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Hi, my name is Kevin Williams and I am owner of Oasis Newsfeatures and editor of The Amish Cook newspaper column.

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  1. 1

    Darlene Kistler-Alvord


    I never liked the greens when I was a child in Indiana, but I loved the fried dandelion blossems and living in Florida now, I never get them.

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  2. 2

    Marti


    Not a comment to be posted — just a question about the recipe — there is water listed, but not used in the directions? Could you clarify?
    Thanks!

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      Kevin


      Marti, good eye…that was an error…The water should not have been listed, I removed it..enjoy! – Kevin

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    Jan-o


    How does one find a dandelion in growing in one’s yard if it has no yellow flower on top? When you say picking it must before it “blooms” perhaps (hopefully) you mean before it turns into a puff. Otherwise are we to crawl on hands and knees with magnifying glass in hand? Call me…”Not That Hungry’ :)) BTW, Thanks, Kevin for fixing the broken links.

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      Dawn Kirk


      Hi Jan-0,I guess you have to be able to recognize the greens.I can do that-they’re all over & I’m familiar with them.Of course can’t explain it here with no picture,but that’s the key to it,knowing what they look like before hand.
      Dawn-a reader.

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        Dawn Kirk


        Forgot to add;he means even before the yellow flower grows,so way before the puff stage.The leaves are jagged with a small circle in the middle.They’re not tiny,(don’t need a magnifying glass!)but it would be best to use a guide book to indentify.

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    Charlotte


    Looks like soup.

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    Becky Leeman


    my mom and grandma made it similar to this, but without Miracle Whip and eggs, but ate it hot, sometimes over boiled potatoes. They liked a lot of vinegar and it was too sour for me.

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    A.


    how do u grow dandelion’s? can u just use the one’s in the yard? or do u have to grow them a special way?

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    Maxie Anderson


    When I lived in Jackson Hole, Wyo. I had an ole mountain man cookbook, so decided to make some cooked dandelion greens. Wasn’t accepted very well. Wasn’t sure when they should be picked. I never got to the salad. I figured as many that grows and aggravates us, should serve some purpose. When company came in and ask” what’s cooking, my girls said “You won’t believe it cause mom’s cooking weeds.” LOL

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