When I opened up my computer this morning to send birthday greetings to my, today 15 year old grandaughter, up popped a message from google to say 1st March is St David's day. I read that St David is the patron saint of Wales. As the leek is the national symbol of Wales, and in season right now, I decided to make leek pies and take them to her birthday party.
Nels is an athlete, a rower, a runner, an eater of healthy food. Her favourite meals are spanakorizo (stewed spinach and rice) and fak-es (lentils) so I decided she would be just as happy to have me bring her a leek pie as another child would be to receive a chocolate cake on her birthday.
Kronia polla Nels
In the Orthodox church Agios David (Δαυιδ) is a 'blessed' and not a saint and has his fiesta on 1 November or 16 December. Two different saintly souls from two different religions.
Enough about religion. I made the leek pies and like them better than spinach pies.