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June 14, 2014

Pickling ramps one way to preserve the flavors of spring

Each season has a flavor and feel all its own. In the Midwest, sometimes those seasonal flavors can be hazy with long winters or springs seeming to last five minutes before the summer sun descends for months. That is why seasonal foods work like calendars as well as any wall hanging chart with dates and pictures of cute kittens in oversized boots. Think of the ramp as spring’s version of a moving holiday, celebrated like a holiday when its dates change from year to year.

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