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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Behold, the Lowly Dandelion


dandelion

Behold, the lowly dandelion. I included a picture (flower not fully open) in case there is somewhere in the world that doesn't have the ubiquitous weed. Yet, I went out today and gathered a bag of blossoms. What do you think I'm going to do with them? Put your guess in the comments. No prize... just fun.
bag of dandelion heads



19 comments:

Ratty said...

I should know this because I think you mentioned uses for dandelion before. Maybe you are going to make jelly?

Ratty said...

I change my guess! It's not jelly, but it's close. I'm not going to say because it might be cheating. You revealed the answer somewhere else today, but I'll leave it to you to tell where. :)

Duxbury Ramblers said...

We use to pick dandelion heads on St George's day 23 April to make wine. Why St George's day well he is our patron saint and we always got a day off school so we had to pick the flowers.

Carol.

John | Daily Photo said...

I think you'll use half of them dipped in batter and fried and the other half as you mentioned elsewhere :-)

I hope you're going to publish a recipe.

rainfield61 said...

You are going to join them one by one to form a necklace.

Secondary Roads said...

I like them dipped in batter and fried. Yummy! Your mileage may vary.

fortuitous faery said...

potpourri? a dandelion salad? i've never eaten these flowers, if they really are edible!

chubskulit said...

are they really edible? just curious based from those answers i read lol...

chubskulit said...

Oh now following you btw...

Ann said...

I'm going to guess some wine.

Mother Goose said...

I'm believe you will make soup. Yum?

WillOaks Studio said...

Dandelion wine?

VanillaSeven said...

To brew a tea Sharkie?

Sharkbytes said...

Hey! It's nice to have a lot of people enjoying this little guessing game.

Ratty- I actually forgot that I told what I was going to do in John's comments. I'm tickled that you saw it there.

Carol- My dad used to make wine, and I still have his recipe.

John- I will publish the recipe on Associated Content, but I'll put a link when I reveal the answer.

Rainfield- I have been known to do that in the past, but I was much younger then.

Chuck- Yeah, I'm not a fan of fried stuff, even fritters. And you will see from today's post that this is not where these are destined to end up.

Fortuitous Faery- How nice of you to stop by. I love Miss Igorata. They are edible, but the flowers can be bitter if not prepared in some way.

Rose- thanks! And yes, indeed, the dandelion is an amazing plant. All parts are edible in various ways.

Ann- Dad used to do that.

Mother Goose- Now that is something I have not previously tried.

Karen- a possibility, I have my dad's recipe.

Vanilla- tea would be easy, eh?

Tomorrow I will reveal all!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Well, I'm obviously to late here but was going to say use them in a salad.

spinninglovelydays said...

Oh, I didn't get to see this before commenting on the top post. I guess you're not making tea, lol.

Sharkbytes said...

Jo- the leaves are good in salad if you get them before the plant blooms

Ivy- no problem!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

My grandfather used to make wine out of dandelions but I don't know what part. I never understood why people get so wound up about dandelions in their yard. They're pretty! And compared to the nasty prickly bitey weeds we have in California, they're quite innocuous.

Sharkbytes said...

Hi Dennis- nasty prickly bitey weeds hurt the feet. The whole wine process took days and days as I recall. I liked the wine, but was too young to be allowed very much.

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