I too remember when Dandelions were the enemy in my Dad’s mind while he was trying to keep a ‘green’ lawn. As a matter of fact, we were allowed to pick all the yellow dandelions we wanted … especially if it was before they went to seed. Of course, they went to seed way too often anyway, but then we would unwittingly help the spread by blowing the enchanting little white seed pods all around; making it all the harder for my Dad.
Jill has what looks to be some great tasting recipes for my Dad’s old scourge! Some I am not sure of too. 😉
I have been reading Jill Winger’s The Prairie Homestead for quite some time now. Great reading! Check it all out!
I must say I have heard of Dandelion Wine of course, and adding greens and flowers to salads also sounds good to me, but there were some other intriguing ones like Dandelion Jelly, Dandelion Herbal Tea.
Dandelion root tincture is apparently good for kidney detox and more.
Breaded and fried dandelions put me in mind of another flower that a friend from Connecticut (Rib) suggested I try, Fried Squash
Flowers, errr Blossoms. And this recipe sounds so good I have to admit that I am afraid to try it for fear I will have no more squash. 😉
Jill got me going on these edible flower recipes now … I will have to post back some recipes I have found later.