Dandelions are popping up everywhere at the moment. So why not treat those you love the most in your life and cook up some beautiful dandelions to eat, Give the ultimate gift this year - your time and a new experience and get your family out collecting.
Get outside, take in one of the 356 sunsets we are invited to every year and gather some dandelions to choose which delicious dish you make!
Fried Dandelion to Dandelion Honey to Dandelion Pesto
This week we have been sharing some of favourite Dandelion recipes from Fried Dandelions Flowers to Dandelion Honey to Dandelion Pesto .
We are kicking off with our Fried Dandelions, a favourite with some of our Revolutionaries like Jodie! They got thumbs up from her boys. They loved being able to forage it and taste it on the table. How delicious!
Dandelions leave Kale and Spinach in the shade for nutrition
I always smile when I see a lawn brimming with beautiful bright lions! They are brimming full of vitamins and antioxidants. A large handful of dandelion greens has more calcium than a glass of milk and they are more nutritious than kale or spinach. It's amazing that anyone would dare to call them a weed!
They are rich in potassium which makes them a diuretic which is why in French they are called Pissenlit which translates to “pee the bed”
Why do they have such a grand name
“Dent de Lion” in French translates to the “tooth of the lion” in English. It feels like a very grand name but when you stop to look the way the leaves are etched look like a lion's mouth. Try drawing a few of them and let us know what you think
Are they really tasty?
Yes! They are - we believe you are going to see more and more of them in your salads as they are been commercially grown. Maybe we will have a dandelion field in our Kitchen Table Revolutionary Farm House as we dream of the future. They are very successful seeders as their seeds fly like parachutes in the sky and use the fork bottom of their seed to cling to the earth before they pop into blossom.
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Here are some of our favourite recipes! We will be releasing our Foraging Fairytales every week. So make sure you sign up to our email list so you don't miss out!
It is super simple - toss in finely chopped fresh or dried dandelion root into a mason jar. Fill it up to two thirds full. Add a vinegar of your choice- I like it with cider vinegar. Use a chopstick or non-metal spoon or similar to poke around in the jar to allow any air bubbles to rise to the top.
Leave to infuse for six weeks (put it somewhere cool out of direct sunlight). I will be using this at my Super Clubs this year!
Also if you are low in iron or calcium, it could help you hit your daily quota quicker.
( per 100/grams as a % of your Daily Allowance - Dandelion leaves Calcium 19% Iron 17% vs Spinach Calcium 10% Iron 15%)
Top tip: They pair really well with Bacon too and they are a great way to add greenery to my breakfast plate.
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