Lula will be foraging in the Red River Gorge this weekend for these lovely delicacies…a bit early but hey! we’ve got Global Warming!! Ramps are also called Wild Leek, Wild Garlic, and/or Ramson, and are a member of the onion family that sprouts in early spring in woodlands all over the world. Bulbs AND leaves can be used raw or cooked. To me, they are reminiscent of a blend of chive and garlic. Yummy!! So…you’ll be finding them all over fun menus where creative chefs dwell – and you won’t need to ask “what’s this?!?” – Lula has already educated you!! For more fun tips like this one, subscribe to my blog here .
Enjoy the Vidalia while you can…its harvesting seasons is short – but did you know that there are other types of sweet onions out there to enjoy? The sweet onion is defined by its low sulfur content and higher water content than pungent onions. Many consider the Vidalia king, but did you know the Bermuda onion is also a sweet onion? How about Walla Walla from Washington State, or the Texas 1015 (also known as the Million Dollar Baby as it took just over one million dollars to research and develop it). Others include Pecos, Sunbrero, Carzalia, and Sweetie Sweet, to name a few. SC Sweets are from my home state of South Carolina, grown in the peanut belt. When the sweet onions can be found, I make my Peach-Vidalia Relish. If you ask real nicely, Lula’s for Lunch…and More! Catering will stuff a chicken breast with Goat Cheese and drizzle a little relish on top (thank you Debby!) Please enjoy this picture of it placed atop a Dauphinois Crostini!