Monday, April 26, 2010

Things that would please me greatly

-For an exterminator to visit the basement where my office is located.

-For this shirt to go on sale.

-To be less of a cliché (this after making a market asparagus-and-ramp stirfry and consuming said dish while listening to an NPR podcast).

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

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--E.H.

Phoebe said...

Don't think it hasn't occurred to me!

Matt said...

Not eating really good, fresh food, especially stuff that you can't get year-round like ramps, because you didn't want to be a cliche, would be much worse (and more cliche, I think) than eating the food. (The NPR bit depends on the show. I find that these days it's really only Car Talk that I enjoy that much on it, but for anything other than Prairie Home Companion I'm willing to accept that tastes differ.)

Elizabeth said...

Why is everyone talking about ramps these days? And where do I find them?

Phoebe said...

Elizabeth,

They're one of the few vegetables available at the Union Square Greenmarket. They're also called wild leeks, but they're more garlicky than leek-like, I think.

Matt said...

Also, ramps are only available for a fairly short period of time- a month or two at most, in the spring- and basically on the the Northeast, at least in the US. You can't really get them in Philadelphia, for example. And, they are great.

Phoebe said...

Matt,

You're right - ramps are nothing to be ashamed of, are available for about five minutes, and are well worth trying if you find some.

Anonymous said...

"Legend has it that Rapunzel, that fabled damsel with exceedingly long hair, was named by her witch captor for the ramps—also known as wild leeks—that the girl's father stole from the witch's garden."
http://www.chronogram.com/issue/2006/05/arts/food.php

--E.H.