Fiddlehead Fern is picked in the spring when they just pop out of the ground and are still curled looking like the head of a violin. They grow in the northeastern part of the USA and in eastern Canada. Being in Nevada I never expected to see these luscious delicacies again but you can see I was wrong. Trader Joe's had them and I grabbed a package very quickly. The recipe is one I just put together with what I had available. Didn't want to take the time to go to the store for anything else. You can buy sundried tomatoes packed in oil... yum.