Ramp it Up … Again!

I just finished making a few jars of ramp pesto. But we did it vegan this time. We also did a non-vegan dish of black rice noodles topped with lots of ramps and clams. Here’s a recipe. Recipe: 2 c of chopped ramps 2/3 c boiled cashews (bring to a boil and then turn off…

Dill Inspired Taters

I love herbed potatoes! Chives, rosemary, parsley or other mixes of several herbs. I usually keep it simple and cut up whatever potatoes we have into bite size pieces (scrubbed, but not peeled … get all those vitamins in the peels!) and then toss them with olive oil, salt, and pepper and throw them in…

Happy New Year!

That’s what it feels like when ramp season arrives … the year is finally beginning. Spring has finally sprung. I may still have on my insulated overalls, but the heavy jacket remains on the hook in the house. Ramps are painting the wooded hillside with the first green brush of the year and the birds…

Easy Chickpeasy Flatbread

This flat bread is so tasty and so easy to make. Here’s the basic recipe: Whisk together 1 cup of chick pea flour with 1 cup of water and let sit while you heat a 9″ skillet in a 425 degree oven. (The skillet should be well seasoned and lightly oiled.) When the pan is…

Just Roast It

For a simple dinner, we just pull out a cookie sheet and load it up with veggies and pop it in the oven and start roasting. We fill the pan with whatever is on hand, drizzle it with olive oil and sprinkle it with salt and pepper. I do line the pan with aluminum foil…

Plums in Abundance

We were blessed with a tree laden with plums this year. This is a first year that this tree has born fruit and it provided with wild abandon. I worry, when I prune, that I will prune too much and the tree will respond with a reticence to produce, but I’m learning this actually isn’t…