Fiddlehead Fever

Good Morning!

As I was walking through the grocery store the other day I noticed some of these….

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…and was reminded that it’s fiddlehead season! Who’s a big fan of fiddleheads? Um, this girl.  Not only are they totally delish but also, they make me nostalgic for home since I used to eat them a lot as a kid. So, of course I bought a few.  When I got home I gathered up some facts about these little curly-cues to share:

  • The fiddlehead fern is an ostrich fern in a very early stage of growth. The young frond is picked about 2 weeks before it uncurls into a willowy forest plant.
  • The season is quite short, limited to just April and May.
  • Fiddleheads are full of vitamins A and C and can be eaten raw in salads, or blanched and steamed like asparagus.
  • They are native to the eastern half of the United States from Virginia up to Canada (which is why I ate so many growing up in New Brunswick).

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Since this is a design blog thought I would throw in some “inspired by fiddleheads” shots for good measure….

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I’m pretty sure I’m going to try making that fiddlehead gnocchi this weekend….it looks yuuuuumy.

Enjoy your Thursday!

XO,

Comments

  1. Would you believe that I have never tried fiddleheads? Maybe you need to invite me over to test them out! Love that outdoor space!

  2. i loooooooooove fiddleheads!! Where did you find them? I guess I have to get out to some of the markets. And let me know how the gnocchi turns out – it looks delish. Do you remember when the Canada Games were in Saint John and the mascot was Fiddle Ed? (you might be too young…) ;p

  3. I’ve never tried fiddleheads either! I would like to…I just wouldn’t know what to do with them. They sure look delish, especially paired with those snazzy interiors!

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