fiddlehead definition

fid·dle·head [ fídd'l hèd ] (plural fid·dle·heads) noun
Definition: edible fern shoot: the coiled frond of a young fern, often cooked and eaten as a delicacy

Monday, January 11, 2010

Palomitapapa addiction

When the description says it "defies expectations," it does. I have an unhealthy addiction to Sahagun's Palomitapapa pieces with exploded corn. Dark, rich, handmade chocolate with pieces of exploded corn, ground chile japones and a dusting of O Prado Fino sea salt. Elizabeth Montes gets the japones from her father's garden.
I love The Meadow for trying new chocolates or different varieties of salt but mostly I love the site for these. Try one just once, I dare you.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

frasier fir

I keep Thymes in business with my love for their frasier fir candle. I burn the woodsy scent year-long. Nothing beats the scent of the forest. If only I could have moss under my feet to go with. The really nice thing about these candles is after you have used up the wax, you are left with a beautiful holder for a new candle. I put mine in the freezer to release the wax and then plop in the dishwasher.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Emerson Inspiration

A new blog for a new life. A new mantra to live by. I want to laugh and enjoy, find the best in others and leave the world a bit better. Can we do this by gathering and enjoying good food? Perhaps. I see and feel the passion most chefs have for food. You can taste it. I want to be more connected to the earth and others by buying locally and supporting local businesses. As much as I can, I want to be a part of the farm to table movement. So here I go in my own little way.

I chose "fiddlehead foraging" because of the fleeting nature that is fiddlehead season. Those who love them wait for those brief couple of weeks when their tender fronds shoot up giving us their unique, nutty flavor until the fronds begin to unfurl. Sometimes it's those seasons that allow is to live in the moment and be closer to nature. Maybe it is the wait that makes them taste so good.

I'll share my journey here as I taste life and forage for chance encounters with food, people and moments.