Dandelion Goodness

dandelion
So by now, my regular readers are rolling their eyes saying, “Another weed post, Kendra? Give it up already, let’s talk about real vegetables.” Well, I can’t seem to give my weed obsession up. And I found another place to cater to it. You may have noticed it on my sidebar, but I have a link now to Learning Herbs. It’s a pretty neat place where they teach you all about how to make herbal goodies out of things you have growing in your own yard, medicines, teas, food recipes, etc.

The owners, John and Kimberly, has compiled an ebook which you can get for free if you sign up for their newsletter and its pretty interesting. It’s all about how to make home remedies. They even have good uses for lavender which is my all time favorite fragrance and flower, and it just happens to be blooming right now.
lavendar in bloom

Their first newsletter has a recipe for how to make dandelion lemonade with dandelion flowers. Our flowers are all gone by now, but I’m going to save this for next year. They say, “dandelion blossoms steeped as tea can help relieve headaches, menstrual cramps, backaches, stomach aches and even depression.” Cool stuff isn’t it?

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4 responses to “Dandelion Goodness

  1. Very cool. I look forward to more weed remedies.

    The lavendar this year seems especially beautiful. There’s something almost soft about it. I’m not sure if it’s me or if there’s something actually different about this growing season. I bought a bunch of it at the farmers’ market last week and am still enjoying it.

  2. Great tips to know about dandelions. Thanks for sharing. ;)

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