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Let's talk about Leeks!

Posted on January 19, 2015 at 10:35 PM

One of the best things about winter is the winter veggies! I know Kale is the hip and cool (do people even say "hip" anymore!?) veggie of the moment, but Leeks are my personal favourite.  Simple to prepare and subtly tastey, these members of the onion family are mild without being wimpy, and flavourful without overpowering a dish.  They are sublime by themselves sauteed with a little bit of butter, but also shine in quiches, on pizzas, and in soups.

Historically, the humble leek has served as the national Welsh emblem and was a favourite of the great Egyption Emporer Nero,  as demonstrated by the inarguable "Wikipedia":  "The leek was the favorite vegetable of the Emperor Nero, who consumed it in soup or in oil, believing it beneficial to the quality of his voice."

So go get some leeks, chop them up and find yourself a bit of butter--channel your inner Nero and have the delightful voice you've always dreamed of........or just enjoy a tasty winter delight!


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