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#21 wildedibles

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 09:25 PM

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#22 swayambhu

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 06:26 AM

Dandelion greens are a classic Mediterranean dish, just quickly blanched in boiling water, serve with olive oil, salt and a squeeze of lemon. Slightly bitter and delicious.
The flowers, or maybe the whole plant, is legendarily diuretic.
The roots also have a medicinal or culinary use that can't remember.
Years ago I lived in NY state, you could by them canned from the supermarket. Dandelion greens and fiddleheads. They were produced by mennonites or similar group. Unfortunately they were quite mushy and not very good, especially the fiddleheads, which require a light hand in cooking. Well prepared fiddleheads are a thing of beauty.
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#23 wildedibles

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 10:26 AM

I was too late for the fiddle heads this year ....

....Dandelion roots are good for gall bladder and liver issues .... or a tasty coffee that I havent tried but sold lots in the health food stores ;)

 

I will try some greens like that the younger the leaves the better .....some people block the light from the growing dandelions so the leaves are white and less bitter but will also have less nutrients I think??

 

I like some flower buds b4 opening pick a handfull or two if sharing and slightly boil and serve with butter it was one of my first cooked wild edible :)



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Posted 11 June 2019 - 11:29 AM

I had no idea dandelions were so good for you. Awesome videos
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