Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Sauteed Dandelions!!!

It's free...it's healthy...it's tasty and fun for the kiddos!  My four year old daughter and I went into our backyard and gathered a bunch of dandelions, root and all. We washed them super good, gathering them into handfuls and rinsing and soaking them in a large bowl over and over until the water ran clear. Then, we clipped the flowers and roots off and sorted the roots out. I didn't use the roots this time, but they make a great coffee substitute from what I hear. It helps clean the liver.

After we had a huge bowl of dandelion greens and flowers, we took them inside and boiled them for about 15 minutes to get rid of a lot of the bitter flavor. I gave the pot likker to my mother who just had kidney removal surgery, because drinking dandelion pot likker is good for the kidneys and urinary tract.

After they were boiled, I put them in a pan with some melted butter and garlic and sauteed them. I added in some mushrooms, some onion, lemon juice, salt and pepper and a pinch of sugar and VOILA! Free food!
Just make sure you don't gather dandelions near the road or in any areas where pesticides might be sprayed.

You can also make a shit ton of other things with dandelions! Check out this blog http://relache.hubpages.com/hub/Delicious-Dandelions

My new life :)

The smell of Dragon's blood. One of my favorite scents now, thanks to my life partner. It's scent is filling my bedroom now as I write my first post to this blog in FAR too long! I have no good excuses for not keeping up with this blog. I am a horrible blogger. lol
I just took a ritual bath for the first time in a long time. It made my cat go crazy for some reason. He tried to get in the tub with me. This is crazy behavior. My family needs financial blessings right now and I am trying to wash away anything icky on me before I do any type of spell crafting. We have gone through a dry spell recently and it's no fun!
My life has gotten quite interesting. We moved to a new rental house. It sits on 5 acres of land in the country and I am LOVING IT! The kitchen is also pretty huge, so for a kitchen witch, this is amazing! So, that's it. No real good excuses for not writing. Just moving and being a mommy lol I am feeling really good about life right now, though. I know we will get out of the financial pit we are in right now. We always do. My partner is amazing like that. Other than that, life is great!