posted on Mar, 25 2019 @ 10:07 PM
a reply to: Wreckclues
If you have any wet land you should already have Cattails.
Also I didn't see any mention of Milkweed or Ferns.
Excellent filler foods.
Stems - trail nibble, salad, cooked vegetable. The young shoots and stems taste like cucumber.
Flower spikes - Cooked Vegetable. Gather when green. Boil for a few minutes. They taste reminiscent of corn on the cob
Pollen - Flour. For a short time in late spring or early summer, before the flower spikes turn brown, the green pollen can be gathered by carefully
bending the flower head into a bag, and shaking it gently. the flour will fall into the bottom of the bag.
Stuffed Milkweed Pods Recipe
4 oz. cream cheese softened
1 tbsp. diced red onion
2 slices of cooked bacon
1 small jalapeno chopped fine
salt and pepper
20 milkweed pods, boiled and split
Heat oven to 375°F.
Place the softened cream cheese in a bowl and mix in the diced onion, jalapeno, bacon, salt and pepper. Remove the immature seeds and silk from the
boiled milkweed pods, and spoon in about 2 tsp. of cream cheese filling until the pod is full.
Roll the exposed seam of cream cheese in bread crumbs and place seam side up on a baking sheet covered with a sheet of parchment paper.
Bake the stuffed pods for 15-20 minutes. Serve warm.
Stir-fried or added to Soup.
Recipes all over the internet.