Ramps and Rapunzel
On a springtime nature walk, Momma, brother, and sister discover a gathering of wild leeks or ramps. When Momma suggests they carefully harvest a few for some ramp pesto, brother and sister wish to return later for more. After they take a few too many, Momma reminds them of a fairy tale where too many ramps were taken — and what happens next!
Projects, Crafts, and Recipes for this Story
Sparkle Crafts: Pictorial Family Cookbook
Do you have favorite recipes like Martin and Sylvia's family do? Make your own cookbook, filled with your favorite recipes to remember for future meals or to share with friends and family!
Sparkle Kitchen: Spring Pesto
I can't blame Martin and Sylvia for wanting to take too many ramps. After a long winter of starches and stews, even the tiniest bits of green food look and sound amazing. But if, like Martin and Sylvia, you're craving fresh pesto, you needn't rob your local leek trove. You can make a very tasty pesto using the leftover tops of spring carrots.
Martin & Sylvia's: Saturdays! Printable Project Page: Pesto
You can make your own pesto using all sorts of ingredients: basil, arugula, or mint! Pine nuts, walnuts, or sunflower seeds! Plus oil, garlic and different cheeses. Use this printable project page to get you started.