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Old 04-08-2009, 01:54 PM   #11
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Looks good, appart from the dandeloin greens. Not so sure I would want to eat those. You do mean dandeloins, as in the ones with the yellow flowers?

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Mel, one of my favorite salads is a dandelion salad..You buy them in the store or if you're lucky like i was as a kid your gramps grew them..Pick, wash if home grown, rinse from store as well, cut like you would chives add to your bowl diced into big pieces hard cooked egg, sliced red onion , salt and pepper evoo and some red wine vinegar gramps used home meade vinegar..serve that salad with a hunk of warm Italian or French bred all drippy with butter..Heaven to me...I loved it..My dh isn't fond of it but will nibble at a little. I love the slightly bitter taste as it blends with the dressing and eggs..YUm
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Old 04-08-2009, 01:57 PM   #12
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Interesting. Sounds expensive though with all those different greens. Do you usually serve it to a large group?
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Old 04-08-2009, 02:24 PM   #13
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Looks good, appart from the dandeloin greens. Not so sure I would want to eat those. You do mean dandeloins, as in the ones with the yellow flowers?

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not exactly. The dandelion greens (not dandeloin!) sold for food are not the teensy plants with yellow flowers that are the bane of every lawn-keeper. Same genus, different variety. long, dark green leaves -- maybe 12 to 18 inches in length -- and have a peppery bite to them. I love them sauteed with garlic, or mushrooms, or any number of other veggies.

They're a particularly tasty counterpoint to the sweetness of our native Gulf Shrimp.
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Old 04-08-2009, 02:50 PM   #14
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I absolutely love mixed salads like this! The dressing sounds amazing too, although I may sub the vinegars for fresh squeezed lemon...just a taste preference for me. Do you think it would still be as tasty?
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Looks good, appart from the dandeloin greens. Not so sure I would want to eat those. You do mean dandeloins, as in the ones with the yellow flowers?

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heres a pic of the dandelion greens

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Interesting. Sounds expensive though with all those different greens. Do you usually serve it to a large group?
they aren't very expensive here. i get one bunch of each, clean, rip, wash and spin dry. then i put the clean greens in a zip bag with a paper towel in the bottom of the bag. they last about a week for a family of 4 to have salads every night as a side dish. sometimes we have the salad and on the side to add a choice of topping (protein) solid white tuna, hard boiled eggs, bacon, feta cheese, cheddar cheese or smoked ham steak diced and thats dinner for several nights.
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I absolutely love mixed salads like this! The dressing sounds amazing too, although I may sub the vinegars for fresh squeezed lemon...just a taste preference for me. Do you think it would still be as tasty?
it will change the flavor a bit but try it. i make a string bean salad and broccoli salad with oil, garlic and lemon.
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Old 04-10-2009, 03:32 PM   #18
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i like this mix of greens because there is a nice mix of mild and strong flavors.
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they aren't very expensive here. i get one bunch of each, clean, rip, wash and spin dry. then i put the clean greens in a zip bag with a paper towel in the bottom of the bag. they last about a week for a family of 4 to have salads every night as a side dish. sometimes we have the salad and on the side to add a choice of topping (protein) solid white tuna, hard boiled eggs, bacon, feta cheese, cheddar cheese or smoked ham steak diced and thats dinner for several nights.
For each of those listed I would pay about $2 each. Greens are not cheap here, even iceburg lettuce is $2 a head.
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For each of those listed I would pay about $2 each. Greens are not cheap here, even iceburg lettuce is $2 a head.
it is about .49 - .69 a lb and a head is about a 1 lb give or take but to us it is worth it. iceberg is .89 a head.
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