Simple garden techniques described in details so anyone can easily follow through on their end while sharing ideas and pictures on how the garden is progressing through out the year.
I have never heard of ramps! What do they taste like? Do you just eat the bulbs or leaves too? That looks interesting. I have used balsamic vinegar but what is balsamic reduction? Nancy
Ramps are also called "wild leeks" or "wild garlic". I think of the taste as a combination of shallot/garlic/onion/leek type. It's great cooked but can be eaten raw, and yes, I use all greens stalk and bulb. Balsamic reduction is taking really good balsamic vinegar and slowly reducing it over low heat until syrupy consistence. In tonight's dish I sautéed ramps and added couple of tablespoons of balsamic vinegar and had it reduce into thick sauce.
At first I was curious about ramps but after you said wild garlic/leeks... it was 'aha'. :) I went out collecting them from the park in Ann Arbor last season. I would love to do more foraging/learning to safely forage.
Well if you're still heading to Denver area then foraging will be easy to do! Morels, porcini, chanterelles and many other edibles are growing there.
I've never had ramps. What do they taste like?
Oops! Sorry didn't seen your response to previous comment before I sent mine in. Sounds interesting. I know my daughter gathers them in NH.
they're very good to eat both cooked and in salads. I planted few around the back and hope they'll grow next year.