As I type this, Eric is watching a very gothic, silent, black-and-white film version of Snow White, set in Spain. The dwarves are all bull-fighters, and they train Snow White to be a full-fledged matador.
I have to say that it is way more hardcore than the sighing-damsel Disney version. Still pretty creepy though I’m not gonna lie. It’s a good thing Eric and I agree on the chocolate peanut butter milkshakes we’ve been addicted to lately. Because I don’t think he’s going to be converted to rom-coms anytime soon. Only artsy foreign films will do. Gosh I’m so boringly mainstream.
Okaaay so maybe not.
Have you ever even had a leek? Allow me to convert you to leek-loving ways. Leeks are cheap. I bought 4 at the farmers market for $2.50. Leeks are healthy. I mean just look at all that green fibrous-ness. Vegan, paleo, low-fat…the works. Leeks are easy to grill or pan-fry. I’ll show you! And last but not least, leeks are freakishly delicious. They are related to the onion and have a similar sweet taste. We all know how delicious grilled onions are, so don’t be shy now.
I particularly like grilled leeks paired with a nice steak, as pictured here. I didn’t include the recipe for the steak but you can find it here. I can’t put up a recipe for steak until I can actually cook one without burning it to a crisp or singeing my eyebrows. (We just got a grill for the first time ever, can you tell??)
The tutorial is below. Please tell me if you make this! I want to have leek-bonding conversations with you! If you already love leeks, tell me how you use them!
P.S. For those wondering, Eric and I have decided to spend the 4th of July in San Francisco to celebrate our anniversary. Thanks for all the heads-ups about Yosemite being crowded! If you’ve been to SF and loved something in particular, let me know! I’m pretty familiar with the city having grown up nearby, but I certainly haven’t tried everything.
More leek recipes:
Leek Tomato and Mushroom Quiche from Pip and Ebby
Cream of Potato and Leek Soup from Life as a Strawberry
Potato, Leek and Bacon Pizza from Bev Cooks << I sooo want to try this.
Carrot “Rice” Leek Risotto with Bacon from Skinnytaste
Greek Macaroni & Cheese with Roast Garlic and Caramelized Leeks from Adventures in Cooking