Monday, April 29, 2013

A, B, C, and now D…

And so we come upon the letter D…hmmm

Dandelion you say?  Why in the world would I include a weed in my ABC book? 

Well, it’s like this, ask any kid what is one of the most fun things to do during summer and they may tell you that blowing on a dandelion puff is right up there with catching fireflies (or as we called them when we were kids, Lightening bugs) 

Besides the fun factor, there is also a nutritional plus with dandelions. Yes, you can eat the leaves and the flowers too!  Although I have never tried them, I have heard that they are tasty. It is good to know that if I had to-- there is something right in my front yard (that I can easily identify) and eat.

So I I’m sure you can guess that I will never use weed killer of any kind on my lawn.  It may never be golf course perfect but it is green and green is good. 


Christine said...

I have tried dandelion grrens but I didn't like them, maybe it was the way I cooked them. Think they were sort of bitter.

maddyrose said...

I know that bunnies like all parts of the dandelion. I'd be afraid to eat any that have grown in my yard because of the weed and feed.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I think I remember eating dandelion leaves in salads when I was a kid. They are on the bitter side--as Christine said.

Magic Love Crow said...

I have never had dandelion greens, but I have had the heads. Battered and deep fried! Excellent ;o)

Related Posts with Thumbnails