I had been reading the blogs of No Problem, Yarwood and Matilda Rose, who have come across swathes of wild garlic on their travels, reminding me that it was the season for it. I have been keeping my eyes open and while I have not yet found 'true' wild garlic (also known as Ramsons) because apparently Cambridge soil is too dry, I have come across a lot of allium triquetrum - Three Cornered Garlic or wild leek. A garden escapee, it's not quite as strong and sweeter than Ramsons, so I've read.
Last night I picked a bunch in the grounds of Jesus college and made a soup with it, using the same recipe as the spinach and gorgonzola soup I made recently, substituting spinach for the wild leek. I added the greens too early, so they weren't as flavoursome as they could have been - I read subsequently that they keep their flavour better if you add them right at the end! Instead of gorgonzola I used a tasty Roquefort this time, which worked well.
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