Wild for leeks

Posted on May 9, 2009

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Ramps, wild leeks – call ’em what you like, they’re good for what ails you.  I’m not usually good at finding them, but this year I’ve been lucky.  As a bonus, I found wintergreen nearby.  (If you’re going to eat wild leeks, it’s good to have wintergreen to chew . . . )

Patch of Wild Leeks

Patch of Wild Leeks

Wintergreen

Wintergreen

 

Grubby paws with spring tonic: Wintergreen and wild leeks

Grubby paws with spring tonic: Wintergreen and wild leeks

Digging leeks is a messy business, but worth it. Kathy Drue has been at it up in the U.P., too, and she included a recipe for Wild Leek Soup on her blog.