Catching up and a yummy roasted leeks recipe

Hi there. Goodness, it has been a whirlwind. In addition to being away for Spring break (college tours) I have been underwater at work, and the home improvement continues with the deck being painted this week. So my poor little blog has not been getting the attention it deserves. Hopefully, I will be able to share the kitchen cabinet reveal soon. If you missed the long process involved in picking the perfect white paint color for the cabinets, you can read that post here. We finally installed the new hood over the stove. While I could not use my stove for the last six weeks (due to no hood), I have been roasting everything. I am here to tell you that roasted leeks are delicious. Without further ado, here are a few fun facts about how super healthy leeks are and the roasted leeks recipe.

Are leeks good for you?

Like most vegetables, leeks are good for you. In fact, leeks belong to the allium family along with onions and garlic. Similar to these vegetables, leeks are a great source of vitamins A, K and C. They also have folate and fiber. Leeks have properties that fight heart disease and cancer as well as inflammation. Frankly, leeks have always intimidated me. I really did not know how to cook them other than in my best-ever Thanksgiving stuffing. I did quite a bit of research to learn how to cook them on their own. This roasted leeks recipe is adapted from Martha Stewart.

Roasted Leeks Recipe

Roasted Leeks with Thyme

Leeks are roasted in a blend of white wine and broth and then sprinkled with thyme for a delectable side dish.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Side Dish
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Cost: $5


  • Roasting pan


  • 2 pounds leeks 6 to 8 small or medium sized
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine I used Bota Box pinot grigio
  • 1 cup low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 5 sprigs Fresh thyme (or add to taste)



  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Trim dark-green tops and root ends from leeks. Cut leeks in half lengthwise. Remove thick, tough outer layers (2 to 4 total, depending on size). Thoroughly wash and drain leeks, keeping them intact. Arrange in a tight single layer, cut sides up, in a broiler-safe baking dish.
  • In a small saucepan, boil the white wine 30 seconds. Add broth and return to a boil. Then season generously with salt and pepper. Pour the mixture over leeks and sprinkle with thyme. Cover dish with foil.
  • Roast for 45 minutes. Uncover and continue roasting until leeks are very soft and broth mixture is reduced by half, 20 to 22 minutes.
  • At this point you can sprinkle with some grated parmesan cheese or even add some butter if you like. Serve as a side or light main dish.

Brooks Ghost 13 Running Shoe Review

Hi there. Goodness what a crazy couple of weeks. High school gal is off this week and we have been on the college tour circuit. Of course, there are few tours to be found…so doing our own tours really. Nonetheless, lots of driving and while fun, exhausting too. I still do not have a kitchen ready to share just yet…but hopefully in about a week. They finished repairing the backsplash today. Spring has sprung in CT and the Northeast and with the warm weather I am excited to run. I will share a bit of my running background but before I do, let’s be clear, today’s post is about the most amazing, cloud-like running shoe around, the Brooks Ghost Running Shoe 13.

My history with running

All, there are plenty of blogs out there that chronicle running far more than I ever will. That said, I love to run and I normally run about once a week but with the pandemic, running has become my primary form of exercise. Way back when, I ran track in high school. I ran the mile for one season in an effort to stay in shape for my main sport, field hockey. All – I hated track. I hated competing. I hated pretty much everything about it except running. I learned I actually really enjoy running as a stress manager, way to stay in shape and just a nice form of outdoor exercise. So fast forward many years and I am still running. I have tried many, many running shoes. I have never loved a running shoe more than my Brooks Ghost 13 running shoe.

Review of the Brooks Ghost 13 Running Shoe

So about three years ago I bought the Brooks Ghost 13. I actually did not know that Ghost was the name. I loved these running shoes. I mean loved them. They were like running on clouds. So comfortable. We did a tour of the Pacific Northwest and I left these babies in the hotel room in Portland. I was so distraught. I called housekeeping and ended up sending them a prepaid label to ship them to me!

Yes, the Brooks Ghost 13 is that comfortable and so worth it. The problem is that I did not know the model was called Ghost and found myself trying other models (not as good). Then this year, I saw my shoes online, and I am sharing them with you today. They are bouncy, sooo comfortable and so great for running. I chose the pale grey color (see photo) which matches everything so a huge bonus. So enjoy. Here is the link where you can buy a pair of your own.