Ramps: The Fun of Foraging for Your Own Food

Have you ever foraged for your own food? I’ve long had dreams of hunting for truffles deep in the forests of Provence. However, I didn't foresee that happening in the near future, so I decided to settle for a more local option and went on a “ramp-age” here in northern Westchester.   In case you were wondering what ramps are, they’re wild onions that have one or two flat, broad leaves and a white, elongated bulb. According to, “Ramps look like scallions, but they're smaller and slightly more delicate. They taste stronger than a leek, which generally has a mild onion flavor, and are more pungently garlicky than a scallion.” My friend Roberta had been anxiously awaiting ramp season all winter long, and started searching for them at a local park at the start of … Read more


Cauliflower Pizza

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Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

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Cheddar Crackers

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