Happy Friday everyone! With May now more than half over, I only have 5 1/2 more weeks until summer vacation!!!
WOO HOO! Oh the perks of being an educator. 🙂
Alright, onto this week’s flavor of the week!
On Mother’s Day, Nolan’s step dad made fiddleheads.
Now, I am by no stretch of the imagination a picky eater and I have tried/cooked many diverse foods, however I had never even HEARD of fiddleheads until last Sunday. How is that possible?!
After dinner, I came home and googled them to see what the hell I just ate and here is what I learned.
Fiddlehead Greens are fern like plants.
They grow on the banks of rivers and are harvested in the early spring and consumed as a vegetable. They apparently grow throughout the New England area which shocked me since I have never seen them before.
They are most popular in French and Asian diets.
They are a great source of fiber and iron as well as omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
For more information about these curly cues, read this article.
They basically taste like a cross between asparagus and green beans. They had a little crunch to them, but their texture reminded me of asparagus. They are apparently best eaten steamed and are actually can be dangerous to consume raw or under cooked. I personally have never seen them in stores but I am told they can be expensive because they are wild harvested, AND they are only available 2-3 weeks a year!
Mackinaw peach anyone?
Sorry, Seinfeld tangent.
After doing some research, I discovered that they are a pretty versatile ingredient.
and then we remembered something…..
We visited the Fiddlehead brewery on our trip to Vermont this winter! Small world.
Question of the Day:
What has been your favorite flavor of the week?
What do you have planned this weekend?