Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Dandelion - Weed or Delicacy?

No, I didn't go out to the yard and dig up all the weeds growing in the lawn and turn them into a salad. But once in a while, "our organic farmer" (more on that at a later time) will throw into the box something unusual that will usually sit in the refrigerator way too long before I send it out to the compost because I'm not brave enough to try it or my prejudices get in the way. It used to be beets and swiss chard, but now these are some of my favorite foods. This time, it was fresh spring dandelion greens - the oh-so-common weed. I usually make this salad with mesclun and/or arugula but I was out of those and the big bag of dandelions sitting in my refrigerator for almost too long beckoned. It was surprisingly good! - just like the farmer said they would be. Could it be that I will anticipate the dandelion harvest each spring from now on?
The Salad:
Greens of your choice, cooked beets, blue cheese or goat cheese or feta cheese, lightly toasted walnuts, salt, pepper, a splash of olive oil or walnut oil, and a splash of champagne vinegar. Mmmmmm.

1 comment:

  1. I'm picturing a piece of grilled salmon on top for dinner!!! Thanks for coffee, I'm more of a summer entertainer, so my time is coming!



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