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An interesting challenge

Posted: June 29th, 2009 | Author: alyssa | Filed under: Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

I have decided to work with leeks this week.  I have always been scared of them, because one of my culanary school friends told me that one of his final exams was leek soup, and all they looked for was dirt, because apparently they are impossible to get clean.  Now I am not an obsessively clean person, but if I can avoid ingesting dirt , I tend to do it.  Not to mention, leeks have an amazing flavor, but if you make a wrong step they can awry fairly easily.  I don’t know how much of the above is entirely true, but I am scared either way.  However, I have always been one to face my fears…except the giant mascot fear, because the way those giant freaks chase you around is NOT OK…anyway…so I’ve decided to suck it up and have leek week :)  Hopefully it will turn out well, but let’s face it, it could be a train wreck….stay tuned to find out!

One Comment on “An interesting challenge”

  1. 1 Johanna said at 4:05 pm on June 29th, 2009:

    Hey – to clean leeks, a really good tip is a follows:
    1. Fill your sink or a large bowl with cold water.
    2. Cut the leeks in half lengthwise, and then cut them across into half-moons.
    3. Dump the leeks into the bowl of water, and swish it around a bit.
    4. Walk away for 5 minutes.
    5. Come back and fish your leeks out with a skimmer/strainer.
    VOILA! Grit is on the bottom, leeks float on the top. Just be careful and don’t jostle the bowl too much when you’re scooping the leeks back out! :)

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