Sausage and Leek Scalloped Potatoes

Italian sausages cooked in wine with rosemary and a cheesy bechamel enriched with leek, sweet red onion and herbs form the base for the scalloped potatoes. This dish can stand alone with a leafy mixed salad or other vegetables for lunch or it can accompany your favourite meat dish. The flavours of the italian sausages are enhanced by careful cooking and the blend of leek, … Continue reading Sausage and Leek Scalloped Potatoes

Roasted Leek and Potato Soup

Roasting vegetables brings out their flavours so I have chosen to use this method to make the classic Leek and Potato soup, a satisfying soup with the delicate flavour of leeks. Roasted Leek and Potato Soup Ingredients: 6 medim or 3 large potatoes 2 leeks, cleaned well and sliced 3 French shallots, chopped 2 Tblsp olive oil freshly ground pepper and salt 1/4 cup of … Continue reading Roasted Leek and Potato Soup

Growing Leeks

Leeks have been cultivated in Egypt for over 3000 years. They are ¬†known scientifically as Allium porrum, are related to garlic, onions, shallots and have a more delicate, mild and sweeter flavour than onions. Growth habits and planting needs Leeks prefer to be grown in full sun but will tolerate some shade. The soil should be well drained and enriched with well rotted compost and … Continue reading Growing Leeks