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Mince finely by hand or in food processor the celery, onion, leek and garlic.
Deeply irrigate periodically • Plant carrots, beets, radishes and leeks from seed now.
Remove from heat; transfer half of the leek to a bowl.
Luscious segments of soft-poached and charred leeks are smothered in creamy hollandaise sharpened with mustard.
Add the leeks and cook until tender and wilted, about 5 minutes.
Other homegrown, or rather, college-grown, produce has included Mexican cucumbers, spicy lettuce, jalapeno and serrano peppers, leeks and eggplant.
While all fiber is good, here are some great prebiotic fiber sources: Jerusalem artichokes, onions, garlic, and leeks, as well as chia seeds, flaxseeds, and hemp seeds.
The food is as impressive as the view, from the jumbo scallops to the aviator chicken with leeks and tomatoes to the rich mac-and-cheese.
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Origin and Etymology of leek
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of leek for English Language Learners
: a vegetable that has long green leaves rising from a thick white base and that tastes like a mild onion
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