Walking along a bubbling brook yesterday, I stumbled upon a lovely patch of ramps. Also known as wild leeks, ramps are native to the Appalachian mountain region in North America.
The perennial is found in deciduous forests in the spring. The bulb has a lovely onion-garlic taste and is delicious raw, or lightly sautéed. Ramps can also be used in recipes which call for leeks, or as a substitute for onion. We love them in Ramps and Potato soup. Continue Reading