Colcannon is a classic Irish dish. The name is Gaelic for white-headed cabbage, and it's usually made from cabbage or kale combined with mashed potatoes. Traditionally colcannon is served in fall, when cabbage and kale are in season, but not being a cabbage or kale lover (who's kidding whom, I can't ... Read More about Dandelion Colcannon Recipe: Two Ways!
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Years ago, before I was officially a forager, I visited Crete in early Spring with my parents. As we approached the entrance to the Samaria Gorge we saw that the fields were full of people picking something. My father pulled over and made me get out to ask what they were harvesting. Being a dutiful ... Read More about Simple Dandelion Greens Recipe
Lest you think pesto is only for basil...think again! Lots of wonderful greens make excellent pestos, and so do many different nuts and seeds. Dandelions and black walnuts are both strongly flavored wild edibles, and they combine perfectly in this pesto recipe. Fresh, tender dandelion greens and ... Read More about Dandelion & Black Walnut Pesto Recipe
Dandelions elicit strong reactions from both lawn-lovers and gardeners. Strong, negative reactions. If you find yourself in this camp, here's your chance to exact delicious revenge. The dandelion is a versatile and tasty weed with four different edible parts...that makes it an edible superstar in my ... Read More about Dandelion: an Edible Superstar
I admit it, I'm feeling a little cocky. After a long winter with very few fresh veg, spring greens are popping up all over, and these fritters bring just what I need and want to the table: fresh, healthy vegetables in a rich base of puréed evening primrose root. Each bite made me smile. Some ... Read More about Spring Greens Fritters (with Evening Primrose Root!)