He said: "The wonderful spherical flowerheads of Wild Leek
can reach over 8ft tall.
grow in clumps of a few to several dozen plants and have a strong root structure that can make them difficult to dig when the soil is dry.
The wild leek
has globe-like heads on stems that can grow to a metre tall and its leaves are just like the common garden leek, although the stem is not quite so fat.
4 x 170g smoked haddock portions, skin removed 700ml milk 1 small onion, chopped 1 glove garlic, crushed and chopped down to make a puree 2tbs olive oil 400g risotto rice 100ml dry white wine 1 litre fish stock 2tbs white wine vinegar 4 eggs 100g unsalted butter, diced 100g parmesan cheese, grated Small handful chives, chopped 2 leeks, shredded or a bunch of wild leeks
In a large frying pan, heat the milk and gently place in the haddock portions.
In Quebec, for example, over-harvesting resulted in a law that makes it illegal for an individual to have more than 50 wild leeks
in their possession.
I've been treated to wild plum chutney, wild mushroom soup, and pickled wild leeks
(or as I like to call them, pickled swamp onions).
There's the Northwest station, which offered cedar planked fire-roasted Juniper Salmon with Oyster Stew containing Acorn Squash and wild leeks
or a seaweed and wild mushroom salad.
For those of you unfamiliar with these local native delicacies, ramps are wild leeks
(Allium tricoccum) and morels (Morchella spp.
Cooked with wild leeks
or cultivated onion and potato, they become a soup called "schav".