Christmas Fern Fiddleheads and Cinnamon Fern Fiddleheads
Just finished taking a stroll through “My Cherokee Garden” and had a wonderful surprise. Many of the fern fiddleheads were emerging from their dormancy. The Cherokee would eat the fiddleheads (new fern sprouts) as an early vegetable. After a long winter they would collect the fiddleheads and saute them. Fern fiddleheads were a great source of vitamins and nutrients. They are called fiddleheads by the Europeans because the new growth resembles the shape of a violin’s scroll.