Press "Enter" to skip to content

Posts tagged as “dandelion”

The Delectable Dandelion

By Doann Houghton-Alico

What? You think there’s a typo in the headline? No, as it turns out, every bit of this plant is edible, and in France, certainly known as an international culinary center, they are grown as a commercial crop. In fact, the name is from the French dent de lion or lion’s tooth for their serrated leaves.

The deer and our climate and lack of water make picture-book green lawns a rarity here, but if you’re one who yearns for that, you hate them; even gardeners pull them up every chance they get. But wait! There’s another side to these ubiquitous plants.