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Fall in Love With Ramps

They're cropping up everywhere, and no, I'm not talking about the mushrooms on my lawn. I keep seeing them on menus in chichi restaurants, in recipe guides for gardeners who want to think outside th…

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Foraging Goes Virtual

If you are trying to Eat Local, why not try to eat uber local! Foraging for wild foods is perhaps the most local anyone can eat. Need a little foraging guidance? Unless you regularly inspect every noo…

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4 Ways to Bring Nature Into Your Life

Did you miss out on this yearís Earth Day festivities? Well, donít worry, itís not too late to celebrate. Springtime is an excellent time to reacquaint yourself with your natural roots. After months o…

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I Like Weeds: Ramps

While not technically a weed, the ramp is a wild onion (or leek, depending on who you are talking to) that grows in somewhat marshy, shaded forests in many of the northern and eastern reaches of the c…

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Easy Pickled Ramps

We took our almost three-year-old son ramp foraging with us last week. He brought a trowel and a dump truck. But don't worry, we confined his excavation to a patch of dirt that did not contain any ram…

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Wild Food Alert: Ramping up for Spring

Just last week I was out enjoying an early spring walk in the woods with my family. Now early spring is marked in the North East, not by a carpet of polychromatic flowers, but by the receding of the p…

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Farm to Table: Ramps and Wild Leeks

OK, so technically ramps (also called wild leeks, depending on where you live) aren't exactly farm to table, but I don't have a series of posts called Forest to Table, and I can't not write about ramp…

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Roasted Wild Leek Tart

Here in the northeast we have the pleasure of foraging for ramps in the woods, or as in my case, in the greenmarket. These sweet little wild leeks are such a spring treat, a cross between garlic and a…

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