Got Dandelions?

The name, an anglicization of the French “dent-de-lion,” or lion’s tooth, refers to the sharply notched edges of the leaves.
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These beautiful yellow flowers give much more than their beauty gives them credit for.  Some might even call these guys weeds!  Well, as a matter of  fact, the green spikey looking leaves of the dandelion are quite nutritious!

Dandelion greens are high in vitamins A, B complex, C and D, and minerals including iron, potassium, magnesium, calcium and zinc! 

I picked these lovely leaves right from the ground.  They made a wonderful fresh zing to my salad!

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Romaine lettuce with some chopped carrots and bell pepper

2 chopped apples

A couple handfulls of raisins

Dandelion Greens!!!

Mom’s version of the amazing Jack Tar Maple Balsamic Dressing ❤ !dandi5

Jack Tar is by far the best American tavern you’re going to find!  How can you beat the amazing vegan black bean burger with avocado, onion, and pico with a side of the best sweet potato fries EVER.  Not to mention their vegan thai lettuce wraps- SO BOMB! All of their salads are unbelieveable, as well as the entrees and desserts, let me tell you!  And THEIR PIZZA! $5 pizza before 7:30pm! Kids eat free on Sunday!! How can you beat that!?  Thank you Jack Tar for this salad dressing!

Maple Balsamic Dressing (used on Jack Tar’s Baby Spinach *SO GOOD* salad)

  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 medium shallot
  • 1 Tbs Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 Tbs dried basil
  • 2 cups vegetable and olive oil blend
  1. Blend first six ingredients in blender
  2. Drizzle oil slowly while blender is on
  3. Stop and blend
  4. Add salt and pepper (10-15 good shakes)
  5. Blend and test with lettuce or spinach
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