Wild NC Mountain Ramps

Picture 9Today… this week in fact, has been so busy and crazy at work. Just when I’m at my breaking point- “The Sons of Ralph” stop by the TV show.

If Ralph Lewis and his boys can’t make your heart smile and shed some stress… you’re in trouble!  

MUCH to my surprise- I found out they watch this vlog!!! …that MADE MY DAY. Then they said, “kimberly we brought you a present….” as he pulled a baggie out from his jacket. Can I just tell you that when a musician from the mountains hands you a baggie, your mind could take that to another place. However, the only stinky thing in this bag was a “mess of” (southern measurement) Wild Ramps from their North Carolina Home. Now we all discussed what a ramp was closest too… and well, it’s a wild leek.

I was so happy… not since being a child in Mississippi, when Mr. Heyworth would knock on my Grandmother’s door and say “Mz E-ver” (that’s Miss Eva) got some watermelons out of the garden for your grand kids” Yeh, I was that happy… over what some would call a weed… (don;t go there again).

Ralph and his boys are such a blending of times. Ralph, a legendary banjo player who hung and played with Earl Scruggs and Lester Flatt and Bill Monroe. His sons, a new generation of that earthy, American music that speaks to ALL.

I know what I fixed was not TRADITIONAL… in fact, they suggested cooking the Ramps up in “Hog Fat” adding potatoes and eggs. YUM!!! I want Breakfast at the Lewis house.




About kimberly kelly

I have been in media my whole life, a decade of Morning Radio Shows & a decade of Hosting Television Shows both cable & affiliate. Food is a passion & after sharing this BLOG with viewers... it kinda' grew a life of it's own. Nothing fancy t's just me - sharing what generation(s) in my family & friends & those in travels along the way shared. Food is an expression of ones self and a humble offering to loved ones. One of the best expressions of love. You get "One Trip"... skimp on the material things in life, food is your lifeline though -never skimp on your food! Food can be a positive affect on your health, but also the power to make one feel love. I hope I can show you some of both. Growing & cooking outdoors, is a reminder where our food should come... the ground & not just a shelf.
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7 Responses to Wild NC Mountain Ramps

  1. shandi says:

    OH how I wish I had a organic business local, we have plenty of farmers just no organic produce…unless I take the voyage to Charleston. Summer is great because I can go straight to the local farm and get white corn, seedless watermelon, tomatoes,cantaloupes, plenty of good stuff. JUST no organic.:) you use do strawberry cake when strawberries come in on the video vlog!

    • kimb3825 says:

      I JUST thought of that the other day,,, I’ll have to make it.
      No organic in the stores either?
      Start asking them… sometime, they just need to hear from you, Ingles is GREAT for it around here, just as good as whole foods

      • shandi says:

        I have walmart…food lion…IGA…PIG…no ingles, no publix, no whole foods, fresh market…oh so sad. Wmart sells like 3 veg in organic, thats it

  2. ginni says:

    Thanks for enlightening me on what wild ramps are. Being from the midwest and all, I had never heard of ramps. I’m going to look for those when I get home to NC. When you said a musician and baggie, I was holding onto my hat. LOL!! Great video.

  3. Jo Ann Brewer says:

    Another great one Kimberly…this one is really neat! Love it!

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