Tag: Leeks

Fall Rice, Grains and Beans

Barley Pilaf

An old favourite of mine; excellent served with roast pork loin, especially a juicy, bone-in roast . I also use it as an accompaniment to my hazelnut chicken breasts and anything else that takes my fancy! Like I said before,

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Fall Pasta

Phyllis’ Leek & Pancetta Tagliatelle

My “take” on a Lorenza de’Medici recipe. We think the addition of pancetta and a splash of white wine to the sauce makes it even more delicious.  I often make half the recipe for our primo which goes especially well with lamb marinated in my go

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Spring Pasta

Spaghetti With Ramps

Years ago I read an article about ramps in Gourmet Magazine. I was really curious, what the heck are they? Turns out they are hunted & gathered in the spring and are also known as wild leeks.  A good friend, who

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Pureed Vegetable Soup

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. This is a lovely soup that I like to make with veggies from the Farmer’s Market and herbs from the garden. It’s nice to serve as a first course or

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Leek And Potato Soup

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. This excellent soup can be made with over-wintered leeks or when the leeks become available at the end of summer/beginning of fall and if you’re lucky, you might find some

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Phyllis’ Leek Tart

  We have added a number of new vegetables to our repertoire over the past couple of years. There must be an Italian influence here somewhere! We are now including fennel, Romanesco cauliflower, leeks, cavolo nero or lacinato kale, savoy

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Trimming and Cleaning Wild and Domestic Leeks

    To Clean Domestic Leeks: Trim root end, remove outside layer of leek, trim leek keeping only the white and light green parts.. Save the dark green parts for making stock. They can be frozen. Cut down the length of

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Barley Risotto With Leeks and Peas

Quite simply, I love barley whether in soups or a casserole or in my version of barley risotto. It is creamy and dare I say it, “good for you”. Makes 4 – 6 Servings 1 cup pearl barley, placed in a

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Phyllis’ Leek And Bacon Tart

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Similar to my ramp (wild leek) tart but this one has nutmeg instead of herbs.  Not only is it delicious in the spring, but also in the fall & winter when the new leeks become available. Makes an

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Spring Egg Dishes and Brunch

Ramp (Wild Leek) Tart

Ramps grow in the wild.  There are foragers that bring them to the Farmer’s Market or at times, the Wild Guy at Granville Island.   They have a slight garlic flavour to them & are delicious.  If you are unable to find some,

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