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May Birthday Giveaway: Super Natural Every Day

Super Natural Every Day cookbook

This month Not Martha will be 10 years old. Ten years! To celebrate I’m holding a giveaway each weekday, they’ll be filled with stuff I love made by people I know. Here we go.

I’m super happy to have a copy of Heidi Swanson’s book Super Natural Every Day to offer as our first giveaway. Heidi’s site, 101 Cookbooks is one of those sites I’ve been reading for years and years and our cookbook club chose her first book, Super Natural Cooking, for our first meeting and everything was a delicious success. With Super Natural Every Day Heidi has given us simpler and quicker recipes that I cannot wait to make. The book is broken up into Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Dinner, Drinks and Treats and has a collection of tips that I’ve found myself trusting Heidi to know. (Eggs from really awesome small farms actually are more difficult to peel! It’s not my imagination!) Did I mention this book is vegetarian? It is. I hardly noticed though. I ate dinner just shortly before I am typing this and the photos are making me hungry again.

You want this book. To enter please leave a comment with this entry, you have until Tuesday, May 3rd at 10 a.m. PST to enter, the fine print applies. If you’d like please answer this question: Have you ever cooked with dandelion greens? I’ll go first: I have not, but there is a recipe for Chickpeas & Dandelion Greens in this book that is very simple (seven ingredients!) and I’m gonna try it. Alright, good luck everybody! Closed! Thank you for entering!

· comments [707] · 05-2-2011 · categories:books · food ·

707 responses so far ↓

  • 1 noimea // May 2, 2011 at 2:10 am

    I didn’t cook with dandelion greens but I would love to try!

  • 2 Tina // May 2, 2011 at 2:12 am

    Happy 10 years anniversary! Looks like a great cookbook!!

  • 3 Breanne // May 2, 2011 at 2:17 am

    I have not cooked with dandelion greens, but I’d like to. I like them as a flower, and I’ve always found it weird that we don’t embrace such a stubbornly hardy plant instead of investing so much into chemical research to get rid of them!

  • 4 Gika // May 2, 2011 at 2:19 am

    Dandelion greens – my mother-in-law remembers that every year her mother would serve fresh dandelion greens as a spring tonic. Always wondered about that. And I almost always have some in my yard each year.

  • 5 Jessa // May 2, 2011 at 2:19 am

    The food on the cover looks soooo good. Happy blog birthday!

  • 6 Kelly // May 2, 2011 at 2:22 am

    I love 101 Cookbooks! Dandilion greens…I live in the land of dandilions: they grow here like crazy. Last year I collected early greens for salad, and even used them mixed with stining nettles in a nice soup. Later in the season they were too bitter to eat, really. I also tried harvesting and roasting the roots for chicory-coffee substitute. Drinkable, even pretty good, but a ton of work. It did put a dent in our dandilion population though.

  • 7 Amy I. // May 2, 2011 at 2:24 am

    Oooh I’ve been coveting this book! I’ve never cooked with dandelion greens but I must say I’m intrigued. Happy blog birthday Megan, from a long-time subscriber!!

  • 8 Heather // May 2, 2011 at 2:27 am

    I haven’t cooked with dandelion greens before. Now I’m wondering, would I buy them at a grocery store? Or pick them from my yard?

  • 9 Susan // May 2, 2011 at 2:30 am

    This book looks perfect for me. I always need some help with making healthier vegetarian food. I have been a vegetarian for nearly a decade and am always looking for new ideas and inspiration that will entice me to cook real food.

    Happy Anniversary and thank you for the giveaway!

    <3 dozzie.doe@gmail.com

  • 10 Marie Biswell // May 2, 2011 at 2:33 am

    I just adore the name of the book – I’d like to be supernatural too!

  • 11 Danika // May 2, 2011 at 2:34 am

    I’ve baked with dandelion heads. I put them in oatmeal cookies with sunflower seeds and almonds. They were super tasty and got the best reactions from people when they found out the secret ingredient =).

  • 12 Cath // May 2, 2011 at 2:36 am

    I never tried to cook with them before. I think it might be difficult to find them in Portugal. Never seen them in the stores :)

  • 13 katy // May 2, 2011 at 2:41 am

    I haven’t cooked with dandelion greens. I’d love to add this book to my collection. thanks for the give-away.

  • 14 april // May 2, 2011 at 3:02 am

    Nope, I’ve never cooked with dandelion greens, probably closest I’ve gotten is wild fiddleheads. I love Heidi’s site and her first book and have been drooling over her newest – I would love to add it to my collection!

  • 15 bestmishu // May 2, 2011 at 3:18 am

    The food on the cover looks soooo good. Happy blog birthday

  • 16 Kate // May 2, 2011 at 3:25 am

    Congratulations! I have not cooked with dandelion greens — in fact I’m not sure my grocery store carried them until very recently. I only noticed them within the last month. I would love to check out this book!

  • 17 Kate // May 2, 2011 at 3:31 am

    Congratulations!! I’ve never cooked with dandelion greens, or seen them in a shop for that matter!

