Walking through the countryside at this time of the year, even with a thick mist one can spot the yellow of the dandelion though the grasses. I know that garderners hate the so called weed but at this time of the year it brightens the countryside! I for one think that this sun-like flower is beautiful it blooms early in the year when little else is on show.

Remember as a child picking the seed heads and blowing to the wind seeds like little parachuts and so helping the plant to desperse its seeds.

Have read on the readers digest that in the past dandelion drinks and broths were recommended for a variety of ailments, from jaundice to consumption. Apparently the leaves have a high content of vitamin A and C. I know that the leaves when young can be eaten in salads. I heard that wine can be made from the florets. And the roots when dried and ground could be used as a coffee substitute.

A weed yes but so much more.

Published by anarosarioferreia

Hi am new to WordPress I have arrived in England in the late sixties met my Husband and got married have two grown daughters and one very lively granddaughter. My life revolves around my family and walking through the countryside. Love gardening and cooking too.

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