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Dandelions for Dinner

Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, food, eco-friendly, protection )

- 2122 days ago -
Most people are perturbed by these pesky summertime weeds, but dandelions can be handy -and delicious- if you just know how to use them right.


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Frans Badenhorst (582)
Monday June 3, 2013, 5:17 am
really?...interesting, thanks for posting Cher...

jeanne schreurs (205)
Monday June 3, 2013, 5:33 am
Dandelion is not only great food but also has medicinal power.

Dandelion root for restoring and maintaining proper liver function

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Kit B (276)
Monday June 3, 2013, 6:11 am

Americans are late to the table when learning about foods common and appreciated in other countries.

Carol H (229)
Monday June 3, 2013, 6:35 am
noted, thank you Cher

Judith Green (8)
Monday June 3, 2013, 10:25 am
I love dandelion greens and dandelion root tea. I also use dandelion tincture.

Connie O (45)
Monday June 3, 2013, 10:59 am
Some of those actually look pretty good.

Roseann d (178)
Monday June 3, 2013, 12:20 pm
YUM! Hell yes! Love, love love 'em!

Past Member (0)
Monday June 3, 2013, 12:35 pm
This little girl spent many, many years in the backwoods Ozark Mountains. Everybody ate dandelion greens, drank dandelion tea, even dandelion wine. They're really good..healthy too!

Sharon W. (4)
Monday June 3, 2013, 1:37 pm
Sounds good!

Birgit W (160)
Monday June 3, 2013, 2:18 pm
I have eaten it many times. But be prepared for a very bitter taste. You can hide it a little by mixing the greens with a potato salad for example.
Dandelions are excellent detoxifiers.

Alfonso Lopez (343)
Monday June 3, 2013, 2:59 pm
alright, thanks for sharing

Paulett Simunich (0)
Monday June 3, 2013, 3:43 pm
Barbara D. I raise my glass of dandelion wine to I eat the delicate first showing of the dandelion leaves......and I grew up in western PA,,,,

Marie Therese Hanulak (30)
Monday June 3, 2013, 4:42 pm
I love dandelions in salades and recipes. My favorite is chopped dandelions & onion cooked in coconut milk. The add a dash of lemon juice. Delicious with mashed potatoes.

Eternal G (734)
Monday June 3, 2013, 5:55 pm
A common garden weed for many, yet a superior medicinal herb for the few... let's turn that around... btw I'm amazed about the amount of commenters knowledgable about dandelion... female power towards EMPOWERMENT!

David F (39)
Monday June 3, 2013, 6:42 pm
I am told by my French wife that you have to cover the dandelion with a bucket in the spring and then eat the white leaf. The green leaf is VERY bitter. I bought some once and used it in my morning green smoothie but a little went a long way and I never did it again

Twyla Sparks (208)
Monday June 3, 2013, 9:41 pm
noted and very interesting

Tuesday June 4, 2013, 12:32 am
Must give them a try. Noted. Thanks Cher

Lindsay K (6)
Tuesday June 4, 2013, 2:48 am
These look delicious.

Emma S (239)
Tuesday June 4, 2013, 5:08 am
Thanks, Cher. I think it's a diuretic too. Have reported the spammer.

Winn Adams (179)
Tuesday June 4, 2013, 6:26 am
My Mom grew up on a farm in PA and they ate them and also made wine with them. I've never tried them myself. Maybe now I will.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 4, 2013, 7:35 am
Dandelion wine too. Yum! :-))

John De Avalon (36)
Tuesday June 4, 2013, 7:38 am
Pesky? Dandelions are beautiful! One of the sights of summer...

Vita P (40)
Tuesday June 4, 2013, 2:22 pm
On the menu: Delicious Dandelions = DD (but without a T!!!)
Thank you.

Lois Jordan (63)
Tuesday June 4, 2013, 2:29 pm
My Italian grandparents just used to pluck them, wash them and add vinegar, oil, salt & pepper. Some of these recipes adding other tasty items sound good, though! Thanks, Cher.

Rhonda Maness (580)
Tuesday June 4, 2013, 2:42 pm
Thanks Cher

ER C (65)
Monday June 10, 2013, 10:39 am
interesting !

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 7:22 pm
I would rather have them growing in my lawn

Beryl Ludwig (78)
Thursday March 2, 2017, 5:29 am
I have a yardful, just looking for new recipes, thank you Cher.
Dandelions are so good for you and even just dress up a salad. Makes me mad that people actually kill flowers?! Dandelion wine is a lot of trouble but if you can make it more power to ya, You will have lots more Dandelions in your future.
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