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Chicken with Sorrel and Ramps

May 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
Chicken with Sorrel and Ramps

Chicken with Sorrel and Ramps Serves 4 2 tbsp olive oil 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts Salt and pepper 1 bunch ramps, bulbs chopped, greens chopped and reserved 1 cup chicken stock 6 cups loosely packed sorrel, trimmed and washed 1.  Add olive oil to large skillet and heat. 2.  Add chicken breasts, sprinkle with […]

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Sorrel

May 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
Sorrel

Sorrel is a green herb that is often cultivated as a leafy green.  It can be used raw, mixed with other greens, to provide a tart, lemony flavor to a salad or dish. However, one of the classic ways to use sorrel is as an ingredient in sauces, because when added to liquid and heat, it […]

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CSA Box #1 – Ramps, Nettles, Sorrel, Spinach!

May 11, 2013 | By | Reply More
CSA Box #1 – Ramps, Nettles, Sorrel, Spinach!

Today was the first day of the CSA season!  It doesn’t really matter that the pickings are slim this time of year – all that matters is that there’s at least a little fresh produce, and some of the first greens of the summer.  It gives one hope that there really will be a growing […]

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Ramps

April 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
Ramps

Ramps were one of the finds that made our first CSA Produce season worthwhile. I had never heard of a ramp before I first started getting our produce box from Harmony Valley Farm. Now they have become a passion. They came in the very first box, and I looked at them with intrigue. On the […]

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Sauteed Ramp and Radish Potato Salad with Warm Mustard Dressing

April 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
Sauteed Ramp and Radish Potato Salad with Warm Mustard Dressing

(Serves 4) 4 large red potatoes 3 slices bacon, diced 1 bunch ramps – bulbs chopped, greens chopped and reserved 2 tablespoons stone ground mustard 1 cup chicken stock 1 bunch radishes, sliced 8 cherry tomatoes, halved Salt and PepperBoil potatoes until done.  Set aside to cool slightly.Saute diced bacon until crisp.  Add ramps, saute […]

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Ramps Have Arrived at the Farmers Market!

April 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Ramps Have Arrived at the Farmers Market!

Ramp season has hit the Dane County Farmers Market! And, thankfully, so has slightly warmer weather.  It was nearly 50 degrees at 6 AM, which felt a lot better than the 29 degrees of last week. Today’s haul included ramps (of course!), tomatoes, cucumbers, baby kale, and mixed spring greens. Related posts: The First Dane […]

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The First Dane County Farmers Market of the Season

April 20, 2013 | By | Reply More
The First Dane County Farmers Market of the Season

Finally, the Farmers Market opens for the season… and it was a perfect day for it – 29 degrees of freezing cold insanity.  Ok, so the weather wasn’t so perfect.  And there weren’t very many farmers.  But that’s ok, it was the FIRST farmers market of the season!  The haul included tomatoes, cucumbers, spinach and […]

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