Tag: Leeks

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 is a chef, used her connections & got us some. Still don’t know the secret places they are found though! […]

Kitchen Tips

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 the stem and holding each half under cold running water, rinse thoroughly, making sure you […]

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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 8″ or 9″ Tart Pre-baked pie shell** I prefer to use a glass pie dish […]