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May. 3rd, 2011

Note to self: Don't eat the dandelions.

... Got it.

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marielaf
May. 3rd, 2011 05:20 pm (UTC)
Sounds unpleasant. ((hugs))
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jesslin
May. 4th, 2011 02:25 pm (UTC)
I munched a leaf - I was bored! And curious! Everyone talks about how good they are for you! But my intestines decided this was a Very Bad Idea about an hour and a half later (I'm told I turned grey. I sure felt it). I'm wondering if it's because Dandies are somewhat related to sunflowers, which I already have a known problem with, or if there was just something on said leaf. I ate a flower too, but I've eaten dandie flower bits before without an issue. Really, no idea. Just not an experience I need to repeat. EVER! I bless you in your continued dandelion eating ventures :D

(Cooking may well solve the problem, but I'm going to be very cautious before experimenting further.)
metyldapryde
May. 5th, 2011 03:55 am (UTC)
It may also depend upon where you got the dandelion from. Lawn chemical sprays travel. A lot farther than most people realize.

I've also read that the younger leaves are better. Still haven't tried the leaves yet, but I was going to try dandelion fritters one of these days. Granted that uses the flowers.
jesslin
May. 5th, 2011 01:34 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm sure washing would be beneficial too. But see, that would have required common sense :D I've always wondered about consuming the milky sap stuff that even the leaves have; that just doesn't seem appetizing. The flowers can be quite sweet. I think I have a quick bread recipe that uses flowers, probably not unlike the fritters.
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