I went to Summit lake for some fishing this past weekend. The fishing wasn't so good, so I took a hike. I found quite a few fiddle heads, enough for 2 meals, and lots of spruce tips. We had the fiddle heads last night with grilled salmon and grilled vegies. We brushed a little olive oil on the fiddle heads and cooked them on the grill. I liked them this way and it is a nice change from sauteed in butter.
Then for an after dinner tea we steeped the spruce tips for about 5 minutes in hot water. It was mild in favor and quite good. The tea had a relaxing or calming effect. This was my first time for spruce tip tea and I will definatly do it again.