Ramps and Rhubarb! Yes, we are up to our knees in both! We fired up the stove at #5 this week stocking up our larder and freezer using these delectable spring delicacies. You can’t go wrong with rhubarb muffins or rhubarb coffee cake. A must in our house is making the annual batch of rhubarb ketchup. Ramps aka […]
Ramp And Buttermilk Biscuits
Ramps (aka wild leeks) are found only in the spring. If you are the lucky person who has learned how to forage and know where to locate them….all I can say is “I’m really jealous”. For the rest of us, they are available at local Farmers’ Markets. A delicious, two-thumbs up savoury biscuit that would […]
Spaghetti With Ramps
Years ago I read an article about ramps in Gourmet Magazine. I was really curious, what the heck are they? Turns out they are hunted & gathered in the spring and are also known as wild leeks. A good friend, who is a chef, used her connections & got us some. Still don’t know the secret places they are found though! […]
Rhubarb Parfaits With Gingersnap Crumble
An utterly delicious layering of flavours….love it! Adjust the sugar to your taste and the tartness of the rhubarb. Makes 4 Servings 3 cups chopped fresh rhubarb 1/3 cup granulated sugar + 2 Tbsp. 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter ¾ cup crushed gingersnaps (try to find all natural ones) ½ cup whipping cream ½ cup mascarpone […]
It’s Spring Again!
Almost every day I go out with anticipation, to check the garden to see what plants have reappeared or have new buds on them! The rhubarb has sent up its shoots and what’s not to like about rhubarb pie or a crisp? There are always chores to be done; plants that need to be moved to a new spot because they […]
Spring – What’s In Season??
Early To Late Spring: A bevy of wonderful, fresh, local delicacies are coming into season. Once tasted, never forgotten! June brings juicy, jewel red strawberries with cream; just thinking about them makes my mouth water. Halibut comes into season in April. I love this fish, especially when marinated and barbecued. In May come the spot […]
Spring Then and Now
“Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May/and summer’s lease hath all to short a date.” -Shakespeare, sonnet 18. Spring meant lots of things when I was a little girl. Easter school holidays (hey, it was the 1950’s), were high on my list as I was not too keen on going to school! Then there was […]