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QueenofQuiteAlot
True Blue Farmgirl

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Dalyn
Milk 'n Honey Ranch Central, WA
USA
865 Posts

Posted - Mar 10 2009 :  7:49:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I saw in the latest MJF magazine that someone had made and drank the dandelion coffee MJ talked about in her last book. Well, we did too!

We have a small homeschool co-op and the boys are all reading "My Side of the Mountain" and learning life/outdoor skills this year. We were discussing for a couple weeks eating wild foods, and I brought in Mary Jane's "OutPost" book because it has such great pictures of some wild edibles. The class copied the recipe for dandelion coffee in their notebooks because they were so excited about the idea of being able to drink "coffee" that we mammas would actually allow!

Then my youngest son dug up dandelion roots from our yard, cleaned them, chopped them, and then we roasted them and ground them. The next class we took our dandelion coffee grounds and brewed a pot for the class. I brought in steaming cups with cream and sugar and the boys thought they were really special! They all loved it, and plan on doing it again.

The next plan is looking for spring cattails to gather for pickling. Who would have thought Mary Jane could inspire a bunch of 10 year old homeschool boys?!

Dalyn

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Alee
True Blue Farmgirl

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Alee
Worland Wy
USA
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Posted - Mar 10 2009 :  9:40:03 PM  Show Profile  Click to see Alee's MSN Messenger address  Send Alee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
TYhat is great, Dalyn! I had forgotten about spring cattails! I know just where to go to get a bunch!

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QueenofQuiteAlot
True Blue Farmgirl

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Dalyn
Milk 'n Honey Ranch Central, WA
USA
865 Posts

Posted - Mar 10 2009 :  9:56:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Are you going to pickle them? I have lots around, but wonder about eating them...I'm surrounded by apple and pear orchards that are sprayed with toxic stuff several times a year!

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lacisne88
True Blue Farmgirl

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Chelsey
Lake Stevens Washington
USA
1181 Posts

Posted - Mar 10 2009 :  11:22:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's awesome! I just read about the dandelion coffee in the new MJF mag. It sounds interesting :)

Chelsey
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Miss Bee Haven
True Blue Farmgirl

4330 Posts

Janice
Louisville/Irvington Kentucky
USA
4330 Posts

Posted - Mar 11 2009 :  07:12:43 AM  Show Profile  Send Miss Bee Haven a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
That is awesome. How great for those boys to have learned that.

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PlumCreekMama
True Blue Farmgirl

730 Posts

Heather
Iowa
USA
730 Posts

Posted - Mar 11 2009 :  9:20:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I can't wait for the weeds to get growing! My favorite is fried dandelion flowers. I take dandelion flowers, dip them in egg, then in flour and fry them up in oil. Everyone thinks I'm crazy, but it really is good!

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Wildcrafter
True Blue Farmgirl

340 Posts

Suzanne
Seattle WA
USA
340 Posts

Posted - Mar 12 2009 :  05:06:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I pickle the flower buds.

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And it's been that way ever since!

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ruralfarmgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

4309 Posts

Rene'
Prosser WA
USA
4309 Posts

Posted - Mar 12 2009 :  08:47:10 AM  Show Profile  Send ruralfarmgirl a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Dalyn,
Why am I not surprised? Queenofquitealot is absolutley the perfect name for you :)

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QueenofQuiteAlot
True Blue Farmgirl

865 Posts

Dalyn
Milk 'n Honey Ranch Central, WA
USA
865 Posts

Posted - Mar 13 2009 :  12:19:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
YOu are so funny! Guess what?? My husband is teaching a CPR class there in Prosser soon, and I want to go! I need to get a cast iron pot & lid and besides I'd love it if you were free and could stop for a cup of coffee at one of the little shops...
We just got home yesterday from spending the night at the Cave B winerey/Inn- oh my! Glorious!

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Huckelberrywine
True Blue Farmgirl

1607 Posts

Michelle
Rosalia
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Posted - Mar 13 2009 :  7:25:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
:) That was me! Just love that MaryJane for making us part of her magazine. So generous!

I like the idea of dipping the blossoms in egg and frying them up. I'll have to give that a try, thanks! I think cattails are protected in Washington though...but I could be wrong. Definitely want to look into that before pickling them and definitely be sure of the water source. Roots are so good at absorbing and storing that stuff, which leaves the water cleaner, but then the toxins are in the cattail. Best if you can grow your own in your own pond and be sure of what goes in and what doesn't.

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ruralfarmgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

4309 Posts

Rene'
Prosser WA
USA
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Posted - Mar 14 2009 :  2:15:38 PM  Show Profile  Send ruralfarmgirl a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Dalyn,
A YEA!!!!! Let me know when, I will email you my cell number...

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QueenofQuiteAlot
True Blue Farmgirl

865 Posts

Dalyn
Milk 'n Honey Ranch Central, WA
USA
865 Posts

Posted - Mar 17 2009 :  10:01:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It will be Wednesdy! Tomorrow!

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ruralfarmgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

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Rene'
Prosser WA
USA
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Posted - Mar 17 2009 :  3:27:42 PM  Show Profile  Send ruralfarmgirl a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Perfect... wanna grab coffee????

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QueenofQuiteAlot
True Blue Farmgirl

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Dalyn
Milk 'n Honey Ranch Central, WA
USA
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Posted - Mar 18 2009 :  09:48:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Renee, I am sick still! Bummer. My poor husband sadly left the house without me this morning. I really wanted to have a coffee with you and search your great little stores for my cast iron pot!

Dalyn

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QueenofQuiteAlot
True Blue Farmgirl

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Dalyn
Milk 'n Honey Ranch Central, WA
USA
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Posted - Mar 19 2009 :  08:39:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I was very sad to have missed you Renee, and Prosser! My husband came home from teaching that class loaded with cheeses, wines, and chocolate! Oh yes, and he brought me home one of my favorite vinegars from one of the winteries too. I love those fermented, real vinegars for salads. Yum. We decided we may retire there someday- at least spend my birthday there in a couple weeks. I love your little town!

Dalyn

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loribeck
True Blue Farmgirl

588 Posts

Lori
Alvordton 36
USA
588 Posts

Posted - Jul 30 2019 :  6:06:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fun with yet another older post. I have to get the Outpost book. I have never heard of dandelion coffee. I am going to try it next year. I have a lot to learn about weeds. It sounds so interesting. There are so many things outside that I could be using and taking advantage of and am not. Have any of you other girls done anything with dandelions? Please share.

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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

4422 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
4422 Posts

Posted - Jul 31 2019 :  07:02:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow, this discussion was before my time. I have MJ Outpost book and I will take a look and learn more. People make dandelion jelly from the flowers and eat the green tender leaves in salad. I wonder if dandelion coffee is similar to hickory coffee which is plant based and still popular in parts of Louisiana . Chickory coffee blend used to be available in most grocery stores but I haven't looked to see if it is there lately. I have tasted the chickory blend coffee and it is a bit bitter and very strong tasting for my liking. I understand it became a staple in the South during the Civil War days when regular coffee was not available.

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loribeck
True Blue Farmgirl

588 Posts

Lori
Alvordton 36
USA
588 Posts

Posted - Aug 02 2019 :  6:03:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have heard of the chickory coffee. I have never tasted it. I kind of like my coffee to be a little on the weak side. I really want to taste the dandelion coffee when the dandelions come out again. I'm intrigued.

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