All posts tagged “ramps

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Another unexpected find

After walking The Partners yesterday evening, I thought I’d take out the garbage and the recycling as pick-up is this morning. As I pulled out the garbage bin, I notice something unusual tucked in the corner by the fence…. Sorry for the picture quality. It… Read More

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Finding Dinner

  It was in-between-times in the forest this morning. Morels are about done. Ramps are about done. Oysters haven’t started in earnest. Still I can’t complain. There were a few oysters, and they were nice and fresh, and a few ramps, enough to assure a… Read More

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Domesticated Ramps

I hobbled out this morning to the forested bit we have in the back of our yard to see if my ramps survived. For those who are unfamiliar with ramps, they are Allium tricoccum. Ramps are a species of wild onion, sometimes called wild leeks.… Read More

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Walk in the Forest

Today I met up with my friends Robin and Jamie for a walk in the woods looking for oyster mushrooms. Oysters almost always fruit right around this time, but this year with the long drawn-out winter, some things are late. We found a couple trees… Read More

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Ramps are up

There is a little forest I know that is being surrounded by housing development, in an area that is currently sprawling. This forest contains, among other things, a significant amount of ramps (or wild leeks or Allium tricoccum if you want to get fancy). A… Read More

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A garden surprise

Last year at this time, I picked a bag of ramps from a lovely forest, a forest that is being edged out of existence by housing developments. There are a lot of ramps in there, but for how long, who knows. Instead of eating all… Read More

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Look what I found… These are Allium tricoccum, also known as ramps or wild leeks. They’re a perenniel wild onion with a garlic-like smell and quite a strong flavour. The ones in the photo have a lot of soil still around most of the bulbs… Read More