Foraging and Cooking Wild Food

| 1/5/2015 12:54:00 PM

Cynda LeTullierLiving out in the bush and limited trips into town means that one needs to have a different lifestyle than the suburb living folks who pass a store almost daily. Learning to forage for wild food subsidizes gardening and farming for a well balanced table. Foraging also gives one time to be in touch with nature. While picking blueberries, one can listen to the birds singing and observe nature all around. Wearing bells and making noise keeps the wildlife at bay, but it goes against all my nature viewing instincts.

When it comes to blueberries, it is easy knowing how to fix them in a variety of ways for the table (Blueberry Dumplings being our favorite), but when it came to fiddlehead ferns, having only eaten them once before, never having fixed them and not having any recipes for doing so, I had to step out on my own and experiment. I was however quite pleased with my very first fiddlehead dish. My choice on how to fix them was quite a hit with both my husband and myself. I sautéed the fiddleheads with onions in sesame oil and served them with a pasta dish.

I must add a warning here, BEFORE eating anything make sure you can positively identify it and know that it is eatable.

Recipes by Cynda LeTullier.

Fiddle Head Ferns 

Fiddlehead Ferns:

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