We are always looking for signs. Signs of spring, summer, fall, winter. We grasp for the earliest ones. Ramps and morels are Puxatony Phil’s of the kitchen. They are the neon sign for fresh, spontaneous and light cooking. Too often the sign is a mirage. And they cost a fortune. First of the season morels can be upwards of 60 dollars a pound. Ramps are in the neighborhood of 30 bucks a pound. And chefs need to have them. Diners look for them. If you are not serving these ingredients in spring you are falling behind. What if you waited? Use know how to cook with whats actually abundant. And wait for the signs of things to come to actually arrive.