Thursday, July 24, 2014

Fiddleheads

I've had this idea in my head since I found my first fiddleheads this spring. If you live in a northern climate then you understand the thrill and joy of seeing the first shoots of fresh spring green in an otherwise dead brown leftover winter landscape. We are so sick of snow and then mud by late April early May, finding green shoots of ferns that you can actually eat and taste like asparagus........ Well we just have to dance and sing!

 

And of course we dance and play the fiddle on bluegrass music :-)

 

As much as we complain about the long winters I would not want to live where there is no change of seasons. Yes the winter is cold and seems so long but then we wouldn't be so joyful when spring comes. Or get that snuggly, just wanna curl up with a book under a quilt with some comfort food feeling in the fall when that chill fills the air.

What is your favorite season?

Oh, and by the way in case you have never seen a fiddlehead - this is what they look like when they are good to eat. It's only a certain variety of fern but just look for that thick stem. We are in the puppy days of summer now so these are just a memory but keep these babies in mind for next spring :-)

 

3 comments:

  1. I've never eaten one, but I like the grace with which they unfurl in Spring.
    I love your humorous fidleheads!! You know how I like to laugh!
    LEeanna Paylor not afraid of color

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  2. Your quilt is utterly charming. I used to have a lot of ferns in my former home so I know what they look like, but I never cooked them. Now I wish I did.

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