Tuesday, May 17, 2011


My grandmother Daisy used to recommend that every household have a small grove of leeks growing in the wetter parts of the yard, down the back, for those times when onions were scarce.  Leeks are the same family as garlic and onions, but with a slightly different, milder flavour.  None-the-less, if push comes to shove, use a leek if you don't have an onion.
I love leeks, but I have none growing in my garden at the moment.  However they are cheap and plentiful at the moment (I think I paid $1.88 per leek at the Supermarket last week).  There are two things you can do with leeks: soup and pie.  I'm a pie head, so I always go with a leek and bacon pie.  And when I've made that, and still have a hankering for leeks, I make leek and potato pie.