  • 18 Jamie // May 2, 2011 at 3:34 am

    No, I haven’t! But that doesn’t mean I don’t want to, because I really, really do.

  • 19 Megan // May 2, 2011 at 3:35 am

    Congratulating you on 10 great blogging years…yea! To answer your question, have I ever cooked with dandelion greens. The answer would be no- but I had them and they were tasty! Now, if I should by chance win some awesome givaway to an awesome cookbook that holds a tasty looking recipe for said greens….you better believe i’d be makin’ them in my kitchen :)

  • 20 molly // May 2, 2011 at 3:36 am

    i have not cooked with dandelion greens, but i’m not sure why — i love cooking with wild greens, but for whatever reason, i’ve never used dandelion greens!

  • 21 Kate // May 2, 2011 at 3:47 am

    I’ve never cooked with dandelion greens, which is surprising considering how much I love experimenting with vegetables and new greens. Now, I just need to find some!

  • 22 amanda // May 2, 2011 at 3:49 am

    happy anniversary! would love to own this book, i adore heidi’s recipes! and no, i have not cooked with dandelion greens yet. i have tried them raw so many times and can just barely stomach them. but i know they are so good for you and i want to like them!

  • 23 Courtney Marlowe // May 2, 2011 at 3:50 am

    Haven’t tried dandelion greens but I did try beet greens once and it was kind of a disaster.

  • 24 jean h // May 2, 2011 at 3:54 am

    I have never cooked with dandelion greens but I believe that that I have the yard for it! Looks like a wonderful cook book.

  • 25 Elizabeth // May 2, 2011 at 3:55 am

    I’ve never cooked with dandelion greens. I do remember gathering them with my childhood friend and giving the greens to her mother to cook with.

  • 26 Toni // May 2, 2011 at 3:55 am

    I have never cooked with them, but I have had some in a salad before. This book looks great!

  • 27 Kate // May 2, 2011 at 3:56 am

    I only found out last week that you could eat dandelion greens – we always used to give them to our tortoise!

  • 28 Gina // May 2, 2011 at 3:57 am

    Never cooked with them before but have thought about it – our yard certainly gets our fair share of dandelions! Fun giveaway :)

  • 29 KD // May 2, 2011 at 4:00 am

    I’ve never cooked with dandelion greens before… wonder if I can use the wild ones in the yard. Ooh maybe I could pick them and sell them next week at the farmer’s market. ;)

  • 30 Cathy // May 2, 2011 at 4:03 am

    i’ve never tried them, and am not sure where i would even get them! congratulations on ten years of blogging!!

  • 31 Rachel // May 2, 2011 at 4:03 am

    I am not sure I have ever cooked dandelion greens. odd answer I know but I think I attempted it once since I remember picking the yellow head to make jelly or wine and then gave up when I realized how long it was going to take to clean them.

  • 32 Jenn // May 2, 2011 at 4:07 am

    Never tried cooking with them, but would like to try !

  • 33 sallysadie // May 2, 2011 at 4:11 am

    Haven’t cooked with dandelion greens yet, but I did (just last week!) make dandelion jelly with some petals I collected here in NYC. Maybe it’s time for a dandelion-themed meal.

  • 34 Maggie // May 2, 2011 at 4:13 am

    I’ve just started reading her blog, its great.

  • 35 margot kingon // May 2, 2011 at 4:15 am

    Never cooked with dandelion greens but I have a whole field of them! With prices everywhere on the rise now would be a good time to start cooking with them. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • 36 Madelyn // May 2, 2011 at 4:21 am

    I’ve only used them in wraps and salads.

    The book looks lovely!

    Congrats on 10 years!!

  • 37 Line // May 2, 2011 at 4:22 am

    I’ve never cooked dandelions greens before, but heard a lot about them; I should try really… The book looks inspiring!

  • 38 Mary Ellen // May 2, 2011 at 4:22 am

    Never have and not sure if any stores around here carry them although whenever I see a giant field of dandelions, I always think about it!

  • 39 Amy // May 2, 2011 at 4:24 am

    Congratulations on 10 years! I have never used dandelion greens but my Italian grandmother used to use them a lot.

  • 40 Wendy // May 2, 2011 at 4:24 am

    I have actually cooked with dandelion greens. And blogged about it, too! http://wisdomofthemoon.blogspot.com/2008/08/grow-your-own-mexican-dandelion-greens.html I’m so excited to see this book!

  • 41 Kate // May 2, 2011 at 4:25 am

    Never cooked with them, but could give it a whirl. Excited about the giveaways!

  • 42 Felicity // May 2, 2011 at 4:27 am

    No, but that cover is making me drool, which is saying A LOT right now.

  • 43 G. // May 2, 2011 at 4:27 am

    I haven’t cooked with dandelion greens, but I remember my mother doing so. I’d like to try it. Thanks for offering the giveaway!

