Wednesday, May 9, 2007

It's fiddlehead season!

I've been keeping my eye out for these tasty veggies and last night I was successful! I sautéed them in olive oil and garlic and then added salt & pepper, lemon juice and a little butter. The man at the local shop says he'll have them for a solid three weeks. I wonder how many times I can eat them in three weeks? Just to prove they are appropriately named, I've done a side-by-side comparison.

[I'm still annoyed about the colors of my photos. Now I realized that there are even huge differences between Safari and Firefox. Safari is much better.]


Melissa said...

Wha?! Never heard of them! What do they taste like??

(btw, love the poster!)

Rachel said...

They are only availble in the early spring and in this country think it's in a limited area in the northeast. They have a strong taste, like asparagus, but they don't really taste like asparagus. The site I linked to said "It has been described as similar to green beans with a hint of artichoke. But descriptions do not begin to capture the flavor. You must try them to know the wonderful flavor and delightful crunch of Fiddleheads." Ha!