Wild Leeks

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  1. thewoodlands

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    Did some wild leek icking tonight for my father, half the Italian American Clun and a few others. I hit three spots, the first spot a small deer was up the hill eating the tops about 40 yards from me, the seccond spot I never took any pictures and the third had more deer about 80-100 yards away eating the tops.

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    Leek forest! Or would that be leek farm?:cool:
    I look forward to the yearly leek report, zap. Now that I've gotten a better look, those don't look anything like what I have in the woods.
    Oh well.
     
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    The wife just mentioned she would be making Potato Leek Soup tomorrow, she makes a mean PLS. :ZZZ

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    Ooo that sounds good ! I got to try some leeks a couple of days ago and man if that's what you got there are amazingly good ! I am gonna have to get more. Thanks for the leek info if not for you zap I would have had no clue what they where .

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    Can you pull one up and take a picture. I want to be able to see if we have any.
     
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    Nice pictures zap and they are a blooming over here also ;)

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    Loon, I think because of the lack of rain this year they are actually smaller, the soup was still great.

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    Went picking again today for some people I promise leeks, I think the flower might be a (Lady's Slipper.) Edit: It's a trillium per my wife & FFJ.

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    Your right FFJ, when my wife came home I showed her the picture, she corrected me too. :)
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    That's what I was thinkin' too.
    We've got a trillium of 'em, or at least a billium.:cool:
     
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    When I was in the woods today you could smell the wild leeks, just some pics of them popping up through.
     

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    Being that it's our provincial flower, surely you must mean a "Stinking Liberal". ;)
     
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    Wow- can almost smell them from the pics! Don't think we have any but they are common 40 miles to my west. Need to go over and hit the country stores and get some.
     
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    Boy that's a lotta leeks, they're positively ramp-ant.
     
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    The first day the came up, you couldn't smell them, the second day you could smell the leeks while working in the woods. With this warmer weather along with some rain we should have lots of green popping up by the end of the week.

    Potato Leek soup!::P
     
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    It looks like the first Potato Leek Soup will be this weekend if not before, we finally received some rain (not much) so the leeks should ready to pick.

    I'll take a run back in on Wednesday so I can check on the size of the leeks, they're behind by about 2 weeks compared to last year.
     
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    Wow, that is a bunch of Leeks! I don't think I have ever seen that many in one place around here. Give us a report on the leek and potato soup!
     
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    I was on a date this weekend and he showed me where they grow. This may be a stupid question but is there much of a difference in taste?
     
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    With the lack of rain, the crop is behind a couple of weeks, we'll see how big they're this weekend.
     

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    In between a onion and garlic for taste.
     
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