The Yearly Ramps Run

Today we made our annual day trip to the mountains to procure this year’s supply of ramps (ramson). When we travel we like to get an early start, often before daybreak, and travel a ways before stopping to get some breakfast. This is especially advantageous when it’s necessary to pass through a congested urban area … More The Yearly Ramps Run

Ramps, Mango, Hatch Chiles & Curried Tofu With Brown Rice

This may sound like a strange combination of ingredients but they really worked well together. I had bought several mangos and found them disappointingly sour, stringy and not very tasty. I thought cooking might sweeten them up a little bit. Also, I like the way sweet and savory sometimes compliment each other, at least to … More Ramps, Mango, Hatch Chiles & Curried Tofu With Brown Rice

Last Of The Ramps

Other than a few of the best looking specimens, the rest of this years supply of ramps have been preserved, either by freezing or drying, and put away, committed for use in the distant future. The green leaves were dehydrated and ground into a powder in a coffee grinder which is devoted to herbs and spices … More Last Of The Ramps