Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
A tasty spring vegetable, asclepias syriaca or common milkweed is now in season in Eastern North America - to be harvested responsibly.
Here are two simple, seasonal, vegan recipes using the seed pods of the common milkweed plant.
Flowers of the common milkweed are not only edible but a delicious addition to any number of recipes. Now that Ontario has removed them from the noxious weed list you can grow them in your garden - the butterflies will thank you for it.
How to harvest common milkweed pods and prepare them for recipes, like this chilled summer salad with chickpeas.
Some of the wild foods we foraged this past two weeks, our outings, and ideas for what we made with our bounty.
What we have been foraging in southeastern New England for the week ending 06/27/2011.
What we're finding this week growing in the wild areas of southeastern New England, and what we made with it.
How to identify and when to agther the many useful edible parts of the common milkweed plant.
Here in southeastern Connecticut, the foraging season is progressing rapidly with new edibles available every week. Peek at what we have been finding, and what we made it.