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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 04-30-2006, 06:49 PM   #21
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Strawberries! Its an emotional-food thing, because when I think of spring I think of being young and my mother making shortcakes and letting my siblings and I top them with strawberries and a ten-second spray of whipped-cream.
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Old 05-20-2006, 08:59 AM   #22
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Definitely asparagus, closely followed by rhubarb. I particularly like asparagus cooked in the normal way then popped under the grill with cheese on top for a couple of minutes. I love rhubarb cooked with ginger and dark muscavado sugar. Done that way it doesn't make your teeth sing like the bright pink stuff we used to get at school!
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Old 05-20-2006, 01:35 PM   #23
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Fiddleheads (but I can't find them here), blood oranges, and of course mushrooms.
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Old 05-20-2006, 01:53 PM   #24
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Bright - this company, "Earthly Delights", carries fresh fiddleheads in season & frozen fiddleheads out of season (which I'm dying to try to see how they are!!). While I haven't ordered fiddleheads from them before, I have ordered other things & they're a nice company to deal with. Very good customer service.

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Old 05-20-2006, 06:02 PM   #25
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In most of mainland Europe, white asparagus is the favoured way of raising the veg. It is a bit like 'forcing' rhubarb - it is kep 'earthed up' and that makes the stems stay white. Got to say, I much prefer green, even if it does make one's urine go an interesting colour....
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Old 05-21-2006, 06:44 AM   #26
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OK, will go along with asparagus.

But the item we most look forwared to in the local farm stand is raw peanuts.

We boil them, of course, with a toss of salt.

Nothing is better.

OK, OK, a lot of things are better, but it is really a treat. And it tells us that Spring is really here.

Take care and God bless.
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