EAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY, TASTES LIKE A PEA
When was the last time you took culinary advice from a butterfly? Well, your wait is over. While the Milkweed plant is the primary food of the Monarch butterfly caterpillar, they're great for us too. Pickled in a light marinade of cider vinegar, the natural pea-like flavour of the milkweed pod is transformed into a sweet and floral appetizer with a definite zing.
Harvested in remote fields and meadows of southern Ontario and Quebec, the expert foragers of Forbes Wild Foods blend effortlessly with the Monarch population (although one or two invariably end up joining the southward migration). Whether as an hors-d'oeuvre, part of a recipe or as the garnish in a vodka martini, the taste of the pickled milkweed pod may just make you want to fly.