  • 44 Jessica // May 2, 2011 at 4:30 am

    I haven’t. We give them to the chickens and there aren’t any left over for us. :)

  • 45 Adrienne // May 2, 2011 at 4:30 am

    I’ve cooked with dandelion greens! Well, not so much cooked as made a salad of, but I enjoyed them.

  • 46 Jamie G // May 2, 2011 at 4:37 am

    I have never cooked with dandelion greens. Maybe I can learn how if I win. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  • 47 Plantdetective // May 2, 2011 at 4:37 am

    Dandelion greens are something I would like to like, but they are a so green and bitter. Not my cup of tea so far.

  • 48 amy // May 2, 2011 at 4:41 am

    Wait, you can cook with dandelion greens? Cool! (I guess that means ‘no’ from me) But, really, congrats on your birthday. Well done.

  • 49 Becca // May 2, 2011 at 4:48 am

    I haven’t cooked with them, but I have had them in a salad before, does that count? :)

  • 50 megan // May 2, 2011 at 4:49 am

    congrats on 10 years! i have never cooked with dandelion greens, nor would i even know where to find them!

  • 51 knittingshelley // May 2, 2011 at 4:51 am

    Is it weird that I can’t make myself buy dandelion greens in the store because my lawn is filled with them? Logically, I know they are grown for human consumption, unlike the ones in my lawn, but still! I guess I would use them if I tried them and they were awesome.

  • 52 Meredith Ryncarz // May 2, 2011 at 4:53 am

    I have never cooked with dandelion greens and have no idea where to find them. I have had them at a restaurant though and they are great!

  • 53 Lou // May 2, 2011 at 4:56 am

    I haven’t cooked with dandy lion greens, but I have eaten bluebell flowers.

  • 54 Jody // May 2, 2011 at 4:57 am

    No, I haven’t but I would definitly try it. If I win the book that is.

  • 55 papelhilo // May 2, 2011 at 4:59 am

    I have cooked with dandelion ! it is very famous in the region where I come from in France (Lyon) : served like lettuce, with little fried bacons, boilt eggs and “croutons” (dices of fried bread)

  • 56 Alison // May 2, 2011 at 5:02 am

    I would like to have enough dandelion blossoms to make wine, but I can’t get enough at one time.

  • 57 Vicki // May 2, 2011 at 5:03 am

    Yes! I have cooked with dandelions. I also remember gathering them with my great-aunt–we would walk around her neighborhood looking for greens.

  • 58 Susan // May 2, 2011 at 5:03 am

    Happy #10!!! I have never cooked with dandelions but my uncle used to make dandelion wine that wasn’t too terrible. : )

  • 59 Kathy // May 2, 2011 at 5:04 am

    I have never cooked with wild dandelion greens, but have had the Italian cultivated ones and they were delicious. Thanks for this giveaway!

  • 60 Morgan // May 2, 2011 at 5:04 am

    I have not cooked with dandelion greens, but the yard will be full of them soon, so I’d be excited to try.

  • 61 Maria // May 2, 2011 at 5:08 am

    I’ve never cooked with dandelion greens, but this seems like a great way to start (anything with garbanzo=yum!)

  • 62 APayne // May 2, 2011 at 5:10 am

    No I have not cooked with them, but right now I have plenty coming up in my yard to make a meal. I can share too :-)
    Congrats on 10 years!

  • 63 Matilda // May 2, 2011 at 5:11 am

    Hello! Congratulations on 10 years! I’ve never eaten dandelion greens. My closest experiences to the have been smooshing the flowers into little friends faces to paint tme yellow; rubbing a wart on my knee with dandelion sap and having it dissapear; and, of course, blowing the ‘clocks’. Most of our dandelions in oz don’t get big enough greens for eating but I’d be game if I could find some.

  • 64 Sarah // May 2, 2011 at 5:11 am

    No I haven’t but I’d love to!

  • 65 Megan // May 2, 2011 at 5:12 am

    Congrats on 10 years of Not Martha! I have never cooked with dandelion greens.

    Megan
    craftydolphin.blogspot.com

  • 66 Erin Robison // May 2, 2011 at 5:13 am

    Congratulations! Wow! 10 years! Way to go!
    Dandelion greens are fantastic! I would love to pair them with my new obsession….chickpeas! Have a great week, everyone!

  • 67 Carrie C. in VA // May 2, 2011 at 5:14 am

    I have never cooked with dandelion greens, and not sure I have ever tasted them!

  • 68 patricia // May 2, 2011 at 5:15 am

    I have never cooked with dandelion greens but I made a horrible attempt at dandelion wine about 15 years ago.

  • 69 Ruth Ann // May 2, 2011 at 5:16 am

    I’ve never cooked with dandelion greens but I’ve got enough in my yard that I’m willing to give it a try. And then I could call my yard a vegetable garden and feel much better about all the weeds there. :)
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 70 Sheri // May 2, 2011 at 5:16 am

    I don’t mean to rain on your birthday parade, but no posts to help those affected by the southern tornandos?

