Pages

Thursday, May 6, 2010

DANDELION LOVE


SAVE THE DANDELIONS!! smile!
We love love love these wild, wonderful, healthy creations. I know plenty of folks that poison them, curse them and get nuts over trying to get them out of their manicured lawns.
I never understood that...but...different strokes, I guess :)
Not me, nope...we use the roots for tinctures and infusions, we eat the greens in salads and add them to green smoothies and then we fry the tops (florets/blooms) in coconut oil (resembles the nutty taste of mushrooms) and we make cookies!
Here is a recipe that is healthy, earthy and lovely for all:
Dandelion Cookies

½ cup oil (we use olive or coconut oil)
½ cup honey (we use organic local honey)
2 eggs (we use eggs from our chicks)
1 tsp vanilla (use Fair Trade Vanilla that my friend brought back from her mission trip)
1 cup unbleached flour (you can experiment with different types of flour, depending on your need)
1 cup dry oatmeal
½ cup dandelion florets (from the yard-be sure to use dandelions that have NO chemical spray!!)

375 degrees
Blend oil and honey & beat in 2 eggs & vanilla
Stir in flour, oatmeal and dandelion florets
Drop batter by tspfulls onto a lightly oiled cookie sheet & bake
For 10-15 minutes.

Let cool and eat!
Yummy!!
You can also experiment (to add some ZING) by adding orange peel and/or nuts! yumm-o!
happy spring!