Tag: Leeks

Fall Pasta, Spring Pasta, Winter 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 to marinade for lamb.  And I hone in on local leeks, which are so sweet and […]

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! […]

Fall Soups & Sandwiches, Spring Soups and Sandwiches, Summer Soups and Sandwiches, Winter Soups and Sandwiches

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 as a main course served with wholegrain bread and perhaps some cheese. Once the veggies […]

Fall Soups & Sandwiches, Spring Soups and Sandwiches, Winter Soups and Sandwiches

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 at the Farmer’s Market in December!   The chives say spring to me, as once February […]

Basics & Tips, Fall Harvest, Spring Possibilities, Winter Comforts

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 cabbage, butternut squash, kabocha squash and quince. With the leeks I have made gratins and […]

Fall Egg Dishes and Brunch, Fall Mains, Spring Egg Dishes and Brunch, Spring Mains, Winter Egg Dishes and Brunch, Winter Mains

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 […]