Friday, April 17, 2009

Luverly of the Week: Fiddleheads {Ostrich Fern}

Ostrich Fern {Matteuccia struthiopteris} fiddleheads are a super yummy wild food that folks in my area will be able to forage for soon. Before going out there to forage for your own, here are some great articles with important tips to check out:

Locavore to the Max (fiddleheads are at the bottom of the first page)

Be Aware: Fiddlehead (Ostrich Fern) Toxicity (this tells you how to properly prepare them)

Here are some more fiddlehead luverlies:

Photo from Miika Silfverberg

Photo from mio-spr

And lastly, here are links to some fiddlehead recipes:

Unique fiddlehead recipes

More yummy fiddlehead recipes