Flavors of spring

I meant to share with you pictures of my new favorite spring fare, that I got just before I set off for New York and wish I’d had more days to gorge on them: ramps and purple asparagus.

Ramps are a kind of wild onion with an extremely limited season.

And the purple variety of asparagus turns dark green when you cook it (unless you use something to stop that, but I find doing so changes the flavor).  It has a more intense flavor than the usual green kind, and yes, we conducted a taste test to see if we could tell the difference.  Grilled, it’s incredible. With the ramps.

How long do I have to wait til spring??

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  1. KarenB on May 8, 2017 at 7:26 am

    I saw a recipe for ramp risotto which is going to have to be extensively taste tested! Those ramps that don’t end up there will get grilled with the fish by my husband.

  2. janet on May 8, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    You poor thing, having to do all that testing!! 🙂


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