Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Dandelions and Dresses Oh My !!!

See my leaves with tooth-like edges;Blow my clocks to tell the time; See me flaunting by the hedges,In the meadow, in the lane, Gay and naughty in the garden; Pull me up-I grow again, Asking neither leave nor pardon. Sillies, what are you about With your spades and hoes of iron? You can never drive me out-Me, the dauntless Dandelion

Next time you see a child blowing a dandelion puff, be sure to thank God. Although the dandelion has garnered a reputation as a pesky weed, it is also a medicinal herb and may just have what you need to stay healthy.

The Latin name. Taraxacum Officinale, is derived from the Arabic for " Bitter Herb ", which describes the flavor of it's leaves. Dandelion is known for it's detoxification benefits, particularly in supporting liver and kidney function. They are also rich in antioxididants to help boost the immune system.

Dandelion leaves can be eaten fresh in salads, saute'ed and served like spinich, or dried and steeped water to make tea. Dandelions are rich in vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, B- complexes,C, and D as well as Iron, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Boron, copper, and zinc.
So, now you can go out and harvest good medicine with medicinal benefits.

Here is the beautiful Toile style dress I made Miss Bri today. She looks, ever so lovely in it.


  1. What a pretty dress! I especially like the crocheted flower on the belt. Very nice. :)

  2. Just wanted to add that I responded to your canning comment on my blog - there's a link there as well. :)

  3. What a lovely granddaughter I have! I am so blessed!

    Love You Abri,