Tag Archives: Leeks

A Taste of Summer: Pea and Mint Soup

For me, there are many things that evoke a sense of summer, and whilst they’re not all connected with food, many of them are. This includes picnics and barbecues, strawberries and cream, birthday cake, summer pudding, fish and chips, and … Continue reading

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Leek and Kale Soup with Pasta

In recent years, kale has become rather trendy, which is quite impressive for a leaf crop that has traditionally been associated with poverty, paucity and lack. It was a popular vegetable for those without much money, and definitely a vegetable … Continue reading

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Braised Leeks with Parma Ham

With leeks still in season and looking fabulous, it seemed the perfect time to cook this dish, which is one of my absolute favourite pasta meals. Leeks have a superb flavour, they are incredibly versatile and are one of the … Continue reading

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Chicken with Leeks and Lemon

 Welcome back, me! After a four week absence – and a truly wonderful three week trip home to the UK – I was more than ready to get back to the Farmer’s Market in Santa Monica yesterday. It was a beautiful … Continue reading

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