It’s Ramp Season!

It’s ramp season in the Midwest. When native wildflowers like the Yellow Trout lily begin to bloom you will also find the leafy green stalks of wild ramps emerging. Fresh, green, garlicky,oniony ramps can be used in any recipe where you would use green onions. The ladies of my household gathered some to make a simple cheese spread for crackers. We used cream cheese- goat cheese would have been better. We added chopped ramps and minced a clove of garlic. I would have added flat leafed parsley but didn’t have any. It’s even better the next day. Simple. Flexible. Beautiful food from your backyard.