Tag: Wild Leeks

Spring Mains

Braised Chicken with Ramps

Ramps are a rite of spring if you’re lucky enough to find them!  A simple braise with just a few  ingredients. For The Chicken: 1 (3 lb) chicken, cut into 8 pieces Salt & pepper 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter 2

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2 “R’s” of Spring

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

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Baking and Sweet Endings

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,

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Spring Pasta

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

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It’s Time To Ramp It Up!

They’re back! It’s the season again for ramps aka: wild leeks. For a time I thought they only grew wild in the eastern U.S. Surprise…they grow here! Like some strong cheeses, their “fragrance” is stronger than their taste. If you

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Spring Rice, Grains and Beans

Ramp & Sausage Risotto

Ramps (also known as wild leeks), can be found either in the wild, if you know where to look, or at the Farmer’s Market in the spring.  They are really, really tasty and something I hunt for in the spring!  Figuratively speaking

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Trimming and Cleaning Wild and Domestic Leeks

    To Clean Domestic Leeks: Trim root end, remove outside layer of leek, trim leek keeping only the white and light green parts.. Save the dark green parts for making stock. They can be frozen. Cut down the length of

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Spring Egg Dishes and Brunch

Ramp (Wild Leek) Tart

Ramps grow in the wild.  There are foragers that bring them to the Farmer’s Market or at times, the Wild Guy at Granville Island.   They have a slight garlic flavour to them & are delicious.  If you are unable to find some,

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