I HAD to share this awesome post from http://www.lovelearnwander.wordpress.com
As you probably already know, we have a field of dandelions here. As opposed to being frustrated trying to eliminate them all, I thought it would be really great to make use of them in any way possible. Win-Win, am I right?? So I was THRILLED when I came across these 2 fantastic sounding ‘not your typical dandelion recipe’ dandelion recipes. That syrup is tops on my to-try list this summer! Looking super cool 🙂 A big thank you to Love Learn Wander for allowing me to share!
This week’s foraged goodness is a real little ray of sunshine and is probably blazing its way across your lawns right now – the dandelion. If you missed last week’s instalment on Hairy Bittercress, you can find it here.
Dandelions are so abundant and persistent at this time of year that people spend hours trying to eliminate them – a quick google search tells me that we’re spraying, digging, salting, smothering, even torching (really?!) this gardeners blight – when what we should be doing is enjoying their deliciousness.
The dandelion ‘weed’ can be found just about anywhere grass grows and can be harvested at any point during their cycle, though the leaves do get tougher as they age. Just make sure the land you’re foraging is chemical free (no roadsides!) and you really can’t go wrong. I sent my children over the garden fence to gather ours, they spent…
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