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Fiddleheads
MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2010-01-18 08:09 am   Permalink

We will be cooking Canadian food for our Olympics Opening Ceremony Party next month and hope to include some Fiddleheads (fern sprouts) The only source I find on the internet charges $15 per can with shipping. Anyone know of another source or have them available locally?

Now, in case you're thinking - "That's not Tiki" It just so happens that fiddleheads are Tiki for at least 2 reasons;
1 - they are the source of inspiration for the Maori koru
2 - they look like octopus arms and everyone knows octopi are TIKI!



 
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Slacks Ferret
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
Posts: 1272
From: Calgary
Posted: 2010-01-20 6:16 pm   Permalink

Tasty sunsabitches! I've looked for them here, and they are hard to come by.
Not really a national dish, more of a regional Maritimes dish perhaps.

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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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Joined: Jul 20, 2003
Posts: 1072
From: Edmonton
Posted: 2010-01-20 6:26 pm   Permalink

They're only in the stores in springtime. I wouldn't bother with canned - yuck! Frozen maybe, if you can find them, but really, fresh is the only way to go. Make Nanaimo bars instead.

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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2010-01-20 8:36 pm   Permalink

Thanks guys. Nanaimo bars are on the menu Been chatting with fellow Canadian Tiki Wahine and got some great ideas

Mike
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2010-01-20 10:25 pm   Permalink

These are totally new to me, never seen them before.

 
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2010-01-21 1:10 pm   Permalink

Kinda like artichokes, who first figured out it was OK to eat? I'm thinkin' someone lost a bet - "I'll race you to the top of the hill, loser has to eat that purple thistle
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Tikiwahine
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
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From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2010-01-21 6:02 pm   Permalink

Well jeeze, if want fresh I could probably go out into the forest and harvest some for you!
Wait - here they use ostrich ferns, and ostrich ferns tend to be quite rare (and incredibly beautiful) in these parts, I actually have some in my back yard! Their fronds get to be 3'-5' long when unfurled.

I'll keep my eyes peeled in the local markets for fresh.
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