Saturday, March 24, 2012

Pear blossom

A four block radius near home, and we are covered in pear blossom, with its dusty white scent.

Regardles of the month (usually April), pear blossom means that field garlic (Allium vineale) is ready. So that is where we'll be: in the woods of Inwood, looking of our annual pickle supply. Hopefully we'll find good garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata), too.

And then we'll come, whee whee whee, all the way home on the A train. To eat a supper of roasted onions and spare ribs, with a side of intense greens. With war stories of foraging at Manhattan's northern tip, high above the wide Hudson River.

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