Archive for June, 2014


Finding FiddleHeads

Picking and eating fiddleheads – a past-time in Tweed. Fiddleheads are a type of fern, given the name Fiddlehead because just that before they completely mature into a fern they look like the end of a crafted fiddle. You can find fiddle heads in the early spring months and throughout the summer. Don’t wait too long to look as they don’t stay in the form of fiddleheads forever. As they continue to grow they uncurl to open up into a fern that loves the shady areas under trees.

Many people in Tweed love fiddleheads not because of their catchy name, not because they are especially rare and worth millions but too simply boil or fry them up and eat them!

I know what your thinking – they don’t know any better,  but Fiddlehead recipes are quite common and quite good.

There are many recipes that can turn these simple greens into a delicious treat! Before cooking fiddleheads make sure that you cut off any brown or bad spots and wash them thoroughly under cold water.

After that you are free to make your own recipe and try them with whatever you like!

Some of the more popular ways to eat them are to boil them and top it off with olive oil or melted butter, or to add them into salads, wraps, or pastas.

See if you can find some Fiddleheads and cook them up for supper – you’ll be surprised at the taste and the different ways to eat them, you might just have to try them all!

 

Longer days, hotter weather, it’s summer time and with the season brings many activities that have become tradition to many families.

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When your younger summer is the best time of year. School’s out and you get a few months to have as much fun as you can while you can before the school year starts again in September. I remember wanting to do so many things and I would constantly ask my mother can we do this? Oh and I want to do this? And can we also do this _______, this summer? After many questions and reply’s of, “yes dear but we have the whole summer”, my mother suggested to make a list of everything I wanted to do that summer and to cross each thing as we did them. Of course at first it seemed like more homework but then I came to the conclusion that this would be the best way to ensure that I got to do everything I wanted to so when school came back around and the teacher went around the room and asked if we did anything interesting during summer break I could hold my hand up high and amaze everyone with the things I had done.

But summer isn’t just for the kids. Summer is to be enjoyed by everyone so I suggest that everyone make a list of some things you have your heart set on doing this summer and to keep it where you will see it and be constantly reminded.

If your starting your list right now then let me give some activities that, as I mentioned above, have become like a summer tradition to some people to better enjoy the summer months.

1. Sleep in a tent under the stars
2. Cannon ball into a pool on a hot day
3. Go for a boat ride
4. Roast a marshmallow on a campfire
5. See a firework show
6. Take a long bike ride
7. Meet some new friends
8. Travel to a new place
9. Have a big BBQ
10. Spend a day at the beach

If you got more ideas that you’ve made into summer traditions comment and tell me and don’t forget to make your list whether it’s on paper hanging from your fridge, or whether it’s on your social media, it’s a good way to see each day of summer go un-wasted.

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