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KindaScratchy
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April 21, 2012 - 7:38 pm
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Thought I'd share a few shots of the other kind of fiddleheads. I took these this afternoon in the woods behind our house. What does spring look like in your neck of the woods?

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When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

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I tried fiddlehead once when I went to school in Mass. It was OK, I think I would have liked it better if it had been prepared differently. In my neck of the woods, everyone goes crazy in the spring for morel mushrooms.

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just the back yard. just springtime.thumbs-up

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Awwww =) =3 They are qute.. LOL! Thank You, guys! birthday_balloonWe don't have anything green here yet, except some grass...

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The leaves are coming out, I saw magnolia trees with flowers already, the native flowers are still asleep though. I'll take a pic of my next promenade in the little wood not far from my place.

And fiddleheads are yummy! Just sauté with butter to keep all the flavor. We should see them soon in our groceries.

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KindaScratchy
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April 22, 2012 - 6:54 pm
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I've never eaten fiddleheads myself, though I hear that they taste sort of like asparagus, which I like. Maybe I'll try them someday.

Thanks to all for sharing your spring observations and photos!

Happy Earth Day!

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When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

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Okay, I SERIOUSLY need to read the topics from the first post on!  NOT from the bottom up!

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I just saw something about eating fiddle heads and cooking them in butter!!  I first initial thought was, "how can violin scrolls be edible?!?" LOL

Spring is definitely here in my neighborhood!  I love walking over to our local park with my violin and practicing out there in the morning!  I can't wail till camping season and my first campfire concert! laugh

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Fiddlerman
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April 23, 2012 - 7:24 pm
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I guess that as long as I live I will discover new things to eat. Very interesting.

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Man! I thought we were the fiddleheads -  makes for funny reading. Don't think I will be trying them soon. dancingdazed

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Hurray! We have spring here! Yesterday i saw something green on trees...hope it wasn't paint =)))))

Never tried fiddleheads.. I've asked about them in a store but they didn't ever heard about themdrooling Guess i translated wrong... need a herbal directory LOL... duncecap

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Actually they are baby ferns! You have to give them 2 boils though to get rid of a toxine and the bitterness. Pretty popular here in Québec since... forever? But I think we drag the habit of eating them from France.

Fiddleheads have antioxidant activity, are a source of Omega 3 and Omega 6, and are high in iron and fibre.

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That is funny, you have to boil them twice to get rid of the toxins but in return you get antioxidants to take care of the toxins in your body. LOL

Can you get any kind of baby ferns or are there special types?

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You got to "Bile Dem Fiddleheads Down"

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ROFL that one made my day Fiddlestix!

FM any type will do, they are considered veggies.

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Maybe I'll sneak them in a salad some day and see if the family notices.

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