See My Local Spring Dinner

May 25, 2009 at 9:58 am

My last bunch of ramps from Irv & Shelly, a pound of Mint Creek ground lamb, Traders Point yogurt, Klug Farms asparagus, green garlic (from GCM, farm unknown) and River Valley morels all add up to a great spring dinner:

Asparagus with morels and ramps

Lamb patties with green garlic yogurt sauce

Part of my new year’s resolution this year was to source more of my meat locally. We’ve been buying a fair amount of Mint Creek lamb and it has certainly spoiled me for the lamb you can find at supermarkets. It has a bold, flavor that is unmistakeably lamb. Besides a little egg and bread crumb, all I added to these patties were a pinch of cumin and a pinch of cinnamon.