Tag Archives: ramps

Summer into autumn

Summer foraging is over, the pickles are made, tomatoes roasted and canned. Now all those berries I picked while it was too hot to cook have to go into pots for jam. This year was my first for  pickling – starting … Continue reading

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One pickle at a time

Because of the mild winter and untimely warm days before the equinox, ramps were up early in our region. Instead of the usual April 15 to early June; we started harvesting in early March. But my inner ramp calendar has … Continue reading

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Variations on a wild ramp

The season for ramps started early this year after the March warm up. While walking our yard to see what little flowering bulbs were up, I noticed that all the ramps I had planted in earlier years were already green. … Continue reading

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Crispy ramp and cracked pepper flatbread

Call it flatbread, roti (or chapati), Podpłomyk, piadini, manna or crisp bread. It’s really more like a cracker. Make it with rye flour and you get Finn bread or Wassa.  Cover it with sautéed onions and bacon before baking and … Continue reading

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Fried Ramps Redux

End of the season I’m working on a recipe for a ramp and cracked pepper flatbread. I planned to try a version with fried ramps compared to one with fresh whites and greens chopped finely and baked into the dough. … Continue reading

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Spinach and ramp pie

Byrek Me Spinaq – Albanian Spinach Pie Some of our most incredible travel and dining experiences have been with our friends Paul and Jane Athanas. With them we’ve eaten at great restaurants in Rome and the Amalfi coast, New York, … Continue reading

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Eat shoots and leaves

My nephew Tom DeSimone has been writing a blog about thinking deeply and living simply in Gardiner, NY. His most recent posting referred to a dinner of wild garlic mustard pesto and a side of hosta shoots. Hostas? I went … Continue reading

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