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October Frenzy

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.

Susan prepares an Italian luncheon for the promise tree.

Digging in!

Digging in!

Italian Lunch 2014 - annieho-2

Italian Soup

Dolche

Dolche

Nance takes a day trip...

Nance takes a day trip…

....to Chester, where they seem to be doin' up Halloween!

….to Chester, where they seem to be doin’ up Halloween!

Strange gathering!

Strange gathering!

Civic Beautification Awards were given out.

Civic Beautification Awards were given out.

Jann awards a prize.

Jann awards a prize.

Sue and Nancy do the honors!

Sue and Nancy do the honors!

Bandstand clean up day

Bandstand clean up day

Is Nance riding that thing?

Is Nance riding that thing?

Looks like rain....

Looks like rain….

The big haul.

The big haul.

Oh, and Halloween happened!

Oh, and Halloween happened!

 

Get Yer Ramps Here!

Ramps, or Wild Leeks

What the heck are Ramps?

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).┬áThe 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.

The Huffington Post has several recipe suggestions. Check them out!