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  • annk18annk18 Member Posts: 79 Member Member Posts: 79 Member
    My farmers market on Long Island had the fiddlehead 2 weeks ago
  • o0Firekeeper0oo0Firekeeper0o Member Posts: 295 Member Member Posts: 295 Member
    acpgee wrote: »
    When I was a kid I remember getting them frozen so they could be eaten outside of their very short season. I wonder if they are just as expensive frozen?

    I have NEVER seen them frozen... I’d be so thrilled to see such a thing!
    edited May 26
  • Safari_Gal_Safari_Gal_ Member Posts: 1,299 Member Member Posts: 1,299 Member
    annk18 wrote: »
    My farmers market on Long Island had the fiddlehead 2 weeks ago

    Cool!!
  • acpgeeacpgee Member Posts: 5,922 Member Member Posts: 5,922 Member
    I finally managed to buy frozen artichoke hearts in the UK and am a little disappointed so far. I tried roasting and there were some inedible stringy bits. Tried braising which was better but there were still some hard stringy bits. What is your favourite way to deal with frozen artichoke hearts? Short of defrosting and trimming them down to remove bits of leaf and choke.
  • acpgeeacpgee Member Posts: 5,922 Member Member Posts: 5,922 Member
    acpgee wrote: »
    When I was a kid I remember getting them frozen so they could be eaten outside of their very short season. I wonder if they are just as expensive frozen?

    I have NEVER seen them frozen... I’d be so thrilled to see such a thing!

    I grew up in Canada. Maybe it is a Canadian thing? They are pretty expensive frozen too.
    https://wcwf.ca/shop/frozen-products/frozen-b-c-fiddleheads/
  • tsazanitsazani Member Posts: 753 Member Member Posts: 753 Member
    My DAILY veggie / fruit intake is 5 olives, 4.5 oz of broccoli OR a cup of salad, 1 medium avocado and sometimes 1/4 cup of fruit.

    I stay as healthy as I can by eating mostly animal based foods and diary.

    edited May 31
  • SuzanneC1l9zzSuzanneC1l9zz Member Posts: 136 Member Member Posts: 136 Member
    I have kale and Swiss chard seedlings appearing, all of the pot veggies have buds that are starting to open, and the bees are busy in the raspberries. Waiting on the beets, carrots, and beans to make an appearance. I'm going to have lots of fresh produce to eat soon.
  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Member Posts: 7,303 Member Member Posts: 7,303 Member
    I'd take some of the artichokes if you want to send them my way!
  • JelaanJelaan Member Posts: 784 Member Member Posts: 784 Member
    We are thinking of ordering a veggie box. Does anyone here live in the Toronto, Ontario area and order them? If so, where from? We have been inspired by reading the posts on this thread. I will eat any veggies and my husband is now willing (or do he says lol) to try some new types.
  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member, Premium Posts: 6,290 Member Member, Premium Posts: 6,290 Member
    lemurcat2 wrote: »
    I'd take some of the artichokes if you want to send them my way!

    Delivery is unavailable. But feel free to come pick some up :smile:

    Actually, I could make bank on shipping and handling for "free" artichokes. So yeah - I'll send some. :wink:
  • acpgeeacpgee Member Posts: 5,922 Member Member Posts: 5,922 Member
    Going to make stir fried pea shoots tonight. Will need to stretch my little harvest with some frozen peas.
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  • Katmary71Katmary71 Member Posts: 4,530 Member Member Posts: 4,530 Member
    @acpgee Your pea shoots look amazing, mine have a little powdery mildew so I don't want to eat them. The food bank farm's were hit really hard around the corner. I wish mine as green as yours!

    @mtaratoot You sound like the artichoke Bubba Gump! I can eat a few artichokes but that many would be pushing it. What would you replace the plants with if you pulled them? I thought of you at the nursery when I saw artichoke plants, I kind of wish I'd picked one up but my garden is huge right now and we're in a drought.
  • purplefizzypurplefizzy Member Posts: 567 Member Member Posts: 567 Member
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    Rambutan for the win. Someone here told me to look out for those. Brilliant suggestion.
  • purplefizzypurplefizzy Member Posts: 567 Member Member Posts: 567 Member
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    Detail shot of rambutan;)
  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member, Premium Posts: 6,290 Member Member, Premium Posts: 6,290 Member
    Katmary71 wrote: »
    @mtaratoot You sound like the artichoke Bubba Gump! I can eat a few artichokes but that many would be pushing it. What would you replace the plants with if you pulled them? I thought of you at the nursery when I saw artichoke plants, I kind of wish I'd picked one up but my garden is huge right now and we're in a drought.

    Well, it was just a thing that one day. I took a few days off from cooking them when it was really hot out. I cooked two last night, but didn't cook them all the way. It was already too late; I will finish them off today and have them for lunch. I've also been giving them away to people who are very grateful. I gave two to friends yesterday, and they told me they saw a picture of two of them on another friend's dashboard on Facebook. I'm not on that service, so I won't get to see it, but it made me smile.





    Rambutan for the win. Someone here told me to look out for those. Brilliant suggestion.


    That would be me. I'm glad you found them and love them. I see them around here (PNW USA) every now and then, but they look old and shriveled, and they aren't as tasty. They are pretty magic little fruits. So many delicious things there. All kinds of bananas. Fresh papaya. Pineapple that is actually ripe. Yeah. I'm jealous.
  • Sand_TIgerSand_TIger Member Posts: 698 Member Member Posts: 698 Member
    Fantastic thread! I just discovered a new love of shallots, and leeks. Leeks always sounded so... insipid... but they are nice! Today I tried a feijoa. Really neat little fruit and I love the aroma!
  • g2renewg2renew Member Posts: 122 Member Member Posts: 122 Member
    Lunch today was 3 cups+ of steamed Brussels sprouts with a little added salt and butter. A few Triscuits and i was a happy camper! Grand was ok, as he likes sprouts. Daughter ...not so happy.

    Dinner planned is brat and roasted Vidalia onion on half bun toasted. Fresh okra roasted with smattering of grated parm for side. Cold cantaloupe quarter for dessert. Everyone will be happy with dinner!

  • g2renewg2renew Member Posts: 122 Member Member Posts: 122 Member
    Sand_TIger wrote: »
    Fantastic thread! I just discovered a new love of shallots, and leeks. Leeks always sounded so... insipid... but they are nice! Today I tried a feijoa. Really neat little fruit and I love the aroma!

    I love finding out about new produce! Have to add feijoa to my bucket list!
  • Noreenmarie1234Noreenmarie1234 Member Posts: 6,638 Member Member Posts: 6,638 Member
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    edited June 7
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