Spring is the time to look for cowslips and fiddleheads!

When we are turkey hunting, we see the cowslips and skunk cabbage popping up in wet areas.  The cowslip leaves are delicious when cooked and taste like spinach.  Make sure to pick the leaves before the blossoms open up otherwise they tend to be a little bitter.

Cowslips

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fiddleheads

Fiddleheads are also found in wet areas.  There are 2 types of ferns so you want to be sure you have the ones that are not fuzzy.  The edible Ostrich fiddleheads can be seen coming up next to last year’s brown seed stalk.

Ostrich Fiddlehead stalk.jpg

How to Find, Identify and Cook Fiddleheads

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