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View Poll Results: what is your fave spring food? Multi-choice poll
Asparagus 30 71.43%
Rhubarb 6 14.29%
Cherries 12 28.57%
Strawberries 19 45.24%
Lamb 7 16.67%
Artichokes 11 26.19%
Ham 7 16.67%
Mache 2 4.76%
Easter eggs 1 2.38%
Other - please let us know! 4 9.52%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 42. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-25-2006, 09:21 AM   #11
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i chose the same as mm, asparagrass, cherries, and arty-chokes.

licia, i've grown white asparagus, but it is very hard to find in stores, and expensivissimo. being a cold weather veggie, i would think it even more rare in sunny florida.
and yes, it is delicious. it is regular asparagus, but before the spears break the ground, a box is put over the crown area to deprive the spears of light, therefore no chlorophyll forms and it stays pale white, and nuittily delicious.

before a mc-mansion was built next to my house, my old neighbor had a beautiful white cherry tree. sadly, it was cut down to make room for a deck.
i used to go over, and like a spring bird bound for northern roosts, i would engorge myself on the cherries, and fill a bucket to bring into the house.

and for artichokes, "if it choked artie, it sure ain't gonna choke stymie!"
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Old 03-25-2006, 10:24 AM   #12
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I vote Asparagus but should of voted other also for mushrooms. Its almost time for mushroom hunting here and I can't wait. I haven't been able to go in years and truely look forward to it. Asparagus has to be one of my all time favorite veggies. A neighboring town where I grew up used to grow fields and fields of it....I think there was a packing plant. Anyway, we used to go when I was young and stop along the roadside and it just grows wild. I can't recall exactly where the spots were to go but my oldest brother does and he's coming down for Easter and I plan on having him take me there and I'm going to keep going back.
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Old 03-27-2006, 08:43 AM   #13
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I voted "Other", since my favorite spring foods are the first fresh local outdoor produce of the season - Ramps & Fiddleheads. Ramps should be showing up at the local organic market in the next week or so, with Fiddleheads following a few weeks thereafter.
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Old 03-27-2006, 03:41 PM   #14
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without a doubt aspargus wins hands down :)
great poll by the way!
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Old 03-28-2006, 02:11 AM   #15
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I really doubt this qualifies as spring food, mine would be steaks on the grill. It's something I really really miss during winter, and whenever I have the first steak of the season i swear its all i'll ever eat for the rest of my life.
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Old 03-28-2006, 09:27 AM   #16
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I went with Cherries and Ham. Actually... put the cherries ON the ham please thank you very much.
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Old 03-28-2006, 09:37 AM   #17
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Asparagus and Strawberries!
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Old 03-28-2006, 10:41 PM   #18
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I voted "Other", since my favorite spring foods are the first fresh local outdoor produce of the season - Ramps & Fiddleheads. Ramps should be showing up at the local organic market in the next week or so, with Fiddleheads following a few weeks thereafter.
I know what fiddleheads are, but what are ramps?

I voted for 3 or 4 things, but my favorites are asparagus and artichokes.
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Old 03-29-2006, 07:26 AM   #19
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Ramps are a type of wild leek with a strong onion/garlic flavor. Some folks claim that eating them forces their scent/flavor right out of your pores, & there are entire festivals based on their consumption throughout the Appalachian areas.

Physically they don't look like a member of the onion family at all, having harrow stems, wide single leaves, & no real bulb to speak of. Here's a farm that sells them online & has some pics & further info:

http://www.rampfarm.com/
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Old 04-02-2006, 05:19 PM   #20
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Morel mushrooms, can't wait!!!!
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