Tuesday, April 29, 2014

One Man's Weeds Are Another Man's Salad part 1

"What'chu talkin' 'bout, Willis?" Probably not what you think we're talkin' 'bout. Yes, we've got friends in low places...

Well, you see, it turns out that our little hotel/inn combo is something unique and different! The yards of our cozy little cabins are filled with color. And, we're not just talkin' 'bout Dani's painting problem! Those lovely plants people commonly call weeds and decimate with poisonous chemicals are actually pretty awesome. Why? We're so glad you asked! 

Meet Mr. Loewenzahn aka Mr. Dandelion (Pardon our French: Dent-de-lion. Meaning tooth of the lion. Rawrrrr).

Kind of looks like a little lion, don't it?
This little weed has many medicinal uses. It's loaded with vitamins and it's good for your liver and stomach whether it's made into a tea or just a salad.Psychological use: yellow just adds a bit of sunshine to your personality. This is Ingrid's favorite little weed. Plus, who doesn't love the hope blowing dandelion seeds (Pusteblume) into the wind whilst making a wish?
Speaking of salads and culinary stuff, we made some amazing syrup for our ice cream using dandelions! It was just heavenly! Of course, our goats and horses have left us with only a couple dandelion plants so we had to go raid some non-sprayed yards in the area for our ice cream needs.
To think that people spend small fortunes to rid their yards of these "weeds" while others raid yards to make syrup. Ah, the world is a funny place. 
Stay tuned for more yummy weed posts!

Greetings from Oklahoma,

Dani & Ingrid

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