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Spiral Green Wonders

By Lilveggiepatch @Lilveggiepatch

Forgive me, Joe, for all my past doubts.

Imagine my surprise when I spotted this bag of fiddlehead ferns, on a refrigerated shelf nestled right next to the bags of kale and spinach, at my local Trader Joe’s. This hefty, 10-oz bag is free of pesticides and cost me a whopping $3.49. They were $16.99/ lb at the gourmet market where I last saw these green spiral cuties… I love a good deal. Sigh.

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Fiddleheads taste a lot like asparagus, but look so much cooler. Anything you serve them with will instantly elevate your dish to hyper chicness on appearance alone. Just look!


The other night, I made dinner the other night loosely based on this recipe for a Creole-style pasta. I used regular onions instead of scallions, sautéed mushrooms instead of truffle oil, soba noodles in place of angel hair pasta, and served parmesan on the side for dining companions. We sprinkled Cajun seasoning on the noodles (something I don’t think I would ever have thought to do) and they were delicious!   


To snack on lately, I’ve been eating these sesame truffles. With only five ingredients, they are super easy to make, and so yummy!

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I reduced the agave by half, and found them to be sweet enough for dessert.

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I’ve been cooking up a storm this week. It’s so good to be back in the kitchen… my bones itch for it when I’m away.

Reading list:

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Have you ever tried a fiddlehead fern? What fun finds have you happened upon recently?

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