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Offline Stickhead

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Milkweed pod season!
« on: June 19, 2018, 04:36:22 pm »
This is my favorite wild veggie, and its peaking now in VA.  Snip em, rinse and boil em.  A little salt and butter, and you cant beat em.  (Just leave some buds for the Monarch butterflies.)

Offline Stoker

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Re: Milkweed pod season!
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2018, 01:32:35 pm »
Interesting.. Ours are just blooming.. Taste like chicken???
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Offline KHalverson

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Re: Milkweed pod season!
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2018, 03:42:00 am »
I harvested and tried these yesterday.
I boiled twice.
tasted like a cross between wax beans and asparagus.
added butter and a touch of minced garlic.
delicious!!

Offline tattoo dave

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Re: Milkweed pod season!
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2018, 09:56:48 am »
So I have to ask, why boil them twice?

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Offline KHalverson

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Re: Milkweed pod season!
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2018, 02:22:02 pm »
So I have to ask, why boil them twice?

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Dave.
i know that the sap is bitter.
i done it to make sure it was all gone from the pods.
unfortunatlly i think the pods are too far along to do this now.
next year i will definatelly try this again and try only boiling once.


Offline tattoo dave

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Re: Milkweed pod season!
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2018, 04:32:52 am »
I have more milkweed in my yard then I could possibly eat, and more coming up everyday. I'm pretty sure I'll have plenty to eat for a while. I'll be trying this soon. Maybe tonight.

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Offline tattoo dave

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Re: Milkweed pod season!
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2018, 04:37:34 am »
So, I had some last night. Only boiled once, but did soak them in cold water for about 5 minutes. No bitter taste. They were yummy. I have 2 daughters, one is suspicious of darn near everything I put on the table, the other is more than happy to eat experimental foods with me. She loved them, said they were yummy and will eat them again.

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Offline bjrogg

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Re: Milkweed pod season!
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2018, 03:16:38 am »
I tried it, I liked it.
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Offline bjrogg

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Re: Milkweed pod season!
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2019, 01:53:57 pm »
Just starting to bud today. I picked a baggie full. Rinsed them in cold water a couple times then boiled, drained and added some butter. Not to bad.
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Offline JEB

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Re: Milkweed pod season!
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2019, 01:54:42 pm »
You guys got something against a can of veggies, lol

Offline Danzn Bar

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Re: Milkweed pod season!
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2019, 02:38:14 pm »
I'm with JEB.
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Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: Milkweed pod season!
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2019, 07:26:05 pm »
Not sure about the milkweed out here, but I got a bunch of zucchini and yellow squash coming in!  If I verload real bad, I have a friend who feeds her dogs raw food, and they like zucchini!.  Won't be foraging much with the bum knee, but there is a bunch of choke cherries just down the road! 
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