An 80’s sweater drives the plan for Farmer’s MarketPosted: April 24, 2017
It’s been grey, than sunny, cool then warm…layers were the call for the day.
To counteract the dreary weather, the plan started with a POP of color from a vintage I.MAGNIN aqua cashmere sweater.
The pickings at the 79th Street Greenmarket were either left overs from autumn (apples) or early Spring offerings. dievca picked up a Foodie’s Favorite:
she had never heard of the coveted Spring Onion, but she can tell you that the smell and taste of them is divine. Something dievca will be sharing with Master, asap.
A little about Ramps from http://www.wildwestvirginiaramps.com:
Allium tricoccum (commonly known as ramps or wild leeks) is an early spring vegetable, a perennial wild onion with a strong garlic-like odor and a pronounced onion flavor. Wild Ramps are found across eastern North America, from the U.S. state of South Carolina to Canada. They are popular in the cuisines of the rural uplands of the American South, and also in the Canadian province of Quebec.
Both the white lower leaf stalks and the broad green leaves are edible.
In Canada, ramps are considered rare delicacies. Since the growth of Wild Ramps is not as widespread as in Appalachia and because of destructive human practices, ramps are a threatened species in Quebec. Allium tricoccum is a protected species under Quebec legislation. A person may have Wild Ramps in his or her possession outside the plant’s natural environment, or may harvest it for the purposes of personal consumption in an annual quantity not exceeding 200 grams of any of its parts or a maximum of 50 bulbs or 50 plants, provided those activities do not take place in a park within the meaning of the National Parks Act.