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THE FRONT PORCH CHALLENGE
This is a blatant ripoff of Master Chef's Mystery Box Challenge (thanks Gordon Ramsey for the idea).
The idea is to let your creative spirit soar while you imagine and create a new dish using a pre-selected ingredient. Every few days we will post an ingredient.
1. You must use that ingredient in your recipe.
2. You can use as many other ingredients from the Front Porch bottomless pantry as needed to create your recipe.
3. The recipe must be your original creation (no snitching now)
4. You can create and post more than one recipe if desired.
5. Post the recipe(s) here for all to marvel at and enjoy.
6. There will be no judging or awarding of prizes. THIS IS FOR FUN ONLY.
7. Let your imagination soar to new heights; it will invigorate you.
Nov 10, 2015
Let's start off with a fairly easy one: The Pomegranate
The favorite foods of Canadians vary slightly from region to region, and are strongly influenced by their family heritage, especially in relation to holiday celebrations. Along the Atlantic coast, seafood and dishes derived from English traditions (except in Quebec) are common. In Quebec, favorite foods come from the area's French heritage. Throughout Canada, maple syrup and maple products are popular, reflecting the significance of the maple tree, whose leaf adorns the flag of Canada. Many families enjoy a visit in early spring to a maple sugar "shack," the special rustic building where sap from maple trees is boiled in a large open pan to make maple syrup.
Later in the spring, many people in Eastern Canada visit a wooded area to harvest fiddleheads. Fiddleheads, named because they look like the coiled end of a violin ("fiddle"), are the tasty new sprouts of woodland ferns, picked before they develop into large lacy fronds. They are a fragile spring specialty, usually available for just a few weeks in the spring. Grocery stores in Canada may stock frozen fiddleheads alongside other frozen vegetables