Posted: 09/03/2013 at 17:04
JulieC, I don't know about anyone else, but it is hard to feel inspred recipe-wise at this time of the year; all I have in my veg bed at the moment is; rather woody leeks which are about to become soup;
Chop and soak a large handful of leeks
Gently fry one large sliced white onion in a large pan with olive oil,
add drained leeks, lid on heat down low and leave for 15/ 20 mins, shaking or stirring pan frequently so nothing catches.
Make a vegetable stock; boiling water, Marigold bouillon powder, I add my home made preserved lemon at this point.
Add 300ml milk to pan and the stock, simmer gently till veg very soft.
Whizz in blender, I then put it through vegetable mill if it is for guests to make it really smooth.
Also in veg plot; cavalo nero, Italian black kale, I just cut off leaves as I need them, wash, slice finely and steam.