Photo Essay

Photo by M.C. Kauffman


May 10, 2003

Ketchikan's Dandelions Are In Brilliant Bloom

The greens of the dandelion... of them, the prominent herbalist Gregory Tilford has said, "Dandelion is one of the most complete plant foods on earth. All the vital nutrients are conveniently contained in a single source, in quantities that the body can easily process and fully absorb."

If you know dandelions as food at all, you know that they are bitter. If the bitterness bothers you, it is easy to mask it by serving the dandelions with breads and pastas, tomato-based sauces, sweet dressings, cheese, meats and condiments such as vinegar, lemon and garlic. Properly prepared, anyone can enjoy the flavor as well as the nutritional benefits of dandelions.

Around our home the only critters eating the Dandelions are our geese - they enjoy the tasty leaves, flowers and especially the large fleshy roots. This beautiful patch of Dandelions is just out of their reach!


M.C. Kauffman ©2003


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