Valley Bounty: Dandelion Greens
Dandelions are found on all continents excluding Antarctica, and have been foraged and eaten by humans since prehistory. Several local farms grow dandelions for their greens, which are rich in vitamins (especially A, C, and K) and minerals (like iron and calcium). Dandelion greens have an earthy flavor with a touch of bitterness. Try them in place of basil in pesto, or sautéed in butter or olive oil with chopped garlic and onion.
Valley Bounty is written by Brian Snell