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Plain Kansas

Rosanna Bauman, age 25, is German Baptist Brethren. She is a writer, farmer, and speaker and lives on a rural Kansas farm she shares with her parents and 4 siblings. The Brethren Church, is often mistaken for Amish or Mennonites, but the Brethren have different historical and theological roots. The Brethren Church is a "Plain" church. Members dress plainly and, like the Amish, are pacifists, but they do use cars and phones.

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10 Comments

  1. Kris

    I’ve heard of using the greens, but never knew about the flowers. I would really like to try these, but I would probably be the only one eating them. But, I may try anyway!! I love to try new things, and there certainly is an abundance of “Dandy Lions” as it’s springtime in the Ozarks!

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    1. Kevin

      Let us know if you try them, I am still trying to persuade Rachel!-)

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  2. Carol Morris

    I’ve eaten lots of wilted dandelion greens but this is a new adventure. I will definitely try it. Thanks for all the recipes and info on the website.

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    1. Kevin

      Thank you, Carol, for being such a great reader !

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  3. Wendy P

    I wonder if the henbit that Rosanna talks about is what we would call honeysuckle. I have many a pleasant memory of sucking the nectar out of those blossoms. I haven’t tasted that in a long time, as there are no honeysuckle bushes where we live now.

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    1. Dawn

      There is a henbit which tends to grow in scraggly areas like gravel & parking lots.
      Be careful, Rosanna. I am an experienced forager & know that the wild carrot (“Queen Anna’s Lace”) can be mistaken
      for common hemlock by inexperienced people. This hemlock actually can kill a person,not just give them stomach upset.
      Also, water hemlock is even worse. (two different plants) I’m not as familiar with the water one,but would not put so much as a taste in my mouth-it kills by spreading a toxin that causes heart disruption.
      Thirdly, don’t mix parsnip leaves on your skin during sunlight. Causes a reaction & huge blisters that can linger for months & scar. Those a are the worst warning s in the midwest.
      Other than that, happy foraging! lol

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      1. Kevin

        Thank you Dawn for this very good post and advice…sorry for the delay in approving the comment, a computer glitch on my end!

  4. Connie Coberley

    With a lovely yellow lawn,(lol) I am anxious to try this treat. Thanks for such a fun read!

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  5. Chris

    Hey Kevin
    Is Rosanna popular enough to get her own tab on this new website? 🙂

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    1. Kevin

      Good question Chris, that is actually something I’m planning to add in the next couple of weeks, so keep an eye out for the new Plain Kansas tab

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