Early spring means wild onions, ramps, popping up in the woods. What to make with ramps? Sauces, pesto, salad dressing, salads, and ramp butter. They taste like garlic with a bit of sweet onion. Enjoy the poem and some ramps if they grow in your region. Remember to harvest only the leaves and only one leaf in a clump of 2-3 leaves.
Basketful of Ramps
Trees puckered and pushing hard to birth new leaves.
Sword-like Ramps lead the relay
piercing leaf leather into verdant fans.
First fresh tonic
alongside delicate Hepatica flowers.
As you fill with garlic-sweet forage
feel your winter-blood
thinning in the uninterrupted sunshine.
A basketful of ramps
to become part of spring radiance.