  • 71 GG // May 2, 2011 at 5:18 am

    I have never cooked with dandelion greens before, but I’m trying to get more actively involved in spending my money at the local farmers markets, so we’ll see what inspires me next time I go. A couple weeks ago it was frisee – a first for me, as I rarely eat the stuff they stick on “fancy” salads. But the frisee I got was gorgeous and green and really tasty!

  • 72 Erica // May 2, 2011 at 5:20 am

    I haven’t cooked with dandelion greens, no, but I seem to remember them being covered in a talk on foraging I went to a while ago. Very excited to see the new book–the first one is wonderful!

  • 73 Anna // May 2, 2011 at 5:22 am

    Hurray, ten years!
    I’ve never cooked with dandelion greens as an adult. But perhaps I should try foraging again.
    As a child, I would help my Father collect dandelion greens for making wine, though I don’t remember how it turned out.

  • 74 katy // May 2, 2011 at 5:23 am

    I have….scrambled eggs with dandelion greens, they were very tough and, since they were from my parents backyard, probably covered in lawn chemicals! Congrats on your big milestone.

  • 75 Juli // May 2, 2011 at 5:24 am

    Thanks for the giveaway. I have never cooked with dandelion greens, but I have tried the wine. It’s too sweet for my taste.

  • 76 Michelle @ A Voracious Appetite // May 2, 2011 at 5:26 am

    I love 101 Cookbooks. What a great giveaway! Congrats on 10 years :-)

    I’ve never cooked with dandelion greens before! I’m not even sure where I’d find them. Do grocery stores carry them? I’m curious.

  • 77 AmandaL // May 2, 2011 at 5:26 am

    I have not, but I think of that book by Gene Stratton Porter, A Girl of the Limberlost, every time I see a recipe for them.

  • 78 kathleen @ the lushers // May 2, 2011 at 5:29 am

    I have not cooked with dandelion greens. Can you just pick them out of the yard?

    This book looks great! Happy 10 years!

  • 79 Val Z // May 2, 2011 at 5:36 am

    I have never used dandelion greens, but have always wanted to since reading My Side of the Mountain as a child – the protagonist runs away and lives in the mountains for a year, completely dependent on grazing/gathering for his food. This still inspires me. :)

  • 80 Deb Schiff // May 2, 2011 at 5:37 am

    I haven’t cooked with them, but I did have a salad with them at Angelika Kitchen once. Not one of my favorites, but they do make a fine miso dressing.

  • 81 Kirstin // May 2, 2011 at 5:38 am

    Congrats on 10 years!

    I have never myself cooked with dandelion greens, but I distinctly remember eating them as a child when over at one particular friends house!

  • 82 Tom S. // May 2, 2011 at 5:39 am

    My Mom and Grampa used to have dandelion salad and Grampa made some kind of dandelion wine I think. I wouldn’t have touched it with a 10 foot pole.

  • 83 logan // May 2, 2011 at 5:39 am

    Oh, I’d love to win a cookbook! Happy Birthday Not Martha! We share a birthday month!

    Also, is the contest closing tonight or Tuesday? It said Tuesday May 2nd.

    Thanks for the giveaway! Love your blog!

  • 84 Jennifer // May 2, 2011 at 5:41 am

    Happy ten years! I have never cooked with dandelion greens, but I am willing try with a recipe from this book.

  • 85 montague // May 2, 2011 at 5:42 am

    I have not, but would really love to! I’ve always been curious about them.

  • 86 latenac // May 2, 2011 at 5:46 am

    I’ve eaten raw dandelion greens which are nice. But I’ve never cooked them. I loved her first book and am looking for more way to reduce meat in my family’s diet. Happy Anniversary!

  • 87 conny // May 2, 2011 at 5:46 am

    happy birthday, not martha! I haven’t cooked dandelion greens, but any recipe of Heidi’s is bound to be good.

  • 88 Melanie // May 2, 2011 at 5:48 am

    Happy Birthday! I’ve never cooked with dandelion greens, but I love the way they taste and I love reading Heidi’s blog!

  • 89 Michelle // May 2, 2011 at 5:49 am

    Have you ever cooked with dandelion greens?…no but now i want to try that recipe you mentioned!

    happy anniversary!

  • 90 Jessica // May 2, 2011 at 5:50 am

    Yes – I’ve made pesto with the greens, though I’m more likely to nibble on them raw. I love foraging, so it’s fun to teach people to eat native plants!

  • 91 Adrienne // May 2, 2011 at 5:51 am

    Nope, haven’t cooked with dandelion greens. I’d have to find some in someone’s yard that hasn’t been sprayed, as it seems silly to pay for them when they’re everywhere! I wonder if they’re similar to beet greens or turnip greens.

  • 92 Alexandra // May 2, 2011 at 5:52 am

    Never cooked with dandelion greens, but there is nothing I love more than a new cooking ingredient. I will cook with them soon!

  • 93 Marcia // May 2, 2011 at 5:53 am

    Happy blog anniversary! Yes, I’ve cooked with dandelion greens but not very satisfactorily.’

