veg of the week – leeks

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I am embarrassed to admit that I had not knowingly consumed a leek before moving to the UK. I probably could not have picked a leek out of a line-up. I am now attempting to remedy this grave wrong by spreading the leek-love. Leeks might seem a bit boring, but let me tell you, this wonderful vegetable deserves more respect! It is cheap, tasty and versatile. A British winter-vegetable, the leek is wonderful in soup, goes well with mushrooms, squash and potato, and can even carry a tart. Keep reading for some leaky-inspiration. Click the photos for full recipes

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leek-risotto

 

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