Our story last week was about the the girl with golden hair-which of course was a dandelion.
I recently bought this book and am following the Outdoor Hour challenges just to give us a little more direction with our nature time. So we looked up facts about the dandelion in the enormous book and learn some pretty neat things.
I have always been fascinated with these little flowers (or weeds if you would like). So much so that I did my own research several years ago and wrote a cute little story about them.
Therefore I knew you could eat them but never really thought about it much. Then I read this post and it inspired me to try it out. So today was cooking fried dandelions.
First we took our walk and collected tons of dandelions. We had three cups full.
Then we gave them a good washing.
Made the batter:
1 C milk
a bit of maple syrup
Dipped and friend in olive oil.
Ready to eat.
Now the big test......
We dipped them in maple syrup.
And the results.........
Landon wasn't sure but ended up eating quite a few.
William was not into them at all. Oh well.
It was fun though and they still couldn't get over that we could eat them. There was much chatter to daddy about it tonight.
Drops of sunshine
Soon to be mine
I’m in luck
So many to pluck
POP! What a sound
OH- Glue all around
Gather a bunch
Before rabbits munch
Hope they stay
For another day
What fun it will be
To set the seeds free
written by Rosemarie