It sure does look like MaryAnn has hunted down, captured and claimed some Michigan Morel Mushrooms also known as mmm, mmm good! Make sure you stop out and see us at the Fulton Street Farmer’s Market this Friday and Saturday (on Fulton at the corner of Fuller.) Saturday we’ll be there from 8am-2pm sometimes longer if it’s busier.
Ramps, to me, taste like a cross between a green onion and garlic. They are in season for such a short period of time it is best to buy them all up when you see them because within weeks they will be gone. I like to stir fry mine in a little extra virgin coconut oil…really the only oil I cook with because it’s just so good for you. Salt, pepper and whatever yummy veggies or mushrooms you’d like to toss with it!
So in the Spring a few years ago a woman opened her shade and saw this growing out of the wood in the windowsill. She couldn’t believe her eyes, it even scared her a bit. So she put on a mask and some gloves and proceeded to break off the mushroom and dispose of it properly and clean everything else up with bleach! There was mushroom dust all over the windowsill as you can see. So what is it?
Guess What!? We will be at the Fulton Street Farmers Market(click the link for directions from your house) THIS weekend! Save the date, Saturday April 16th! We will have CSA shares for sale. CSA shares are “Community Supported Agriculture” you front the farmer some money to help him grow what you like to eat…fresh, local, nutritious, real food. Each week or whatever your agreement you come to the market or wherever the farmer indicates and you pick up a pre-specified amount of fresh, locally grown food items. You know the guy directly who is growing your food. That makes me feel safe.
Mary Ann and her “shroom krew” have been out foraging far and wide for local samples of gourmet fare that may seem quite exotic to you. She’ll have plenty of examples of the foraging stash she hunted down. RAMPS ARE BACK!!!! That garlicky onion you love to love. They are foraging every day now so stop by the market on Saturday and inquire about joining Mary Ann on a foraging expedition and learn about when the is starting~
MaryAnn from The Urban Mushroom will be at the Downtown Market Grand Rapids till 2 or 3 getting you signed up for a Mushroom CSA. What that means is you can save BIG bucks and get a mushroom basket every single week with your punch card throughout the spring and summer. Ask her about it! You can still buy fresh mushrooms at the Fulton Street Farmers Market today from 10am-1pm. See ya!
I like to grill all the veggies on a hot electric grill in some extra virgin coconut oil. I do not grill the spinach or chard leaves I just cut them in strips and add them at the end, after cooking, when they are in a serving bowl.
A little salt and pepper is really all you need for seasoning. The home made chicken broth compliments the flavor of the various winter root vegetables, mushroom and other various veggies. If you wish to add 3.5-4 ounces of meat or chicken you may do so. Sometimes I do sometimes I do not. It’s all up to you. Check out Kim’s demo video~