It’s ramp time of year again here in the Appalachians.
Ramps appear first in their southern range in late March. The season finally ends in the far north in early-to-mid May.
The folk medicine reputation which holds both Ramps and Wild Leeks to be powerful healers turns out to be well deserved. They are high in Vitamins C and A, and full of healthful minerals and have the same cholesterol-reducing compounds found in garlic and other members of this family.
My good neighbors know where to forage for wild ramps and very generously shared some with us. We made to ramp and potato soup and savory ramp scones enjoyed them for dinner last night with a cup of strong, black Irish Breakfast tea. What tea would you drink with this meal?
The recipes are posted in the Recipe section.