The Irrepresible Dandelion

The Irrepresible Dandelion

Dandelion and burdock beer
Pickled dandelion buds
Dandelion and orange curry
Dandelion tissane
Dandelion flower tempura
Bushcraft and Survival Skills Magazine

Taraxacum officinale: blowball, lion’s tooth, cankerwort, milk-witch, yellow gowan, Irish daisy, monk’s-head, priest’s-crown, puff-ball, faceclock, pee-a-bed, wet-a-bed, cankerwort,  swine’s snout. Several years ago I saw a neighbour aggressively pulling and cursing at dandelions growing on her wall. Noticing that she had both daffodils and primroses in her garden, I inquired as to whether or not she liked yellow flowers. Yes; indeed she did. Commenting on her primroses, I suggested how great it would be to grow them from the cracks on top of her wall. “Yes, indeed it would,” she agreed. I said I liked gardening but loved it best when nature took the upper hand and did most of the ‘work’. Again she agreed, adding
that such partially wild gardens are frequently places of exquisite peace and beauty.

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http://fergustheforager.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/WILD-FOOD-ISSUE32-.pdf

And here is a recent review of US based forager Beccy Learner’s first book that I really enjoyed:
Dandelion Hunter by Rebecca Lerner