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    Post #1 - April 12th, 2011, 12:13 pm
    Post #1 - April 12th, 2011, 12:13 pm Post #1 - April 12th, 2011, 12:13 pm
    The woods were lousy with them in SW Michigan last week -- just coming up so the greens are tender. Pizza with ramps, spring potatoes and mushrooms, ramps pickled Momofuku style were nice.
  • Post #2 - April 16th, 2011, 4:17 pm
    Post #2 - April 16th, 2011, 4:17 pm Post #2 - April 16th, 2011, 4:17 pm
    Local woods have them now....my wonderful, fabulous, generous neighbor just gifted me a huge handful!
    "The only thing I have to eat is Yoo-hoo and Cocoa puffs so if you want anything else, you have to bring it with you."
  • Post #3 - April 19th, 2011, 11:44 am
    Post #3 - April 19th, 2011, 11:44 am Post #3 - April 19th, 2011, 11:44 am
    My first post here...been lurking for a while.
    Just got a huge haul of ramps...spotted a good patch of the side of the road up around Libertyville.
    Do you guys uproot them or just cut of the leaves?

    Would love to have that Momofuku recipe.... :)
  • Post #4 - April 19th, 2011, 6:36 pm
    Post #4 - April 19th, 2011, 6:36 pm Post #4 - April 19th, 2011, 6:36 pm
    Momofuku vinegar pickles, per 2 lb ramps (trim to 1" of greens if greens are large and wide)
    1 cup hot water
    1/2 cup rice vinegar
    6 Tbs sugar
    2 1/2 tsp kosher salt
    Bring to boil, cover ramps, refrigerate
    Optional: add 1 tsp shichimi togarashi, 1 tsp kochukaru, 1 Tbs whole white peppercorns to brine

    It says that if you plan to keep for more than a month, pickle the greens separately and eat them first -- they won't stay as crisp.

    I expect a pint on my doorstop for providing this info :twisted:

    Seriously, pick up the Momofuku cookbook for the pickles, sauces and basic preps. If there's a Borders closing near you, they may still have one (Randhurst did a month ago, it's long gone, tomorrow (4/20/11) is their last day and they're quite cleaned out).
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #5 - April 20th, 2011, 9:02 am
    Post #5 - April 20th, 2011, 9:02 am Post #5 - April 20th, 2011, 9:02 am
    Ramps may be in danger of being overharvested:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/20/dinin ... l?_r=1&hpw
  • Post #6 - April 21st, 2011, 8:17 pm
    Post #6 - April 21st, 2011, 8:17 pm Post #6 - April 21st, 2011, 8:17 pm
    chirs wrote:My first post here...been lurking for a while.
    Just got a huge haul of ramps...spotted a good patch of the side of the road up around Libertyville.
    Do you guys uproot them or just cut of the leaves?

    Would love to have that Momofuku recipe.... :)


    Uproot them, I use the bulbs and the leaves. And I leave some in the ground for next year. :-)
    "The only thing I have to eat is Yoo-hoo and Cocoa puffs so if you want anything else, you have to bring it with you."
  • Post #7 - April 22nd, 2017, 10:01 am
    Post #7 - April 22nd, 2017, 10:01 am Post #7 - April 22nd, 2017, 10:01 am
    Reports for 2017 please!

    Anyone spotted them at the farmers' markets and/or I think I recall in past years someone mentioning them at asian markets/grocers.--TIA
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

    Horto In Urbs- Falling in love with Urban Vegetable Gardening
  • Post #8 - April 22nd, 2017, 2:31 pm
    Post #8 - April 22nd, 2017, 2:31 pm Post #8 - April 22nd, 2017, 2:31 pm
    pairs4life wrote:Reports for 2017 please!

    Anyone spotted them at the farmers' markets and/or I think I recall in past years someone mentioning them at asian markets/grocers.--TIA


    I saw ramps for sale by the bunch at Local Foods last week.

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