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Category : Plants & Vegetables       Region : Northeast ~ Great Lakes       Rating : 5
Three Water Milkweed Buds

Contributor : Added by Administrator

Tribal Affiliation : Grandmother Cree from Manitoba...I live by the Chippewa Creek Ont

Orgin of Recipe : Offered by Karen Laidman ... who learned this from Many moons ago.......from a native friend

Type of Dish : All Indigenous Ingredients

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Ingredients

  • As many green milkweed buds to feed as many as needed.

Directions

Pick the milkweed buds late spring/early summer, when they are still green and tightly closed. Rinse well in salted water, then clear water. Put in pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat, and drain, cover with cold water again and bring to a boil. Repeat one more time.(They are boiled three times to remove the bitterness from the plant, from the white "milk" in the plant that the Monarch butterfly larvae feed on, and cocoon on the plant.)

This tastes like a cross between broccoli and asparagus. It is delicious!

Note: Milkweed plants can be found in most any sunny, open area. The easiest place to gather is along roads, or in fallow fields, all over the place.


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