Normally dandelions are thought to be a nuisance, but I am opting to take a different approach to them. Not that I am encouraging the growth of dandelions in my yard, but I will not obsess about destroying the ones that are there. Instead I will eat them.
Wonder how you can eat dandelions......There are lots of ways and recipes. This isn't a new thing for me as I have picked dandelion greens to put in salads. I have never made a salad of just dandelion greens, but have added them to lettuce, spinach, & turnip greens.
So, I was thinking I would like to try making Dandelion Jelly. Although I am not sure I have enough dandelions in the yard to get enough flowers.
Other recipes on the link include: jelly, "coffee", boiled buds, frittered blossoms, & greens.