  • 94 jennybookworm // May 2, 2011 at 5:54 am

    I have never cooked with dandelion greens but have wondered about it and like the idea that I could potentially harvest them from the field behind my house… !!

  • 95 Rachael // May 2, 2011 at 5:55 am

    I’ve never cooked with them, but I’m pretty sure we’ll be getting some in our CSA share this summer!

  • 96 Ashley // May 2, 2011 at 5:55 am

    happy birthday! I only found your blog yesterday while spending a lazy sunday afternoon searching for inspiration to cook something delicious for that night and the week ahead. I have never cooked anything w/dandelions, but that sounds adventurous and enlightening. I am always looking for vegetarian options that are quick and easy even though I do love a good steak every now and then.

  • 97 Lindal // May 2, 2011 at 5:57 am

    I have eatten dandelion greens but never cooked them. Your blog is such an inspiration perhaps now I will give them a try.

  • 98 Elise // May 2, 2011 at 5:57 am

    I haven’t cooked with dandelion greens, but I would love to give it a try. Somewhat related – I tried a fiddlehead fern salad at a restaurant last spring and I’d love to have that again.

  • 99 Heather // May 2, 2011 at 5:58 am

    When I lived in Russia, we frequently had dandelion green salads in the early spring.

  • 100 Delia // May 2, 2011 at 5:58 am

    I have never cooked with dandelion greens, but I would certainly like to try!

  • 101 cindy // May 2, 2011 at 5:58 am

    I’ve never cooked with dandelion greens… I’m a horrible cook actually. My husband does most of the cooking, and I clean :) works for us! Love your site!

  • 102 M // May 2, 2011 at 5:59 am

    i haven’t cooked with dandelion greens, but i’d imagine they would be bitter. Happy birthday!

  • 103 Jennie // May 2, 2011 at 5:59 am

    I have cooked dandelion greens – and they were AWFUL-ly bitter. I think there are different kinds, and we had gotten some picked way too mature. Pick out young delicate ones if you can – I love most other greens but can’t palate dandelion greens!

  • 104 Amy // May 2, 2011 at 6:00 am

    Does trader joes sell dandelion greens? Just kidding. I need this book to get me cooking more interesting food. I’m in a trader joes rut! Thanks for the giveaway and happy anniversary/birthday!

  • 105 krista {urbanite jewelry} // May 2, 2011 at 6:03 am

    I’ve never cooked with dandelion greens, but can you believe I once helped a friend’s family make dandelion wine!? My friend and I (all of 10 years old) spent a good portion of a day in a pasture picking dandelions all day in the hot summer sun. By the time we got done, our fingers were black as night. Her family eventually made wine from the flowers and gave us each a bottle to drink on our 21st birthdays. Needless to say, when my 21st rolled around, I was intrigued/anxious to try it. And…it was terrible. Ha ha.

  • 106 AbominableDante // May 2, 2011 at 6:03 am

    That’s excellent! And freakin’ amazing. congratulations! Cheers and here’s to another ten years!

  • 107 Erin V // May 2, 2011 at 6:05 am

    Happy 10! I’ve never cooked dandelion greens but I’ve thought about it. I’ve had them in salad. They always look so tough and haggard when I see them at the grocery store and I end up passing them by.

  • 108 erika // May 2, 2011 at 6:07 am

    Never, but I’m up for it! We used to eat fried dandelions, but I’m sure the greens were tossed out.

  • 109 Katie // May 2, 2011 at 6:08 am

    Never cooked with dandelion greens. I love cooking with turnip/beet greens, though. Just planted some kale in our vegetable garden and I’m excited to try it.

  • 110 Blair // May 2, 2011 at 6:09 am

    I’ve only cooked with them once, when I was an intern on an organic farm and we had TONS around to throw into stir-fries, frittatas, etc. Can’t say I’m a huge fan, though…just a little too bitter for me.

  • 111 Rebecca // May 2, 2011 at 6:11 am

    Congratulations!

    I’ve put dandelion greens in salad before, but never cooked them.

  • 112 Ashleigh // May 2, 2011 at 6:12 am

    While I haven’t cooked with dandelion greens, I did live on an organic farm for a month where I would occasionally go out to the field and pick them along with other delicious greens to pop right into a salad!

  • 113 Homa // May 2, 2011 at 6:12 am

    I’ve never cooked with dandelion greens but my Yucca flowers are about to bloom and I’ve read they’re edible!

  • 114 Wendi Gratz // May 2, 2011 at 6:15 am

    I’ve never cooked with dandelion greens before, but I ate a salad of them once when I was a kid. they were terribly bitter and I never tried them again. Now I feed them to my chickens and get the goodness in the eggs – but if Heidi says they’re good I’m willing to give them another try. I love 101 Cookbooks and every one of her recipes has been terrific!

  • 115 Becky // May 2, 2011 at 6:15 am

    Congratulations!
    And indeed, never cooked with dandelion greens, but I have an abundance of them in my yard!

