In addition to the sauteed fiddlehead ferns and the fiddlehead fern omelet, I raided my hosts pantry to complete our vegetarian brunch with roasted red carrots, a preserved lemon and maple syrup salad dressing, and basil lemonade made from the herbs in my host’s window. Try these maple syrup sweetened carrots with preserved lemon, preserved lemon salad dressing, and maple-basil lemonade.
I literally made this pasta dish on a dare. My stoner host insisted there was nothing edible in his kitchen – so imagine his surprise when I brought him this an hour later!
In the middle of Vancouver, I had the incredible opportunity to grill a fresh rooster we’d slaughtered that morning at an urban farm oasis. Check out three recipes from that meal, two featuring wonderfully Canadian birch syrup! Scroll past the rooster for vegetarian birch syrup acorn squash and a 10 minute salsa shakshuka recipe!
I was lucky enough to visit Montreal during Fiddlehead Fern season, so my vegetarian hosts and I made them the theme of a gorgeous locally sourced brunch. If you’re lucky enough to have access to fiddleheads, here are two easy ways to enjoy them!