Ramps

Is it a blog? Is it a recipe? It's Mike playing outside!

It is officially ramp season in Pittsburgh! Yum!

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You can cut them. It’s very easy, it’s cleaner, and it’s more sustainable, since the root structure stays there to grow the next year.

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You can dig them up. It’s more work, since they are quite deep, maybe 4-5”, but then you get the delicious, spicy bulb. Also, finding the bulb helps identify that it’s an onion, and not something else, like a lily.

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I suggest a mix of both.

They smell strongly of onion. It’s hard to misidentify them, after you’ve smelled them once. It’s a good idea to go with someone experienced the first time you head out foraging for them.

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Mike enjoys going out into the woods. Leigh Ann enjoy’s eating ramps, ideally in risotto.