Hubby was teaching Son how to use the riding mower, and I went running frantically to ask them to stop, and to wait.
Hubby helped. Although reluctantly, as he was eager to take me on my first motorcycle ride.
I needed enough for 2 cups of yellow dandelion petals, so we picked some.
Note on the dandelions: Recipe states to rinse then pull the petals off. Once they get wet, they are horrible to get off the flower heads. I put them all in my salad spinner after rinsing to remove as much water as I could.
Mmm! I made two loaves of dandelion bread. The recipe is here (Food Storage and Survival). I think my bread is a bit more yellow due to the yolks of our organic eggs here. Not sure, but it looks brighter than the photo on the recipe.
It's a dense, moist, heavy bread. Good to slather on some butter, honey or whatnot. I'll admit, it requires some work removing those petals, but I had a helper in the kitchen this time. The loaves are not real tall, but have a good flavor. I can't really give you a sense of the flavor, but it's good. I got my dandelions just in time today.
I picked a bit too many dandelions, so the extras went into the freezer. I'll most likely use the flowers for tea making.
A small funny...
As we were picking the dandelions, I said to Hubby, "did you know the stems of dandelions can used and eaten in place of noodles?" He responded, "only you." Which I responded, "we have oodles of noodles here on the homestead." We both laughed. I'm pretty sure I made some grammatical errors in that last paragraph but I must scoot and get my day started.