Not only are dandelions packed with nutrients, they are everywhere. Now that Fall is here, I’m already looking forward to greeting them next Spring in my yard. I’m also going to include edibles such as violets, chickweed, malva and other plants I've listed here in my garden. An easy way to grow edible plants and your favorite medicinal herbs is by using a wagon wheel design. Just place on the ground, fill with organic soil, add seeds and plants, water regularly, and watch them grow!
This way, you'll be able to make a fresh salad or a smoothie or even, a dandelion quiche! (see recipes below) from the great outdoors. What could be better?
Blend for 2 to 3 minutes, strain, and pour into large glass. Enjoy this nutrient-packed drink.
3/4 cup of brown-rice flour
3/4 cup of cornmeal
1 tablespoon sage
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup of grated organic cheddar cheese
2½ cups washed and chopped dandelion greens
2 organic eggs
2 ounces of organic cottage cheese
salt and pepper to taste
Backyard Foraging: 65 Familiar Plants You Didn't Know You Could Eat. Ellen Zachos. Storey Books: 2013.
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