Greeting from Vacationland!
This comes to you from the great Northwest and my friends Mr. and Ms. Cleaver. Ms. Cleaver has her own lovely blog is growing some of her own herbs in the kitchen.
The Cleavers have another greenthumb secret in their kitchen. Worms!!! Thats right they vermicompost!
But that is all initial business. The truly fantastic thing about Maine is that they make it so easy to eat local.
With the sea on one side providing endless seafood and the land on the other providing endless organic farms, there is no limit to what can be grown and scavenged here.
One of my favorited foraged foods is a local greenery. Fiddleheads!
In case you were wondering, fiddleheads are that new growth in a fern that looks like what it is named after. Certain ferns are edible, and in Maine they grow wild in the marshland founs along the riverbeds.
Mr. Cleaver’s father used to take him out to forage for fiddleheads. They brought them home and steamed them or simmered them and then ate them. They cook and taste vey similar to asparagus. Here is a picture so you can imagine them on your table.
I want to see if there are any edible ferns for my region. I think they would be great in my front yard.
I’ll be showing more photos of local food and growing for this region as I go.
Have you foraged or picked any of your own foods recently? Maybe that can be our journey while you are in town…