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Home Town: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Living In: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Sandra is asking: (1 answer)
Anyone doing anything unusual with garden plants from your summer garden that people think you only use for landscaping purposes? :) I have heard lots of people use dandelions in their salads.

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Last updated: Dec. 2, 2013 12:59 am
Posted: Jul. 19, 2013 4:08 am
 
Answered by: Party Chef
Jul. 19, 2013 4:11 am
No dandelions in this yard! Hubs makes sure of that. People say that stuffed zuke blossoms are good but I've never made them.
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Don
Don
Jul. 19, 2013 4:19 am
Nasturtium flowers are colourful and fabulous in salads. cheers
 
sueb
Jul. 19, 2013 4:25 am
Now that the yucca has finished blooming, I might try to dig up some yucca root and try that!
 
Lucky Noodles
Jul. 19, 2013 4:40 am
We ate dandy greens as a kid. DH won't allow weeds in the yard so there is chemicals we never heard of on it and I would not want to take chances. Kinda peppery or bitter if I remember. And grandma would fry zuke blossoms, dip in flour and egg. They were good but I want the zukes so need the blossoms!
 
Lucky Noodles
Jul. 19, 2013 4:42 am
Last year I wanted to try Nasturtiums, dad gave me a plant. Just as the blooms appeared so did tiny tiny black bugs. Never got to try eating one.
 
*Sherri*
Jul. 19, 2013 5:30 am
I have a ginger called "Red Buttons", you can eat parts of the flowers, kind of like sweet tarts. I put purslane in my salads. I have Amaranthus plants, the leaves are edible, like spinach, and they're really colorful in the garden.
 
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