As the sun begins to warm up, and May is just around the corner, this can mean only one thing! To most it means summer, sun bathing, beach going and lawn mowing. To me, it means Ramps! A ramp, by definition is a wild onion that grows in cool spring climates. If your springtime means drizzly rain, warm days and wet ground. You are likely to be able to find ramps in the woods in your area. If your spring means increasingly hot days, tank tops and dry weather, sorry you may have to go to your gourmet grocer to find this treat! If you are unable to obtain ramps, this particular recipe can be made with green onions. Sadly.
If you are fortunate enough to live in an area where ramps grow wild (they can also be called wild leeks), they are simple to harvest. Take a walk in the woods and look for lush patches of wide green leaves. They resemble mini corn stalks. Like this: