Spring Stalks!



Asparagus, ramps and rhubarb.     Their appearance heralds the beginning of spring cooking.

Out with mounds of snow, icy sidewalks and bone-tingling temperatures.    In with warmer days (and evenings), chirping birds and budding trees.

 From the thawing tundra, the first produce of spring is making an appearance, almost begging to be picked and turned into one of the first recipes of a new season.

To help you get on your culinary way, try one of my spring recipes listed below.    If you want a little more help (and a lot of fun!) join me at a spring cooking class.     

Want to know about more classes and events?   Sign up for my e-list mailings and be the first to get my class schedule.   Fun food updates are posted on my Facebook page!     Looking for a book on using foraged ingredients?   Try the  cookbook Wild Table !


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Spring Salad of Shaved Asparagus, Beets and Goat Cheese
Recipe and how-to video


Fresh Rhubarb and Strawberry Shortcake with
Homemade Strawberry Rhubarb Ice Cream

imagesRhubarb Upside Down Cake
Always delicious, get creative with your rhubarb placement to make this woven design!


Asparagus Gruyere Puff Pastry Tart
Use pre-made puff pastry to make this spring tart recipes in a snap!


Wild Halibut with Asparagus and Ramps
Fresh morels are also a great addition to this recipe!


Ramp, Asparagus and Wild Mushroom Crepes
The crepes can be made ahead and stuffed right before finishing.

strawberryrhubarbtart1Rhubarb and Strawberry Tart with Streusel Topping
Make one large 9-inch tart or several individual tartlets.   Serve with homemade rhubarb ice cream if you like….recipe is above!

Arugula walnut pesto tossed in pasta

Ramp Pesto
Freeze the pesto in ice cube trays to use year-round!
A fast and easy way to make a pasta dish.


Pickled Ramps
 Store in the refrigerator for up to a month, or can the pickled ramps for future use!  Great in salads and cocktails.


Read more about asparagus and ramps in my Edible Door article….plus a few more recipes!


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2 Responses to Spring Stalks!

  1. Mary hartman says:

    Hi Terri,
    I would love the ramp pesto recipe. Somehow it never came through on the recipe page.

    Do you ever share your ramp soup that your served at Kristofer’s? I tried to make some after having taste yours and mine was terrible.

    Hope you and Kris are enjoying your new life.

    • Chef Terri says:


      I am in the process of correcting the link to the pesto. Try a little later. I have an article coming up for the Journal Sentinel in a few weeks which will have a ramp asparagus soup. Will send it on after putting it on paper!

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