What's in Season: Spring Recipes

Fresh Food Using Seasonal Ingredients

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1st. picked fiddleheads of spring
Photo Credit:
Diane Peck

Get fresh with spring recipes using asparagus, peas, rhubarb, and other seasonal favorites

Cooking with ingredients that are fresh and in season means better taste, nutrition, and even cost savings.

We selected edibles based on what's most common across North America but we know that every region has its own fresh and local foods. We welcome your ideas!

Asparagus Recipes

Broccoli Recipes

Cooking Greens (chard, kale, mustard, collards, dandelions)

Fiddlehead Recipes

Herb Recipes

Pea Recipes

Potato Recipes

Rhubarb Recipes

Salad Recipes

Spinach Recipes

Scallion Recipes

Strawberries and Fruit Recipes

More Spring Recipes


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I use my canoe to go to my

I use my canoe to go to my favorite fiddlehead spot. I hate cleaning the brown covering off the green gems so I made my own cleaning devise. I took a 5 gallon pickle bucket with a lid and drilled as many holes (1/2 inch wood bit) in the top, bottom, and sides as I could. I Attached a short rope to the closed bucket full of fiddleheads and dragged behind the canoe on my way back from my harvest. All cleaned. If you don't have a boat or canoe find a waterfall to clean your fiddleheads. Enjoy!

My Mom used to love them as a

My Mom used to love them as a snack, steamed and with butter on them... yummy.

I tried fiddleheads last

I tried fiddleheads last year. They take a little work to clean and blanche, but they were an interesting side to a brunch of egg nests and smoked salmon.