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Ramp Festival

Monday, April 30, 2012

Ken and I did make it to the 22nd annual Mason-Dixon Ramp Festival yesterday afternoon at the Mason-Dixon Park in Mt. Morris, PA. We did lots of walking as the Festival covered more than ten acres.
The festival featured live music by several bands, crafts, antique cars, chain saw tree carving, the Lippencott alpacas and many stands featuring baked goods and fresh squeezed lemonade. Chef Walter Danna demonstrated ramp cooking. Diane's breakfast featured biscuits and gravy. I saw ramp jelly, ramp wine, hot ramp cider, ramp potato salad, ramp burgers, ramp pancakes, soup beans with ramps and corn bread, ramp potato soup, deep fried ramps, and ramp butter to name of few of the specialties. Ken had the soup beans with ramps and corn bread while I had a cup of the ramp potato soup. It was delicious!!

Ramps, also known as wild leeks and by their botanical name, Allium tricoccum, are edible plants that are similar to leeks in appearance and bear strong flavors of both onions and garlic. They are valued for their rich nutritional content. They are high in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Selenium and Chromium.

Read more: www.livestrong.com/arti
cle/257269-nutritional-ben
efits-of-ramps/#ixzz1ta6zorZH


A couple of the cars that were there...my pictures are too big to upload. (sigh)





Have a wonderful first week of May.
Blessings, love and hugs,
Helen

POSITIVES ALWAYS:
GOD
FAITH
HOPE
LOVE
FREEDOM
PRAYERS and PRAYER WARRIORS
BLESSINGS AND ANSWERED PRAYERS
SMILES and HUGS
ACCEPTANCE
Thankful for each new day that I am given!!!
Beautiful Sunday for families to enjoy the festival
Unexpected twists and turns in our lives
Meg's positive outlook and very strong, healthy dancers body!!!
The Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Georgia!!!
Meg's rehab started right away
Meg has had voluntary movement!!! Praise God!!!
Too many positives and blessings to list them all here...Praise the Lord!!!
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  • IUHRYTR
    What fun you had. The cars look amazing. I admit that you had me at the mention of biscuits and gravy. emoticon -- Lou
    1725 days ago
  • COLEENCOLE
    Love those cars.
    1726 days ago
  • SAFETYSUE
    I am thrilled to hear you had a day of fun together! It looks like something we would love doing!
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    1727 days ago
  • I.M.MAGIC
    Never heard of ramps before--cool!

    Leeks are okay--a bit bland, actually... but I love onions and garlic! Sounds like ramps would be right up my alley! LOL

    Sweet wheels, too!-- sounds like you two had a lot of fun--and that's good, you can use it! LOL

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    1727 days ago
  • FROSTY99
    What beautiful cars. Sounds like you had a nice time. Good for you and Ken. We need these thimes to renew outselves.
    1727 days ago
  • 123ELAINE456
    Glad to hear that you and your husband had such a wonderful day. Hope the day was very enjoyable and fun too. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week. I like the cars too.
    1727 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Sounds like Ken and you had a wonderful day!
    1727 days ago
  • OBIESMOM2
    I love ramps. One year during Girl's Week one of the gals brought ramps for our dinner. I need to call and request them again this year!
    1727 days ago
  • WOWEETOO
    healthy eating for sure my friend wish i was there for sure!!
    loves and hugs
    the lady mary and hello dolly!!!!
    1727 days ago
  • DBELLE39
    What a wonderful day you had. Our son lives in WV & when we were visiting recently, they were telling us about ramps & the festival that is held in WV.
    1728 days ago
  • OPALMOON
    Hi Helen, it's lovely to hear you and Ken had such a nice day out! You both needed a change of scenery after all that has been happening, and the festival sounds like it was a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing the photos too.

    Sending blessings, love, prayers and hugs, Nattacia

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    1728 days ago
  • GHOSTFLAMES
    SOUNDS LIKE A VERY NICE DAY OUT NOW TO KEEP THAT GOOD WEATHER.
    1728 days ago
  • QUILTINGB52
    Hmmmmm.....me thinks I would like RAMPS! lol

    Glad to hear you had such a fun day!!!
    1728 days ago
  • NEW-CAZ
    sounds like an amazing day, thanks for sharing the pics
    1728 days ago
  • CLOVER2
    How nice that you and Ken were able to get away and spend some time doing some "me time" things! Sounds like it was tons of fun, although I was really relieved at the end when you explained just what a ramp was! It sounds delicious, I am an onion, leek and garlic fan, this would be right up my alley!
    I'm sorry you are feeling poorly though! You make sure to take it as easy as you can, new meds can be such a chore to adjust to at first. I will say prayers for you, our Lord is always watching over you, you're one of his best angels!
    Thank you so much for the support and kind words on my Mom blog, I do so appreciate them. This is a difficult thing for me, I want my mother back and this will not happen. I know that, it still makes my heart hurt though.
    You take care and feel better soon!
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    1728 days ago
  • _LINDA
    So glad you had a fun day for a change! I love garlic and onions, that would be awesome to sample things made with that flavoring!!
    Lovely car photos! Most of my last batch were too big to load as well :(
    Wishing you a May filled with flowers, good news and good health
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    1728 days ago
  • NELLIEC
    The lower car reminds me a little bit of the very first car I drove -- a 1956 Chevy Bel-air. It belonged to my great-uncle.
    1728 days ago
  • SUSIEPH1
    Love the photos and so glad to had a great time .. Hugs and continuing Prayers for all xx Susie emoticon emoticon
    1728 days ago
  • DEE107
    sounds like fun
    1728 days ago
  • JANIEWWJD
    I am so glad that you had a good time and I am beyond happy to hear how well Meg is doing. Praise be to God!!!!
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