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Old 05-30-2012, 07:36 AM   #11
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Blissful,

Lovely Leeks, Congrats.

I employ Leeks in many of my Pasta dishes, as I prefer them to the strong flavor of yellow onion. I love them sautéed in Evoo and they pair so well with other vegetables. I like them in Risotto and Quiche too ... or as a Cream of Leek with Potato or Zucchini & Leek !

How lovely ... Congrats and enjoy. They are very common here in Spain and France & Italia.

Nice post, and thanks.
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:50 AM   #12
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Thanks everyone. Keep the ideas coming!
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Old 05-30-2012, 08:17 AM   #13
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Blissful,

Thanks so much for posting the lovely photo.

Leek recipes off the top :

Cream of potato and leek ( vichysois )

Quiche ( sub the onion with the leek and add Proscuitto di Parma )

Cream of leek and zucchini ... 50 - 50 ...

Sautéed in any dish, to sub yellow onion for more subtlety ...

Stuffed Leeks ( need real chubby ones ) as if you were stuffing bell peppers or zucchini or eggplants; Greek vegetarian style with herbs & currants & pinenuts or with Rice and ground beef ( divinity ! )

Omelettes filled with leeks - French Style

pasta of choice with leek, and other vegetables of choice or Risotto

Enjoy the harvest !

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Old 05-30-2012, 10:54 AM   #14
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This is murder for me as I love leeks, they make my stones grow stopping me taking a leak.

Ps we have leek growing competitions over here.Bobs leeks are massive.
BBC - Tyne - People - Leeks on the menu
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:04 AM   #15
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Bolas: Too bad

Bolas,

Sorry to hear that leeks cause problems for your kidneys and urinary system. Have never heard this before ... Too bad.

They are delicious.

Too bad.

Kind regards.
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:11 AM   #16
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Ps we have leek growing competitions over here.Bobs leeks are massive.
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How does one grow leeks the size of your arms! WOW
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:24 AM   #17
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I believe they are about 2 yards plus in height ... and quite thick. One can stuff them ...

They are quite large in France and Spain too ...

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How does one grow leeks the size of your arms! WOW
Leek competitions in the UK are very cut throat and the methods are top secret.
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:07 PM   #19
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Bolas,

There is a dynamic foto of a thick thick leek --- fab for filling and baking just as one might bell peps or zucchini or aubergine or grape leaves ...

However, the Leeks ( puerros in Spanish ) are alot taller ... Perhaps, because they are Not Potted by Home Grower´s at least they are not visual ...

They are a northern variety close to France --- they cannot grow in Desert Dry Climate. I believe Navarra and Loire Valley, however, would have to investigate.

Thanks for that High Tea You Tube ... Always find your Dvd suggestions quite humorous. The best of course, are the Greedy Italians ... I had watched their whole series ... My daughters flipped too and enjoyed . We have had quite a good time watching those ... truly well done.

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Old 05-30-2012, 07:08 PM   #20
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meow, I'd mound the dirt around the bases and put on 6-8 inches of mulch around and on them, at the first frost, at least that is my plan for this year.

Blissful,
I will try that this year as I've planted way more than the two of us can use and my neighbors are leary of "new fangled veggies". thanks.
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