Tag: leeks

Leek spinach tart

This leek spinach tart, with plenty of cheese and pine nuts on top, is a thing of dreams. This tart is great warm or cold, perfect to eat with a salad on the side, which makes it my top choice…

Leek brussels sprout quiche

Whew, where did the week go? I don’t know if it’s just me, but I feel like the past few days were less than 24 hours long. I really cannot believe it’s already Saturday.

leek brussels sprout quiche

I wrapped all the presents today, and now I can’t wait to see them getting unwrapped and torn apart. I’m also already thinking about everything we might want to eat next week and over the next weekend. As the stores will be closed for part of the holidays, my meal plan has to be really good. I think as long as we don’t run out of coffee I’ll survive, but you know, having other things isn’t that bad either (of course it’s not).

Spinach leek flatbread

I always seem to go back to spinach. Whatever I cook, spinach is bound to pop up soon enough. And for the past few days I’ve been really thinking about my love for it and where does it come from? I don’t remember a specific time, I just know I’ve always loved it. My immediate association is always Popeye, I used to watch that, but as much as kids can be influenced by stuff on TV, I don’t think I ever liked spinach because of him.

I do remember my mom’s creamed spinach and so I guess that was what made me love it so much; along with Swiss chard which I thought for a long time were one and the same. My mom’s aunt had a garden and for years she grew insane amounts of Swiss chard, so we always got bags of that in the summer. I still remember sitting behind the kitchen table with my mom, with bags of Swiss chard on the floor and bowls on the table, watching TV while ripping the stems out of the chard. Once everything was trimmed, my mom rinsed it and bagged it for later use. […]

spinach and leek flatbread

Light vegetable stock (homemade)

Well, the colder the evenings get, the more I crave anything I can eat with a spoon. Mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, rice pudding and soup. Lots of soup. And what you’ll always find in my soup recipes is vegetable stock,…