Awesome! This season is so short and I seemed to have remembered seeing the stem part at farmers markets but I think I was confusing it with garlic scapes. The leaves are so very tasty. They taste both garlicky and oniony. They are actually a relative of the leek and signify that Spring has arrived! I’m going to chop them up and put some in my baby kale salad tonight that we’re having with a broiled skirt steak. I’ll throw the rest in some scrambled eggs in the morning. He said many people make pesto with the leaves as well. That would be darn good but I don’t have enough to do that.
Tom said I could use the leaves and part of the stem and then plant the roots back in the ground to come up next year! I did just that!
Funny, in a little research, I learned that ramps are a part of the Allium family, and I just planted some of those beautiful tall purple spherical flowers last Fall and they are just coming up. So I planted these ramps nearby. After all, you’ve got to keep the family together, right?