  • 116 liz e. // May 2, 2011 at 6:17 am

    dandelion greens with a fried egg are one of my favorite things!

  • 117 Marilyn // May 2, 2011 at 6:17 am

    I would love this! Happy blog birthday!
    j dot marilyn dot evans at gmail dot com

  • 118 Coraniaid // May 2, 2011 at 6:17 am

    Ooh, I have not ever had the chance to cook with them. Everyone always warns me away from ones in the woods & I don’t think any stores around here carry them.

  • 119 Christy S // May 2, 2011 at 6:19 am

    I have cooked with dandelion greens. I tried so hard to like them, but I just didn’t. But maybe this book will change that.

  • 120 Julia // May 2, 2011 at 6:19 am

    I haven’t MADE anything with dandelion greens, but I do love when other people fry them for me!

  • 121 Lisa // May 2, 2011 at 6:21 am

    I’ve tried them in a salad, but never cooked. My grandmother used to love them, though. The fact that they were always the very first green food after a long winter made them taste less bitter.

  • 122 Linda J // May 2, 2011 at 6:21 am

    I have never cooked with them, and hadn’t even heard about it before! Sounds intriguing…

  • 123 Liesel // May 2, 2011 at 6:21 am

    I have not but I’m intrigued.

  • 124 Olga // May 2, 2011 at 6:21 am

    I have never cooked with dandelion greens – it just feels wrong for some reason. I should learn to make more salads.

  • 125 Laura // May 2, 2011 at 6:22 am

    Happy Birthday! I’m so glad I’ve found both you and Heidi in the past couple years, you’ve put really delicious thing on our plates, in our pantry, and in our mouths!

  • 126 AmandaT // May 2, 2011 at 6:22 am

    I haven’t, but my husband brought it up yesterday when we were weeding. I did try eating one when I was a kid, very bitter, but maybe my taste buds have chilled since then.

  • 127 pamela // May 2, 2011 at 6:24 am

    i’ve been wanting this book!!! i have never cooked with dandelion greens but sooo want to try.

  • 128 Katie // May 2, 2011 at 6:27 am

    Never cooked with them but as kids dandelions ended up in our mud pies :)

  • 129 Marcy // May 2, 2011 at 6:27 am

    This book looks great! I’ve never cooked with dandelion greens but would give it a try if I could find an untreated lawn.

  • 130 Meg // May 2, 2011 at 6:27 am

    Yay for 10 years! I have never cooked with dandelion greens, but am an adventurous eater and would love to learn how…

  • 131 Christy // May 2, 2011 at 6:28 am

    No, I have not cooked with dandelion greens. I have never really seen any recipes that lists them as an ingredient. My in-laws grow these, so perhaps I should try!

  • 132 Cindy // May 2, 2011 at 6:31 am

    I haven’t … but when little our babysitter was an 80 year old woman and she would have us pick an eat raw greens on walks.

  • 133 Anne // May 2, 2011 at 6:32 am

    Oo, this book is on my wishlist!! I’ve never cooked with dandelion greens and didn’t even know you could eat them.

  • 134 kb // May 2, 2011 at 6:33 am

    Despite receiving dandelion greens in my CSA box, I have yet to cook with them. Perhaps the recipe you mention will get me to try. Happy birthday to Not Martha!

  • 135 Beatriz // May 2, 2011 at 6:34 am

    It would lovely to have a vegetarian cookbook. I never cooked with dandelion greens, but I love trying new recipes!

  • 136 Sonny // May 2, 2011 at 6:35 am

    No I have never cooked with Dandelion Greens… I actually just sprayed my dandelions with weed killer – so I’d have to find them somewhere else =^P. Happy Birthday!

  • 137 nzle // May 2, 2011 at 6:35 am

    Never cooooooked with them, persay, but I’ve eaten plenty raw in salads when I worked on a farm in 2009.

  • 138 Kristy // May 2, 2011 at 6:36 am

    I haven’t, but I would be willing to try!

  • 139 dru // May 2, 2011 at 6:38 am

    I haven’t, but that and mustard greens are intriguing, a little Euell Gibbons, a little Alice Waters.

  • 140 chrissy // May 2, 2011 at 6:38 am

    Nope, never cooked or eaten dandelion greens. Maybe if I find them at a farmers market I’ll try, but not the ones from my yard!

  • 141 Holly // May 2, 2011 at 6:38 am

    This book sounds great! Goes with my new healthy lifestyle the just happens to go into effect today! Happy birthday!!!

  • 142 Sam E. // May 2, 2011 at 6:38 am

    I believe I ate dandelion greens once, but I’ve personally never attempted them. I’d love to try! Dandelion wine, on the other hand…I’ve also never tried. But would enjoy it, I’m pretty sure.

  • 143 Joanne // May 2, 2011 at 6:39 am

    I’ve never cooked with dandelion greens but I have a friend who puts dandelions in her pancakes – it’s her personal marker of spring.

