There’s a LEEK in the boat!

Can you name the awesome movie that phrase comes from? If you said “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” you would be correct!!

Leeks are the subject of today’s Alphabet challenge blog! Looking like a giant scallion, the leek is related to both the garlic and the onion, though its flavor and fragrance are milder and more subtle. Choose those with crisp, brightly colored leaves and an unblemished white portion. Avoid any with withered or yellow-spotted leaves. The smaller the leek, the more tender it will be. Refrigerate leeks in a plastic bag up to five days. Before using, trim rootlets and leaf ends. Slit the leeks from top to bottom and wash thoroughly to remove all the dirt trapped between the leaf layers. Leeks can be cooked whole as a vegetable or chopped and used in salads, soups and a multitude of other dishes.

Read more at: http://www.foodterms.com/encyclopedia/leek/index.html?oc=linkback

There are cultivated leeks, wild leeks, and elephant garlic and they can be used in all kinds of recipes. You can grow them outside and you can grow them in containers! And you can get a lot more information on them here: http://homeguides.sfgate.com/varieties-leeks-24009.html

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Enjoy the information and I hope,if you have not seen this movie yet, that you check it out — esp if you have children!

 

~Namaste and Blessings~

Redbird

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