Well, We Didn’t Burn The Farmhouse Down


Really! Though it was an option for awhile because even though we cooked them in the cellar porch, we could smell them in the house for days……

But–they looked beautiful (tempting!!) and they WERE good!!!! The correct answer was: 2) Me, Mary, and cousin Georgia ate the ramps. My cousin who brought us the ramps didn’t eat any (suspicious, don’t you think? LOL). And there weren’t any left over for the dog!

The winner out of those who chose #2 as the correct answer is Danica! Click the Contact button above to send me your address and your pick from my contemporary backlist!:yes:


  1. ruby55 says:

    They do look beautifully tempting. So what if they smell. I’d have eaten them too. In fact, I’m going to see if my sister can find any in the woods on her farm. Now certain members of her family may refuse to eat them but I know she would be game to try them too. As I already mentioned, I like leeks and I like garlic = I should like ramps.

    :thumbsup:Congratulations to Georgia and you for being so game as to try them and to Danica for winning the draw. I was sure the one man involved would be macho enough to try them. Who ever said that women were the weaker, less adventurous sex!!! :loser:

    One thing I know is that I couldn’t cook them here. What a fight there would be between that odor and the one of perm solutions! :yuck: I’d definitely be the :loser: in that especially with no ventillation.

    P.S. Still trying to figure out a way to come to Toronto to see you.

  2. ruby55 says:

    Hey, you didn’t list when school begins again. Not an important date?

  3. Suzanne says:

    LOL, yes, that is a VERY important date. I don’t know what it is yet, though!

  4. catslady says:

    Shame on your cousin for being such a wimp. congrats to Danica.

  5. Carol says:

    Congrats, Danica! I knew you would try them, Suzanne! :yes:

  6. Danica says:

    Thanks Suzanne! So were they good?

  7. Jill says:

    Your cousin Georgia is adorable.

  8. Melissa says:

    Congrats Danica! :thumbsup:

    Can’t believe you didn’t save any for the dog. 😆 Or the cats. Did the cats smell them and run like hell? :rotfl:

  9. Cousin Sheryl says:

    Well, I guess I am the family expert on ramps here on the farm. I can’t believe that Mary and Suzanne used rubber gloves to clean the ramps! They do not burn your hands. I am a veteran worker of several large ramp dinners. When I was a teenager, my church fixed 80 bushels…YES, I SAID 80 BUSHELS…of ramps every year to serve at a “RAMP FEED” for 600 people. We used this as a big fund raiser to build a social hall for our church. So, I have dug, cleaned and cooked ramps in about every way possible. I was born and raised around ramps. But, guess what? I DON’T EAT THEM EITHER!!!! My husband, Mark was smart to not eat them if he wanted to sleep with me! Seriously, Mark and I have always been a little picky about what kind of vegetables we eat. Mark still won’t eat broccoli. However, my biggest fault with food is IF IT DOESN’T SMELL GOOD, I cannot eat/drink it. (I feel the same way about beer. How can people drink something that smells that bad?!?!)
    But RAMPS are an Appalachian phenomenon. Some people can smell them on their breath/body for days and other people cannot. I guess it just depends on your body chemistry. Ramps are very nutritious and most folks eat them as a “spring tonic.”
    If you go to dig your own, here is a hint. They like cooler, wooded hillsides at elevations around 800 to 1800 feet. They are an early spring plant. Also, don’t ever dig up a whole patch or there will not be any to spread for the next year. They reproduce like daffodils and other bulb-type plants.
    Well, I am proud of Cousin Suzanne and Mary for trying them. They really liked them.
    Stay tuned for more exciting adventures here “in the country.” You just never know what we will get into next.