Friday ... a food begining with 'D'
"Dandelions are enjoying their true place in the world as a beneficial, restorative plant. Often used to make wine, dandelion leaves can also be eaten, but it's the roots that are now widely known as a coffee substutute. (Don't be fooled - it tastes nothing like coffee.)
A pretty plant with a yellow flower that makes way to a ball of delicate plumed seeds that are blown off by the slightest breeze. Children love to tell the time by counting the number of blows required to blow off all the seeds.
Category: Herb To Buy: Buy dandelion root whole or ground from health food stores. An instant dandelion drink is also available from health food stores.
To Store: Store in the pantry in a sealed container.
Tips & Tricks: Make a soy dandy in an expresso machine using ground dandelion and warm soy milk. (Use less dandelion than you would coffee - it's very bitter.)" - www.thefoodcoach.com
"Dandelion wine" - novel by Ray Bradbury
The title refers to a wine made with dandelion petals and other ingredients, commonly citrus fruit. In the story, dandelion wine, as made by the protagonist's grandfather, serves as a metaphor for packing all of the joys of summer into a single bottle.
При бъбречни възпаления и задържане на течности:
1 с. л. сушени листа от глухарчета се запарва с 1 чаена чаша вряла вода и се оставя за 10 минути. Пие се по една чаша сутрин и вечер.