Ok – The webmaster was out of town and out to lunch and not much happened on the website. For this, she asks forgiveness. Several of you sent pictures of what the club was doing in her absence and she is grateful to get them, even though it didn’t look like it!
To try to make up for that, check out this wirlwind tour of last month. Thanks to Anne H., Nance and Terry.
Susan prepares an Italian luncheon for the promise tree.
Nance takes a day trip…
….to Chester, where they seem to be doin’ up Halloween!
Everyone is talking about Ramps these days! They look a bit like scallions and only appear in the early spring. They also known as are also known as Wild Leeks (Allium tricoccum). The plant’s flavor, a combination of onions and strong garlic or “fried green onions with a dash of funky feet” in the words of food writer Jane Snow, is adaptable to numerous cooking styles. The mountain folk of Appalachia have long celebrated spring with the arrival of the ramp, believing it to have great power as a tonic to ward off many ailments of winter. There are many festivals in Appalachia in honor of this humble plant.
For those of you who want to try growing your own sprouts, here is a source for mung beans that Terri has provided. At $3.25 for 8 ounces, they are a bargain. Check out the Import Foodwebsite to order.