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Old 04-20-2007, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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That you did. Y'all have brightened up my evening. I feel like crap lately, so we will have to wait until the last minute. I have good days and bad days.

Soon, I will have more good days than bad. Thanks for asking, sweetie!
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Old 04-21-2007, 01:58 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I love kale, collard greens, just about any green, and put it in my veggie stew. Anyone here familiar with ramps? It's similar to green onions, but grows wild, and is SUPER STRONG! Eat those, people can smell it coming out of your pores for days on end! My family is from WV, and ramps are a staple in the mountains.
In Cosby, TN they have a Ramp Festival. They select a Maid of The Ramps, have bluegrass music and crafts. It's held the first Sunday in May. Don't know anything else about it. Just remember it from the Tennessee Factoid thread.
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Old 04-21-2007, 02:11 AM
 
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I would go there in a minute if I were anywhere close! Anytime I make chili, or homemade soup, I make up a batch of cornbread. I also make Po' Boy's Cheesecake from cornmeal, johnnie-cake, and hoecakes. Hubby won't eat potato pancakes, and won't eat the hoecakes either. He won't eat beans of any sort, so, when I make lima beans and ham, or ham, green beans and potatoes, he won't eat that either. So, my brother in law gets the benefits of my cooking, as my sister won't cook those meals for him! LOL!

I love kale, collard greens, just about any green, and put it in my veggie stew. Anyone here familiar with ramps? It's similar to green onions, but grows wild, and is SUPER STRONG! Eat those, people can smell it coming out of your pores for days on end! My family is from WV, and ramps are a staple in the mountains.

One twist that I give my cornbread to make it nice and moist, is to put a can of creamed corn in the mix while I'm mixing it up.

blessings, Shen

Dang Lady,
That there is that Yankee Cornbread like my wife makes...
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Old 04-21-2007, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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There's also the Doodle Soup Festival in Gibson County.

There is apparently nothing we won't hold a festival for.
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Old 04-21-2007, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Knoxville
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I love kale, collard greens, just about any green, and put it in my veggie stew. Anyone here familiar with ramps? It's similar to green onions, but grows wild, and is SUPER STRONG! Eat those, people can smell it coming out of your pores for days on end! My family is from WV, and ramps are a staple in the mountains. blessings, Shen

Shen,
My Uncle goes to a campground in the Smokies, and goes Ramp hunting. He loves them! If you are in the Smokies, you might be able to get some!
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Old 04-21-2007, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Sewanee Tennessee
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MBMouse: I'm a little stressed this weekend. Thanks in getting me to laugh so hard I spit my soda through my nose!

That is hilarious!!!!!!
lmao...
well...what a great start for today!
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Old 04-21-2007, 11:56 AM
 
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The annual ramp festival I think is in Cosby, Tennessee. They eat those wild onions and won't be able to be in public or kiss their wives or sweethearts for a week.
There's the annual polk sallet festival in Gainesboro.
Corn pone day in Sparta.
And everyone knows about the champion bar-b-cue event in Lynchburg home of Jack Daniels.
The world's largest cat fish fry is in Paris, Tennessee. They have a tower there too.
Speaking of cat fish...people in middle Tennesse at least seem to enjoy Friday night's dining out on cat fish.
Yesterday took my wife for a drive...when to Cumberland Mountain State Park and had the buffet...cat fish was on the menu...great cat fish...had a salad...and all kinds of vegetables...and for desert home made banana puddin'...my wife and I ate less than 20 dollars...when on to Cumberland County Playhouse and enjoyed a play equal to a broadway show...and took in a free craft fair after the lunch. Back home by 6 PM to see the evening news. Ain't it great to be alive and be in TENNESSEE? - Just so much to do and see.
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Old 04-21-2007, 12:33 PM
 
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[g news. Ain't it great to be alive and be in TENNESSEE? - Just so much to do and see.[/quote]

Don't rub it in. Some of us wannabe's are sitting hear turning green and drooling

Seriously, hope all works out for us and someday we can take in a few of the festivals!
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Old 04-22-2007, 12:50 PM
 
Location: West Brookfield
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There's also the Doodle Soup Festival in Gibson County.

There is apparently nothing we won't hold a festival for.
HAHA that is the absolute truth!!! i love it though...this state is trying to make me fat


on a non food related festival topic...they have the dogwood festival in tullahoma every year and the good ole days festival in my town of woodbury...both very cool.
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Old 04-22-2007, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Milky Way Galaxy,Earth,Northern Hemisphere,North America,USA,Pennsyltucky
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In Cosby, TN they have a Ramp Festival. They select a Maid of The Ramps, have bluegrass music and crafts. It's held the first Sunday in May. Don't know anything else about it. Just remember it from the Tennessee Factoid thread.
Great to hear, thanks! Hiknapster - yes, it's like wild garlic - VERY strong. My mom still picks wild poke and eats it, as well as dandelion greens.

She'll make a salad out of the poke and dandelion greens, with vinegar, oil and bacon.

blessings, Shen
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