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peacemama
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Laugh if you must. . but these fiddleheads (my FAVORITE seasonal food) were harvested in Maine. And shipped to Minnesota. I got them out of a bulk bin with tongs and put them in a bag. And now that they are home, I'm afraid that maybe they have ticks on them just be nature of their geography. What happens if I don't see one and injest it?

Really. laugh if you need to, but I'm a little freaked out. . .

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What is a fiddlehead?

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Is this a fish? I've never heard of it.

It did put a smile on my face though as I pictured what you could eat that has a head like a fiddle!

Does one have a hoedown or a square dance with it? Time for me to Google~

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It is the beginning of a fern as it comes out of the ground. Sauteed with tamari, yum. With deer ticks, not so much.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/222/514010879_4a197381c3.jpg

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Amy C
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Yikes! Sounds scary to me!

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You eat ferns? Hmmm.

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Apparently people here are more concerned with the definition of fiddleheads than they are with the fact that I'm afraid I'm eating deer ticks.

What has this world come to?

LOL!

Does refridgeration/frying kill ticks? EWWWW. . .
I think I just have to throw them out. I sure as heck won't compost them.

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Why freak out? Just take one out at a time and inspect it.

There's probably not a very big chance there's ticks in them.

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Eating ticks = bad

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Peacemama,
I'm on the lookout for Morels. A few have shown, but I'm waiting for the motherload:)

A pan of those fried in butter makes me hungry!

About the fernheads, heat kills ticks -right?!!!

C

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You know, actually, any food we eat could conceivably have ticks on them. What would make fiddleheads more likely to have them than another food?

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I'm kinda joking about the heat. I would think as long as you inspect them thiroughly and rinse good they should be fine. But that is only my opinion. Do you soak them?
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True, true true. . .but I just never thought of it before. Food from the woods? Is that as dangerous as having sex in the woods? Hmmmm. . . .

ANd why freak out? WHY FREAK OUT? Cause I"m having a psych herx, that's why!

LOL! I guess I'm funny when I herx.

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I wished i was funny when I herxed. My OCD tends to annoy the entire family:)
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How about a bowl of ice cream?

That ought to settle this fiddlehead mess, once and for all.

[Big Grin]

PS.. Just so you know.... I meant YOUR ice cream. NOT mine!

[lol]

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peacemama
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My OCD annoys everyone, including the neighbors, who wish I would direct it into yard work.

Tincup. . .I believe we are neighbors, or close enough. It might be your icecream after all.

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soak them in salt water...the bugs come out

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Ok mama, six and I are coming over for some fried ticks! LOL Ok maybe not! But some ice cream does sound yummy [Smile]

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Your tummy will take care of nearly Any bacteria you ingest. That's what the hydrochloric acid is for.
Lyme is NOT endemic in ME except along the southern coast. It's doubtful you'll find deer ticks on fiddleheads, but any nymph that made it into the package is either dead or Will be once you cook it. (OR dry it completely! [Wink]

The live Lyme bacteria typically have to be "injected into you" by a biting insect, in order to contract the disease.

Don't worry abouts it. Sautee 'em & suck 'em down!

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Thank You All for this humor!!!

I laughed and I sure needed it.

(is that a fish?!!)

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Do you know what acid is in your stomach and just how incredibly strong it is against many (but not all) pathogens (those that cause food poisoning)?

Not sure if the digestive enzymes in our saliva are "enough" though.

The "sauce" ...what is in it?

If the food is "sterilized"/iradiated, too many nutrients are lost.

Vitamin C "wash" enough?

One thing I do know...Bb does NOT like calcium or potassium but does like and need sodium.

So you could use that info. to try to figure out what safely you could use to wash the fiddleheads (never heard of it) prior to eating it.

I wonder what is IN this product (used to kill germs on foods, etc.):

http://microcide.com/

Looks AMAZING...cholera, BTW...also follows the "cholesterol pathway". Click on #1 link to see what it kills.

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Fiddleheads are harvested from the woods (usually from MN or WI, but this year they just aren't coming) and then they are put in a bin to be freely shopped from (no package).

So I'll rinse them and steam them, then lightly sautee them with tamari (wheat free soy sauce) for dinner.

: )

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