  • 144 CAM // May 2, 2011 at 6:39 am

    Never! But, tomorrow is as good a day as any to start!

  • 145 Katie // May 2, 2011 at 6:39 am

    I tried dandelion greens for the 1st time last spring when they were included in a CSA box.

  • 146 Rhey // May 2, 2011 at 6:40 am

    I have not cooked with them before, though I know many who do.

  • 147 Meg // May 2, 2011 at 6:40 am

    I’ve never cooked with dandelion greens but I just read a recipe for dandelion pesto and I’m ready to try it!

  • 148 Megan G. // May 2, 2011 at 6:40 am

    No, I’m a bit afraid of those greens. I imagine them being super bitter.

    Happy 10th anniversary!

  • 149 Samantha // May 2, 2011 at 6:41 am

    I’ve never cooked with dandelion greens. But I have to be honest, I’ve seriously thought about picking some from my yard before I mow. I think about it at least once a week. I think my hubby might freak out a bit about eating weeds. :) The baked oatmeal in her cookbook is AWESOME!

  • 150 roya // May 2, 2011 at 6:42 am

    I have never cooked with dandelion greens and had not even heard about them. So you see, I need to learn so many new things.

  • 151 Carrie // May 2, 2011 at 6:43 am

    I have… and I learned that you need to pick them early and pick only the very small leaves, or you will end up with a very bitter dish.

  • 152 Melissa // May 2, 2011 at 6:45 am

    Enter me, and no, never cooked with dandelion greens. The most ‘exotic’ I’ve gotten is farm-picked ramps (delicious!)

  • 153 Dana // May 2, 2011 at 6:45 am

    I have not cooked with dandelion greens but am working my way there with increasingly bitter/sour greens.

  • 154 Laural // May 2, 2011 at 6:46 am

    Happy decade :) While I haven’t COOKED with dandelion greens, I do use them in salads from time to time.

  • 155 Kate // May 2, 2011 at 6:46 am

    No, I’ve never cooked with dandelion greens, but I’d love to give it a try! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 156 Jennifer // May 2, 2011 at 6:46 am

    I honestly didn’t know you could cook/eat dandelion greens! Now I’ll have to give them a try!

  • 157 diana // May 2, 2011 at 6:46 am

    I just recently found your blog. Congrats on 10 years! Wow! I’ve never cooked with dandelion greens or eaten them raw. I’ve just dug them out of my chemical-free lawn. LOL ;-)

  • 158 Liz // May 2, 2011 at 6:48 am

    Happy 10th Birthday! Haven’t ever cooked with dandelions but nettles are quite tasty!

  • 159 Priscila // May 2, 2011 at 6:50 am

    No, I’ve never used Dandelion Greens , I don’t even know if there are some to buy here, in my contry, Brasil.

    10 years, wow! =)

  • 160 Rachel W. // May 2, 2011 at 6:51 am

    Nope, never cooked with dandelions, though my rabbits love them, and I nibble on a leaf occasionally when I am out in the yard.

  • 161 Lily // May 2, 2011 at 6:51 am

    Happy Birthday!

    I have cooked with dandelion greens, mostly in stir fries. I love the kick they add!

  • 162 Hillary // May 2, 2011 at 6:53 am

    I have never cooked with dandelion greens but when I walk my dog, I always eye them and wonder…

  • 163 Cheryl // May 2, 2011 at 6:53 am

    I haven’t cooked with dandelion greens…yet. Not sure I would want to, but maybe? Hmm!

    Happy happy birthday, Not Martha! I’ve been a reader since almost the beginning, and I agree, it doesn’t feel like 10 years.

  • 164 Laura // May 2, 2011 at 6:54 am

    I love her blog and would love to have her book!

  • 165 Eva // May 2, 2011 at 6:54 am

    No, I have never cooked with dandelion greens, but am interested in trying them! This looks like a great cookbook!

  • 166 Lexi // May 2, 2011 at 6:54 am

    I have never cooked with dandelion greens… but I’m willing to try!

  • 167 L // May 2, 2011 at 6:55 am

    I’ve never tried dandelion greens, but I have been adding a lot of other greens to my cooking in the last year. One surprise benefit of moving to the South–on the whole, the grocery chopping choices decreased, but there are a multitude of greens year-round!

  • 168 Marieke // May 2, 2011 at 6:55 am

    I’ve picked dandelion greens from my own backyard before and put them in a salad accompanied by fiddleheads that I also found in my backyard. The salad was a little bitter, but it was oh so sweet to eat a wild salad cultivated from my own savage land.

  • 169 Cookbook // May 2, 2011 at 6:55 am

    Does it count if they’re included in a salad mix? If not, then no. If yes, then I have “cooked” them in that I have tossed them in a bowl with dressing. ;)

  • 170 Jane // May 2, 2011 at 6:56 am

    I’ve had dandelion tea, but never cooked with them. As a kid I used to pick dandelions to feed to my guinea pigs, who LOVED them, so maybe they were on to something!

