Delightful Dandelions: Part 4 – The Roots

In the spring time, we enjoyed the greens.  All summer we made use of the flowers.  Now that it is autumn and are putting the garden to rest, it is time to harvest the roots. Native to Europe, Asia, and North America, dandelions and their roots have been used medicinally for hundreds of years for stomach […]

Delightful Dandelions: Part 2 –The Greens

  Every Springtime, I look forward to the Delightful Dandelions to make their appearance.   For several years now, I have been foraging in my front and back yard for greens to add to salads, stir fry, and smoothies.  Recently I was telling an acquaintance of mine how I look forward to this foraging every year.  Her response? […]

Delightful Dandelions: Part One

  Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved dandelions!  I would pick large bouquets, make flower chains, make wishes as I blew the seeds into the air, and admire the tenacity of the dandelion that grows through sidewalk cracks .   I never understood why people had to kill their whole lawn […]