This month the dandelions are blooming, and I wanted to share some cool dandelion tid-bits I found online. First, some poetry. The poem above is on a poster at Billy Lei Photography (go there to zoom in on it if you can't read the text above). I also stumbled on another pretty poem about dandelions, as well as some interesting history, at Natural Mother's Network, and Squirrel Queen introduced me to my new favorite gardening quote...
Roses are red,
Violets are blue;
But they don't get around
Like the dandelions do.
I love having dandelions in my yard, which are both edible and medicinal! The leaves taste good in a salad if you get to them before the flowers grow. I personally think the leaves peppery taste makes a good compliment for tacos. The flowers can be eaten too, and look pretty as a garnish. I also like the taste of boiled dandelion buds with butter and salt (similar to asparagus, but I think dandelion tastes better!).
Here's some other recipes I'm looking forward to trying (well, except the wine...but you all that drink might enjoy that):