Leak or Leek?
I'm having an argument with my
brother. He thinks he knows everything in the whole
world. His name is Seth by the way. My name is
Sidney. I told him I was going to help mom make leek soup
for supper and he thought I was kidding.
"You can't make leak soup. There is no such
thing," he quickly spouted off.
I went on to try to explain to him that
indeed I was going to make leek soup.
"A leak is something in a garden hose, a
water pipe, or even in a basketball," Seth explained to
"Let me explain something to you," I piped up.
"You're confusing one leak with another." I went on to
explain homophones to Seth. Homophones are words with the same pronunciation but with different
meanings and usually different spellings.
"So tell me all about leeks, and how you
make leek soup," he inquired of me.
Seth followed me into the kitchen.
He watched mom and I wash the green tops and firm white bulbs of
the vegetable. We cut off the fresh green tops and chopped
the bulbs into small
pieces. Leeks are delicious baked, broiled, or sliced raw
into a salad. Today mom and I put them into a big pot with
garlic, butter, chicken broth, milk, and chives. We're
making leek soup, and maybe I'll even share some with my
know-it-all brother, Seth.