Lena Rocks

Ramps

by on Apr.10, 2014, under Nature, Slideshow blog

There is this delicacy in the woods here that they call ramps… little onions that have a very strong taste and can be found by creeks and streams. I just googled it and they are also called spring onions…

Last year we went into the woods with some friends and picked them – though strong they were lovely… so I decided to go out by myself to see if I could find any for us to have for dinner tonight.

Went way up into the woods and started looking… until I with a chuckle realized that I had no idea what I was looking for… only having picked them once and not being smart enough to even look it up before I headed out… I really had no idea what they looked like…

I dug up a few things but none of them seemed like anything I would want to eat. So…

I put out a silent call that any ramps that were ready to be picked identify themselves to me since I was actually unprepared to go there with the information that I obviously needed – like a photo…

Then I started smelling something… and looked down right by my feet to this little very green thing that was just calling out… and I started digging (with my hands – here they do it with sticks). It was a ramp… and then found another and then another… but only taking a couple from each patch…

This is what we are adding to our dinner tonight – gotta love spending time in well gifted places… I honestly believe that is the way it’s supposed to be… when we are out connecting…

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Lena


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