A fun little video for you from our fiddlehead forage in New Brunswick last weekend! Recipes and more soon.
1. Nautical . a billethead having a form similar to the volute carved at the upper end of a violin.
2. the young, coiled frond of various species of ferns, eaten as a vegetable.
1. the act of searching for provisions of any kind.
2. to collect forage from; strip of supplies; plunder: to forage the countryside.
3. to supply with forage.
4. to obtain by foraging.
Greetings once again from Canada! This time from New Brunswick where I have been on a food trip. We started the weekend foraging for those fiddleheads that I love. We sped along the river to a little island where the ostrich ferns had just peeped their heads up. We snapped the heads off and bagged them for soup, dinner and jarring later.
Violent, me? Only with fiddleheads. Other highlights are listed below with, as always, more details soon.
Flying to New Brunswick on a teeny tiny plane
Who knew?! I am the tiny speck at the bottom
Foraging for fiddlehads in Doaktown, New Brunswick
Expert fiddlehead forager, Brian
We picked these! 40lb of fiddleheads
Cara (Gourmet Chick) and I with our fiddleheads
Covered bridge in New Brunswick
Making jam with Darleene at The Jam Shack (and trying her secret recipe burger sauce!)
Blackberry scones with strawberry jam & cream at (another) Darleene's Tea House
Nova Scotia is suffering an unusual bout of grey weather and rain for this time of year so not many pictures of the landscape for you, but a small selection of some things that I liked as I made my way around. I think they capture the spirit.
It’s still a superb place to visit. Like Ireland, they are used to the bad weather and so have a vibrant indoors culture. A bubbling local brewing culture and lots of vineyards pair beautifully with great local seafood. Live traditional music and jazz sits comfortably beside.
Looking forward to getting back here in the summer sometime too. I would love to head up to Cape Breton and also over to Newfoundland. It has to be done, right?
Great coffee and a cookie as big as my head at Two If By Sea, Dartmouth
The Chamber of Commerce in Shelburne (a very small place!)