Well how ridiculous are they? The flowers make the most delicious sunshine jelly. Truly, it tastes like sunshine.
Zee iz right — the flowers are great as fritters, eaten warm and dipped into spicy chipotle aioli. Omg, so good. The greens don’t need to be cooked, just wash and toss a couple into salad. Preferably with mixed greens and some arugula and a chili lime dressing. Dandelions are delicious.
One day I gotta write a cookbook about the weird things we can eat that are marvelous. Did you know nasturtium blossoms taste peppery? And it looks all fancy when you throw them on a salad.
I used to have neighbors that would get down on their hands and knees and pluck the yellow heads off the dandelions and then paint weed killer on the individual stems to kill the plant without cutting unsightly holes in their lawn. They wore socks in sandals, black shiny track pants and they hated animals.
I’m sure I drove them crazy what with feeding strays and putting bird feeders around my yard.
This was a fun post. lol.