The Last Of The Summer Leeks

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  1. Sjoerd

    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    While we were at the lottie gathering food for the Food Bank, we harvested the last of our summer leeks to freeze in.
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    You can see the one that had the kitchen paper tube around it, right?
    There they are all cleaned and waiting for the knife.
    Here they are being chopped to be frozen in. We got six baggies to freeze in.
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    In closing: one little shot from a couple of days ago--The last sunbathing days of the frogs in the side canal next to our lottie.
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  3. KK Ng

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    I cannot grow leeks in this part of the world but sometimes we do get beautiful ones from the highlands. When it is available we will buy as much as we can and keep fresh in the refrigerator for as long as it can which is not much. Freezing it is something new and I am very curious to know how it is like after defrosting? Will it be like fresh ones? :)
     
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    I have never heard of freezing Leek's either. Is there any preparation needed or can they just go into a bag and into the freezer?
     
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    @Sjoerd sorry i've not been on :( and hope your keeping well.

    The last of your leeks is a nice show :like:
     
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    @Sjoerd..nice bunch of leeks there. Yes i can tell the difference. I missed the purpose of the paper towel roll. If you don't mind, please explain again. I would like to try them myself, next year.
     
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    KK-- We freeze our leeks in and then take them out to use in casseroles. The frozen leeks are soft-ish when taken out of the freezer, but do add a very good flavour to whatever dish one makes. They would also be good in soups or boiled in a cheese sauce.

    Hi ISLANDLIFE-- You saw those pics up above, right-- I just cut the leeks up and chucked them into sandwich bags, then into ziplock bags and then directly into the freezer. No blanching or cooking beforehand...just chop and freeze.

    Thanks so much, GAIL-- I really have missed you on here. I hope that you are doing well. I was hoping that your joints would not bother you much this summer and that you would come on and tell us how your garden was doing. Anyhow, nice to see you now, mate.

    HUMMER-- The purpose of the paper roll cuff is to make a longer portion of the leeks white, or blanched. The white portion is what you cut up and use with leeks, not the green portion as it is a bit too tough, I find. The leek with the long, white area was one leek that had the paper cuff on it. So then, that was just the result that I had hoped for. I think though that I will use pvc pipe lengths next season because the paper towel rolls can fall apart a bit with heavy raining.
    If you try this, please let me know and show your results.
     
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    Hello my lovely, nice to hear from your Sjoerd and hope your both doing well. I've not took no photo's of my plants this year and no been out side that much either :( the only photo's i've took is what's recently been added.
    I've had Shingles Sjoerd which lasted longer than it should have when i thought it was a lupus flare, then all my toes on my right foot had ulcers besides other skin issues and the lot dragged me down to be totally honest but it's lovely to always be back [​IMG]
     
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    SJOERD - Thanks for the clarification. You just said exactly what I wanted to know and NOW next year the garden will have leeks again (since they're that easy to keep).
     
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    GAIL-- I'm really sorry to hear that you have had such a difficult time this summer. Drat! Well, I hope that you will be free from probs for a while now. The shingles can indeed be troublesome, depending upon where they occur. Glad that's over now, although the discomfort can carry on for several weeks after the lesions have disappeared and the acuteness has passed.

    ISLANDLIFE-- Good-oh. I hope that you are going to have a great season. I would plant some summer leeks and then later on some winter leeks so that you will have plenty and can harvest them until late in the year.
     
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    I think we only get Lee's shipped to here in the spring but I plan to check the Nurseries
     
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    Sjoerd thanks as i can do with a break from the crap :mad:
     
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    Fingers crossed for you, ISLAND...they are so tasty.
     
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    Today is Thanksgiving so while not a big holiday some stores close and some stay open. Will be heading to the one Plant nursery that 'might' have these - fingers crossed I'll find a batch to plant now (but am not optimistic)
     
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    So we can plant some now...our Fall!!! Oh MYYYY!!!
     
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    hummerbum is well away no :smt041
     
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