great info!

Yokwe,
Shari

carrielamont

carrielamont
Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 14, 2008
12:44 AM

Post #4397807

I am a good part Welsh. I went over to a very unusual friend's house one day in high school and they served potato-leek soup. I had to try some, just to be polite, so I did - WOW! It must be a racial memory type thing, you think?

Thanks for another mouth-watering article!

xxx, Carrie
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

January 14, 2008
12:57 AM

Post #4397879

Carrie - what did you mean by this: "must be a racial memory type thing, you think?"?

I simply can't understand it.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 14, 2008
1:01 AM

Post #4397900

Interesting! Love potato and leek soup. Have to give that recipe a try. Thanks.

Victor

carrielamont

carrielamont
Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 14, 2008
1:56 AM

Post #4398290

being Welsh and liking that leek soup, that's all, no big deal, Pirl.
Rightstar
Cincinnati, OH

January 14, 2008
1:50 PM

Post #4399928

Leeks are one of my favorite veggies both to grow and to eat. IN the garden I like to let a few stand over the winter and enjoy the flowers in the spring (and save teh seeds). The ones at the stores have so little usable white stem that it pays to grow them. Easiest way to cook them: cut into 2 inch pieces, saute in butter, then put broth (I use chicken, but veg would work) to half/way up the sides, cover and poach till tender (doesn't take long). Remove leeks and boil down broth and pour over them. For a real fancy finish, grate some fresh nutmeg over the leeks. A very elegant and delicious dish.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

January 14, 2008
2:12 PM

Post #4400007

We grow them, too, and they are wonderful. Maybe the nicest part of growing them is when a cold November day comes along and I can dig up a few leeks and make soup. No running to the store to get them and I know they're grown without any pesticides.

I agree, Rightstar, the flowers are so pretty and last so long.
Dutchlady1
Naples, FL
(Zone 10a)

January 14, 2008
2:41 PM

Post #4400101

I think I missed something in my article - the flowers! I'd love to see a picture.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

January 14, 2008
3:03 PM

Post #4400194

No way to post a photo here!
Dutchlady1
Naples, FL
(Zone 10a)

January 14, 2008
3:06 PM

Post #4400203

Well, I had to resort to google... LOL. That IS pretty!
Fitsy
Hayesville, NC
(Zone 7a)

February 1, 2010
5:24 PM

Post #7518800

I see the last post here was two years ago, so nobody may ever see
this, but am sticking it here anyway:

Years ago in Atlanta, folks attended an outdoor theater, and these
folks had picnics right there, and they brought spectacular flower
arrangements as their centerpieces (like the spectacular hats at the
Ky Derby??) Well, so my centerpiece was made of giant fronds of
curly Kale and giant leek blossoms.

Thanks to Dutch lady and her responders, I know more about leeks
now than I did 30 minutes ago!

Fitsy
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

February 1, 2010
5:42 PM

Post #7518878

Onions sprout wonderful flower heads as well and they last SO long in arrangements!
KyWoods
Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

February 1, 2010
10:54 PM

Post #7519875

Wow, I never thought about them as a cut flower...but, yep, they are pretty! Thanks for that idea!
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

February 1, 2010
11:02 PM

Post #7519909

They had to last (looking really good) for two to three weeks in a northeast window.

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