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Wild Ramp & Potato Soup

While hunting we enjoy taking advantage of seasonable edibles and turning them into some delicious home dishes that often accompany freshly harvested wild game.

If you have a secret spot to harvest your wild ramps, come across them while spring turkey hunting or have them gifted to you from a fellow forager there are a wealth of great recipes for you to look up and try… Here’s one of them.

In about 40-45 minutes you’ll have 2 dinner size portions or 4 started size portions to accompany your spring turkey dinner.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of wild ramps, including the leaves/chopped
  • 2 cups of your choice of potatoes, diced
  • 2 1/2 cups of chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup of heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons of flour, all-purpose
  • 4 or 5 slices of bacon
  • Salt/Pepper to taste
  • Chili Peppers, if you like a little heat!

Let’s make some soup!

  1. Gather your ingredients

When storing fresh ramps we suggest cleaning them immediately, drying them and sealing them in a Ziploc or air-tight freezer back and placing in the vegetable drawer of your refrigerator.  If you are not using them within 2-3 days you can freeze them for use at a later date.

2. In a Medium or Large Skillet crisp bacon and set aside.  Add chopped ramps and potatoes to bacon grease and cook on medium heat until the ramps are tender.

3. Once the ramps are tender mix in your flour and slowly add in your Chicken Broth and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat again and simmer until the potatoes are cooked through.

4.  Once your potatoes are cooked through add in your heavy cream, salt/pepper or additional spices to taste.  Be careful to avoid boiling your cream during this step.

5. Serve your soup hot topped with your crisped bacon or store in the fridge and serve cold at a alter time.

Most importantly… ENJOY!

A Week on the Bruce!

Reflecting on a week spent up in the Bruce full of friends/family, food, the great outdoors, tales of glory (or lack there of) and the occasional deer of course.


 

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Ready to hit the road, one day we’ll trade that ol’ Coleman in for a Yeti!
Loaded down for a long morning sit
Loaded down for a long morning sit
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A familiar sight, glad to back in the bush!
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Feels like home in the stand after a year away.
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A view from one of my favourite sits all week. This ridge was a great look out and we had some surprise visitors as well.
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Well hello there!
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Lest We Forget!
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Breakfast of champions.
Reflecting with a slight breeze blowing towards me, luck is on our side today.
Reflecting with a slight breeze blowing towards me, luck is on our side today.
Another Day, Another Stand.
Another Day, Another Stand.
Trekking out of the bush listening to the stories of yesteryear.
Trekking out of the bush listening to the stories of yesteryear.
Blaze Orange 'Get Out & Go Hunting' toque, a must for the serious deer hunter! ;)
Blaze Orange ‘Get Out & Go Hunting’ toque, a must for the serious deer hunter! 😉
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Camera is always packed, 99% of photos posted are from iPhone. Hmm…
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#meateaters
Bear country, they sure love their Beach trees.
Bear country; they sure love their Beech trees.
The view is worth it, every time.
The view is worth it, every time.
Fortunate enough to get some meat in the freezer this past fall.
Fortunate enough to get some meat in the freezer this past fall.
Last time up in the the stand until next season.
Last time up in the the stand until next season.
Packing out!
Packing out!
Mr Clean...
Mr Clean…
Cleaning, packing up and then we're off.
Cleaning, packing up and then we’re off.
Another deer season on the Bruce in the books.
Another deer season on the Bruce in the books.