RAMP SEASON IS HERE! May is in full swing here and I am beyond excited about it. There is so much colour bursting forth and the smell from all the flowering trees and bushes almost brings tears to my eyes. May is quickly becoming my favourite month of the year right next to October. KK, back to why we are here. Ramps aka WILD GARLIC are in season. If you have never seen a ramp they resemble a green onion except the green part is more leafy and tender. The entire alium is edible (part of the onion family) and tastes like sweet mild garlic. They are absolutely glorious and are only in season right NOW.
I have been making ramp pesto recipes like it’s going out of style and can’t wait for you to try them. Pesto is one of my favourite ways to eat ramps because the pesto lasts for days helping to extend the life of them. I add more herbs to the mix with lots of lemon, walnuts and nutritional yeast. It is delicious, healthy and incredibly versatile.
Where does one find Ramps? Well, if you’re lucky you can forage your own but if you’re like me you will find them in your specialty grocery store or at your local market. I am currently feasting on everything that is in season; asparagus, rhubarb and ramps. My little terrace garden is planted and I am thoroughly enjoying watching the wee sprouts crest the soil. Yes, Spring is HERE!!!
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