5-17-13 Spring Has Truly (Finally) Arrived

It was a busy day yesterday. Before Kathy’s birthday dinner, I took a long walk down the Hudson and before that? Put up the first food of the season. Ramps and Asparagus.

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4-18-12 Ramping Up

“There is no week nor day nor hour when tyranny may not enter upon this country, if the people lose their roughness and spirit of defiance.

Walt Whitman

I was at the Union Square Greenmarket today and spring has definitely arrived in the tri-state area.  Ramps have been easily available for several weeks but just this week asparagus has flooded the market. Two weeks ago one or two farmers had a small supply. This week everyone has a grand supply. I bought enough ramps to eat for several meals and pickle two pints and enough Asparagus to preserve at least 3 pints. Canning season is here.
If the events of September 11, 2001, have proven anything, it’s that the terrorists can attack us, but they can’t take away what makes us American – our freedom, our liberty, our civil rights. No, only Attorney General (John Ashcroft) can do that.
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4/18/11 Fort Tryon Park