Thursday, May 5, 2011

Fiddlehead and Shrimp and Pasta Experiment

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It all started when I went to the farm that I belong to (CSA but with coupons to the farm store instead of a box of random stuff) and I saw fresh and local fiddleheads. The only time I have tasted fiddleheads was in Hawaii many moons ago. I mean many many many moons ago.

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These little guys intrigued me. I also read that they are a New England spring delicacy. Hell, that in itself made me feel obligated. I mean how often does New England delicacies come around? Don't say Lobster or I will punch you through the screen.

omuy! (it is yummo backwards) I couldn't resists sneaking a little anchovy in there. Oh oh...I just thought of something. Anchovy and garlic on corn on the cob. I just thought of that. I am going to try it. I love anchovy.

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Ok, I had to put some kind of protein in there because if I didn't Dr. Food gets really grumpy and turns into a big baby. So, I used shrimp.

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Put it all on top of some pasta and called it dinner. Ok, should I tell you now or after I give you the recipe? Now? Uhh...

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Hey! This is how I dressed MY kids when they were little. Hi baby Annie with the big nose. Mommy loves you!

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I owned a Yarn store in Northern California and this was the logo!

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This is my old dog Lily. I miss her. She died on the way out to New England from California. She was my best friend and 9 years old. Ok ok, didn't mean to make you sad.

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Here is a current picture of my baby Parker.

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Here is another one. I knit him his monster pants.

Ok, you want to know why I am stalling?

I hated the dinner and will not subject you with the recipe. Go eat a Pizza with anchovies.

16 comments :

  1. Ha!
    I fear fiddleheads. I fear any ingredient which you're not supposed to eat unless you cook it for ten minutes. Just too beau coups for me.

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  2. In case your curious, your twin lives in Ohio. I grew up with her in the Chicago area. She has your humor, knits like a fiend and treats her grown children with the same loving disrespect.

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  3. I came to learn what fiddleheads were, I ended up with tears followed up with a smile. Those darn dogs that steal our hearts. My heart aches for my dear Sophie. I had her for 11 yrs. She was my best friend and protector. Oops, tears are coming. Quick lets talk about those knit pants! I LOVE THEM and wish my butt would look cute in them! But instead I would scare even my own children if I ishowed up with a pair on and they are used to my antics! I love monsters and I love baby Parkers sweet face.

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  4. Wait...you have to cook for 10 minutes?

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  5. Those are the cutest monster pants in the history of monster pants.

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  6. hahahaha. I love it! Is it the fiddleheads you hated or just the combo of everything? I love those monster pants by the way, adorable.

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  7. First of all that loks insanely delicious! And second, I just passed the Versatile Blogger Award on to you! Please stop by my site to see details and pass it on to others. =] http://www.freespiriteater.com/2011/05/food-blog-award-and-giveaway.html

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  8. I've been following your blog for only about two weeks, so please forgive me if you've mentioned the reason why in a previous post: why wouldn't you like it if someone mentioned lobster as a "New England delicacy"? I grew up in Connecticut (which, I know, is debatable about its New England authenticity), but lobster is just one of the many things I miss about home. (I've been living in Maryland for the past five years and counting.)

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  9. I don't dislike lobster but I am sick of it being the only thing besides Clam Chowder as far as a delicacy here.

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  10. Christine's PantryMay 6, 2011 at 11:38 PM

    Congrats on winning the award.

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  11. Thanks! I haven't posted it because I haven't decided who to pass it on to.

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  12. Love those fiddle heads and the monster pants!!! I hate recipes that don't live up to expectations after a whole lotta work . I wish I had some fiddle heads because this still looks good to me.

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  13. I've never had a fiddlehead and now I HAVE to try them. :)

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  14. Ha! Funny, it actually looks pretty good? What was not to like?

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  15. I've been looking for fiddleheads and haven't found any. Maybe I should be glad??? Great photos, btw. Love the monster pants.

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