Its spring! And what do we find in our yards in spring? Dandelions!
I can hear you saying, “Don’t remind me. I have to pull all those weeds out.”
No!!!! They are a wonderful plant. The flowers can be made into tea, the leaves in your salad and the roots make a wonderful coffee (or at least that’s what I hear about the coffee–haven’t tried it yet).
Take the kids with their baskets and have a picking party. The air is fresh, the grass is green and there is wonderful sunshine. Then take vinegar and water and wash the heads. Then pick the petals out as the green part is bitter.
Put some petals in a cup of hot water and let it steep for about 20 minutes. It kind of tastes like green tea, yet different. My grandma and grandpa use to pick a reed like plant from the desert and make tea. This almost had a tinge of that taste also. It is really good and good for you.