Published on July 27th, 2010 | by Becky Striepe5
Depression Era Cooking: Dandelion Salad
We love foraging for food around here! Wild fruits, veggies, mushrooms, and weeds are free sources of local, healthy eats in a time when we could all stand to save a buck.
Have you guys run across Depression Era Cooking with Clara before? She’s a 94 year old woman who shares cooking tips from the Great Depression on her YouTube channel and in her cookbook. In the video below, she shows us how to clean and prepare gathered dandelions to create a nutritious salad:
When you do go out foraging, just make sure you’re careful about where you look. You don’t want to gather a bunch of dandelions sprayed with harmful pesticides. Scout out places where folks don’t spray, and gather away!
Have you guys cooked with dandelions before? Tell us about it in the comments!
Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by ladybugsleaf
Becky Striepe is editor at a Eat Drink Better, a green blogger, and independent crafter with a passion for vintage fabrics. She runs a crafty business, Glue and Glitter, where her mission is to use existing materials in products that help folks reduce their impact without sacrificing style! She specializes in aprons and handmade personalized bags for toting your lunch.