….been waiting long enough!….
taste report to follow soon! Chicken and Leek pie on the menu tonight!
Veggie Patch With 2 Not-So-Small-Anymore Trees garden [archived]
Allium ampeloprasum var. porrum
Wow – what a fine specimen. Leeks are such a wonderful vegie to grow – very satisfying – enjoy your pie!
Awesome! Chicken and leek pie is just so good. We havent had that in ages!
Hmm.. pie! It was fantastic! The leek was soft and succulent and had just the right amount of oniony taste. :D
Happy days. I added a pic of the potato and cheese topped chicken and leek pie – I wish I could attach a taste for you!
Yay for gardens.
Yum! Looks like a great leek too!
OMG that looks so good! nom nom (^.^)
Well done MM! That pie certainly does look delicious.
Thanks guys. I love cooking with produce from my garden. It negates my ’don’t take photos of food’ rule. :)
Let me know when you have mastered “attaching taste” to journals. I will be first in line to try your leek and chicken pie.
MM the leek and pie are BOTH gorgeous! I also noticed how clean yours was on the cutting board. As well as the superior flavour and texture of homegrown leeks, we can take more pains with them and avoid trapping so much grit.
How many more do you have coming on?
mcav0y, in my lifetime I believe!
Thanks Lilly, yes I definitely did notice an absence of dirt. There was only soil on the outside and a little bit of straw mulch between the green leaves from when I topped it up. Inside it was spotless. I could throw whole slices in the pan as they were. Never thought about that benefit before. Now I’ll definitely get onto sowing next years crop. There’s another 15-20 coming along. A few are a little close to each other and are skinny. I’m hoping as I eat them and clear space they will catch up and still be tasty. Most of them are looking decent though. :)
Wow! Gorgeous! Did it really take 433 days to harvest? That would explain why mine are just the size of a scallion after growing since May.
Yep S&W, they take 14-18 months (I’ve heard up to 24 in some places). I didn’t realise that when I planted them either. Worth it though! Make sure you keep topping up the mulch to keep as much of the stem underground as you can (within reason lol) to keep it white and soft. :)
I’m so hungry now… :)
lovely leek. I had no idea how long they took. Now i know why they are expensive.
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