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Dandelions are considered a nuisance by many, but to those in the know, they're a welcome source of free food. They're loaded in vitamins and anti-oxidants, and can be eaten from blossom to root. Now that's hard to beat!

Ready to give dandelions a try? Here are some great recipes:

RECIPES THAT USE DANDELION BLOSSOMS

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Dandelion Herbal Jelly

Kick off the jelly-making season early with a batch of dandelion jelly. If you make enough, you can stash some away for gifts.

Related Recipe: Dandelion Honey

Dandelion Fritters

Get out the cooking oil, and fry up some dandelion fritters. It's a little bit naughty, but it sure is tasty.

Dandelion Infused Oil

It only takes 30-minutes of hands-on time to create dandelion infused oil out of regular olive oil. Give it a try.

Dandelion Wine

Put up some dandelion wine now, and you'll have something to look forward to next spring.

RECIPES THAT USE DANDELION GREENS

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Dandelion Salad

Gather some dandelion greens from the backyard; toss them with your favorite dressing; and you've got a meal in minutes.

Dandelion Greens with Onion and Garlic

Cook dandelion greens with onion and garlic for a whole new flavor.

Cream of Dandelion Soup

Make up a big pot of dandelion soup. Then, enjoy some now, and freeze some for later. The cream of dandelion soup from prodigialgardens.info uses not only dandelion leaves, but flowers and buds too.

Sauteed Dandelion Greens

Sautee some greens with a piece of bacon for a warm and flavorful dish in three minutes or less.
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