Slow Cookers For Dummies
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Leeks make a great addition to stews, sauces, and many other meals. You need to prepare leeks for use in a recipe by cleaning and trimming them. Preparing a leek for your next great kitchen masterpiece is a snap:

Cut off the roots of the leek.

Cut off the roots of the leek.

Leave the bulb itself intact.

Cut off the top of the leek.

Cut off the top of the leek.

Leave about 2 inches of pale green at the top.

Slit the leek in half lengthwise.

Slit the leek in half lengthwise.

You may leave the base of the bulb intact if you don’t want two leek halves.

Rinse the leek under cold running water.

Rinse the leek under cold running water.

You want to wash out any grit or dirt.

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Tom Lacalamita is a best-selling author of eight appliance-related cookbooks. Nominated for a James Beard cookbook award, Lacalamita is a national authority on housewares and has appeared on hundreds of television and radio shows across the country, including Good Morning America, CNBC, and NPR. Glenna Vance is director of consumer affairs for a major ingredient manufacturer in the Midwest. A published author, Vance has been involved in developing consumer recipe programs with major appliance manufacturers and ingredient companies. As a board member of the Milwaukee chapter of the American Institute of Wine & Food, Vance is instrumental in bringing nationally renowned culinary professionals to Milwaukee for culinary programs and events.

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