Monthly Archives: May 2015

NOW is the time to find special flowers

Right now, at least here in SE CT, you might notice trees with mostly white fragrant flowers drooping down, much like wisteria (in drooping and in that each flower looks very similar, all being in the pea family, btw). These … Continue reading

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Mayapple

Driving down a road today, I saw someone had plants for sale in their front yard. Some species of mayapple (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podophyllum) was for sale w/a nice plant w/a fragrant flower for $4. Pehaps it is Podophyllum peltatum.The gardener didn’t realize … Continue reading

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dandelion root & Xylaria comparison

Young tender dandelion root pieces in a soup remind me of Xylariain both texture and look.

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Turkey, Dandelion (greens, flower buds, and peeled tender roots), clover, & wild garlic green soup

I find clovers, at least this time of the year, are tender, especially when cooked. I took frozen turkey bones w/a little meat on it, put it in a slow cooker, then boiled the greens (minus garlic greens) to remove … Continue reading

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dandelions

Does covering dandelions stop them from further bittering? Can it reverse bittering? Even it so, I’m not sure if the sun is then proven to chemically cause it to bitter. Other possibilities, may include?: The absence of sun stresses the … Continue reading

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