They’re back! DH and I were strolling through Whole Foods the other night when I spotted a precious sign. Fiddlehead Ferns, it read – and there they were, packed in a bin with tiny ice chips to keep them crisp.
For the uninitiated, fiddleheads are the immature, unopened fronds of a fern that, when harvested at infancy, make a yummy vegetable. The season is short, really just a matter of weeks in early spring, but that’s one of the things that makes them special. Another is their scrolled shape, another their nutty taste.