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Fern Unfurling


Fern Unfurling



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Fantastic shot CC. Gone on my favourites.

13 Apr, 2009

 

Thanks Gilli.... glad you like it. I don't think you can do it on here, but on my computer I can zoom right into the pic and clearly see the detail and how tightly curled it is. Ferns absolutely fascinate me. I know flower buds conceal all the petals, the same, but ferns let you see it all happening.

13 Apr, 2009

 

They do don't they CC. Have you ever eaten Fiddle Heads? I'm not sure what species of fern they are but they are interesting to eat.

13 Apr, 2009

 

I've never heard of fiddle heads, let alone eaten one! this one has unfurled between 2 and 3inches since yesterday... all the ferns are doing really well all of a sudden.... in fact just since i photographed them. they must be celebrity wannabees!

13 Apr, 2009

 

Isn't it amazing how quickly they grow once they get going? I think it must have been the photo session.....you are quite right!!!

Here is what I found about fiddleheads.......

"Ostrich ferns are also known as fiddlehead ferns. Fiddleheads are a traditional dish of New England in the United States, and of Quebec and the Maritimes in Canada. The Canadian village of Tide Head, New Brunswick, bills itself as the Fiddlehead Capital of the World.

When cooking fiddleheads, first remove all the yellow/brown skin, then boil the sprouts twice with a change of water between boilings. Removing the water reduces the bitterness and the content of tannins and toxins. The Center for Disease Control associated a number of food-borne illness cases with fiddleheads in the early nineties. Although they didn't identify a toxin in the fiddleheads, the findings of that case suggest fiddleheads should be cooked thoroughly before eating. The cooking time recommended by health authorities is ten minutes if boiled and twenty if steamed. The cooking method recommended by gourmets is to spread a thin layer in a steam basket and steam lightly, just until tender crisp.

Fiddleheads are available in the market for only a few weeks in springtime, and are fairly expensive. Pickled and frozen fiddleheads, however, can be found in some shops year-round."

14 Apr, 2009

 

Fittle heads I picked these in Maine I love to eat them Have a beautiful day.

14 Apr, 2009

 

This looks almost prehistoric. Lovely photo.

18 Apr, 2009



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