Creamy Leeks

Cream and cheese make any vegetable taste good but they’re especially effective with these mild leeks, cooked until softened and then baked with cream and grated Cheddar cheese. These make a nice comforting side dish and can be made ahead of time and then heated through. I think this would also be good with some […]

Lemon and Leek Linguine

This came from the October 2010 issue of Cooking Light magazine.  I actually followed their serving suggestion as well and served it with lightly floured and seasoned chicken breasts, pounded thin and then cooked in butter and oil.  

Vichyssoise or Purmentier: Cold or Hot Leek and Potato Soup

You can serve leek and potato soup hot or cold, depending on your weather.  When it’s cold you can add some cream and call it Vichyssoise and top with some chopped chives.  If you want hot soup, leave out the cream and garnish with croutons. I grew leeks again this year and am really enjoying […]

Braised Leek Gratin

We finally had a few dry days around here so I was able to get out into the yard and begin to get caught up on the gardening chores. The vegetable garden was looking pretty forlorn, as I hadn’t even torn out the old tomato plants yet. I got that done, dug up the last […]

Leek and Potato Soup

There are many variations to this and I’ve loved almost all of them. Sometimes the broth is half water and half milk, sometimes it’s all chicken broth, sometimes it’s chicken broth and milk. Sometimes there are just leeks and potatoes; other times I add chopped celery. Here’s what I did last night and it came […]