Braised Dandelion Greens

Quick and nourishing, this dandelion greens recipe worked really well. The maple syrup offsets any bitterness, and the Korean red pepper flakes add a “to die for” additional flavour. Red chilli flakes won’t work nearly as well! Dandelions are one of my go-to plants. Simply because when I want a bit of wild nutrition they are so easy to find. Gather the young leaves before the plant has fully matured,

This Dandelion Salad Is Nature’s Nutritional Powerhouse

Spring has finally sprung. And the young dandelions are bouncing out in bloom. It’s time to try your hand at this super simple dandelion salad recipe. It’s power packed with nourishment. Dandelion greens are extremely high in vitamins A, K, and beta carotene. They are also high in vitamins E, C, thiamine, riboflavin, B6, folate, and the minerals calcium, iron, potassium, and manganese. In his wartime ‘Kitchen Front’ broadcasts in the

Dandelion – A Foraging Guide to Its Food, Medicine and Other Uses

Dandelion grows abundantly in many parks and gardens. This easily recognisable weed was once a cure-all of herbal medicine and is still popular in food and drink. Scientific Name Taraxacum officinale Family Asteraceae, formerly Compositae. Botanical Description Bright yellow composite flowers crown an erect stem (up to 1-30 cm) emerging from a rosette of large jagged, green leaves. Older plants have a long tapering white root and younger plants have

Nasreddin and The Tale of the Dandelion

When I first encountered Dandelion intimately, I fell in love instantly. Out came my camera, and clicking through the countryside I went, taking snapshots of sunbursts. Only to return to my computer and stare mesmerised at the wonderment in front of me. I’d blow up the flower pictures until my mind melted in the ecstasy that is only Dandelion. Oh the wondrous Dandelion, how my soul has been graced by your

Wild Garlic & Dandelion Salad

Being a rather full day, I wanted to rustle up a quick lunch, and on my way back from a meeting I gathered a few handfuls of young Wild Garlic (Allium ursinum) and Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) leaves. Thinking of how the French have traditionally served their dandelions, or Pissenlit as they call it, I decided to create my own variation. I was intrigued to find that it was actually very

Dandelion Dressing Recipe on Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

This makes for a wonderful Wintertime Dandelion dressing recipe. Many assume that the best time to pick dandelion greens is in Spring (actually I find they have more bitterness then). Dandelion greens harvested in Autumn and Winter often have very low bitterness, even less than the chicory or radicchio that you’ll find in your grocers. Compared to spinach, dandelion greens have eight times more antioxidants, two times more calcium, three

A Simple Dandelion Salad Recipe

A quick a delicious dandelion salad recipe you can knock up in the kitchen in less than 15 minutes. Healthy, fast food! Dandelion Salad Recipe – Ingredients 250g baby beetroots in mild malt vinegar 130g Raven’s Oak goat’s cheese 2 x small discovery apples 1 x handful of washed small dandelion leaves (Taraxacum spp.) 1″ piece of ginger olive oil cracked black pepper Dandelion Salad Recipe – Suggested Instructions Grate the apple along with the peeled ginger and mix together. Next dice the beetroots and goat’s cheese and mix with the apple and ginger. Finely slice the dandelion leaves lengthways and fold into the salad mixture along with a few glugs of olive oil.

Dandelion Flower Vinegar

The dandelions are all bright and beautiful at the moment. Perfect, I thought for making a dandelion flower vinegar. Dandelion Flower Vinegar Recipe Ingredients Dandelion flower heads Cider vinegar Jam jar with rubber sealed lid And so jar in hand, I walked out down the lane from my house and gathered as many dandelion flower heads as I could fit comfortably into the jar. I took them back to my

Dandelion Vinegar Recipe

Nothing beats the delightful taste of wildcrafted dandelion vinegar, mixed in a salad dressing it really zings up your wild green salads. Make this dandelion vinegar recipe early in the Spring before the dandelions have started developing. Dandelion Vinegar Recipe Ingredients 1 large jar with lid As many dandelions (root and leaves) as will fit in the jar Organic cider vinegar Note: It is illegal to dig up roots without

Eva’s Warm Dandelion Salad

Today was so sunny, and the Dandelion leaves looked so lush my daughter decided (after being inspired by Master Chef of which she is a total addict) to create a dandelion salad using the remaining ingredients of our fridge. Definitely, a dandelion recipe that I’ll be repeating! Dandelion Salad Recipe Ingredients 4 handfuls of shredded spring cabbage 2 handfuls of chopped dandelion leaves 1 sweet potato (peeled, diced) 4 new

Hairy Bittercress, Dandelion & Papaya Salad

A wonderfully sensual dish combining the exquisite sweetness of Papaya with the pepperiness of Hairy Bittercress and the gentle flavour of mild Dandelion greens. I picked up some out of date Papayas the other day. Out of date in the sense, they were still green and I had to ripen them up to their golden pinky-orange. I scoffed one of them, and as the delicate scent overloaded my olfactory system,