  • 171 Lauren // May 2, 2011 at 6:56 am

    i have not cooked with dandelion greens ever before, though i do believe i’ve eaten them in salads.

  • 172 Bianca // May 2, 2011 at 6:57 am

    I have never cooked with dandelion greens, but would love to try.

    Happy 10th birthday blog!

  • 173 Patr // May 2, 2011 at 6:58 am

    Have not cooked them, but have had them in salads. Delish if you like bitter greens.

    Have you ever cooked BEET greens? You wash them and chop them like any other green, then boil them in water with some bacon, salt and pepper. They taste a little like a collard green mixed with roasted beets. YUM!!!

    Congratulations on 10 years!

  • 174 Christa // May 2, 2011 at 6:58 am

    I have not cooked the dandelion greens but it sounds awfully romantic, like you could go into a field and scavenge fresh greens to eat with dinner, maybe garnished with an edible pansy or side dish of sunshine. I love Heidi Swanson’s recipes and already have her first cookbook – I made her shredded green bean salad yesterday! YUM!

  • 175 Sarah // May 2, 2011 at 7:02 am

    I have not cooked with dandelion greens but I have curious to do so ever since I deep fried some Hibiscus. Just need a good recipe :)

  • 176 Sarah // May 2, 2011 at 7:02 am

    Congrats on 10 years! I discovered your blog this past year, but it’s become a quick favorite.

    And to answer your question, I have not cooked with dandelion greens before, but would love to try them out!

  • 177 Novelwhore // May 2, 2011 at 7:03 am

    Happy Anniversary! I’ve only recently ventured into my kitchen and have found that I seem to have become an accidental vegetarian, as I dislike cooking my own meat. I have not cooked with dandelion greens, but what a lovely use for a beautiful weed!

  • 178 Rebekah // May 2, 2011 at 7:06 am

    Nope, I have not. I’d be scared to, but I trust Heidi so I’d give it a whirl.

  • 179 Christine G. // May 2, 2011 at 7:06 am

    Congratulations on your 10 year blog anniversary! I have not ever cooked dandelion greens, though my dad talks fondly about the way my grandmother made them, so I probably should try it once.

  • 180 Jessica // May 2, 2011 at 7:07 am

    Happy Anniversary (coincidentally, it’s our 3 yr wedding anniversary this very day)!

    I have not cooked w. dandelion greens but would try in a heartbeat with a Heidi Swanson recipe. So yummy, I already have Super Natural Cooking and I would love to get started on some new recipes from her.

  • 181 Luci // May 2, 2011 at 7:08 am

    Congrats! I have not cooked with dandelion but I hear Dandelion Wine is delicious!

  • 182 Kim // May 2, 2011 at 7:10 am

    I have not cooked with dandylion greens, but I do pick the flowers every spring and make a refreshing lemonaid with them!

    This is a wonderful giveaway – I’m excited to enter this one.

  • 183 Maria D // May 2, 2011 at 7:12 am

    I haven’t, but would try it at least once. (I’ve cooked at least half the recipes in Super Natural Cooking, so I trust Heidi!)

  • 184 Michelle // May 2, 2011 at 7:13 am

    Not YET! It is the season for them.

  • 185 Becky // May 2, 2011 at 7:13 am

    No, but I have eaten them once as a child. Picked directly from a friend’s lawn, after which her mother made them into the family’s dinner salad.

  • 186 Belinda // May 2, 2011 at 7:14 am

    Dandelion greens are great! I’ve had them from the store – the Italian variety I think – and dug out of the land back home in Maine. (The latter is much more bitter but probably more healthy.)
    Yum – I love their bitterness, sauteed with garlic, or paired with something sweet like carrots.

  • 187 Stephanie // May 2, 2011 at 7:15 am

    I made a salad with dandelion greens once and liked it a lot!

  • 188 Danielle // May 2, 2011 at 7:15 am

    Congrats on the 10 years!
    As for dandelion greens, nope, I’ve never cooked with them, let alone ever seen them in a grocery store or market. They *are* taking over my yard this year, however, so maybe it’s time to do some foraging!

  • 189 kelly // May 2, 2011 at 7:15 am

    yes I have cooked with dandelion greens! I bought them the first time to feed to my turtle, a huge bunch of them. I sauteed them with olive oil and garlic and zucchini and they were actually pretty good.

  • 190 AmyGaskin // May 2, 2011 at 7:15 am

    I have not…but every time my kids pick me a bunch of dandelions, I am so tempted to turn them into some kind of snack.

  • 191 Pam Gotcher // May 2, 2011 at 7:16 am

    Not dandelion greens (although picking the flowers for wine is on my to-do for the week) – but I have made nettle pie (like a quiche) – if these are foraging recipes, the book will be special indeed. BTW, only pick dandelion greens from untreated areas, and they’re milder before the flowers show up!

  • 192 Nathalie // May 2, 2011 at 7:17 am

    Dandelion greens are a big thing in Buffalo-Italian homes. I grew up in a NY-French home, so I have no idea what eating garden weeds is all about, but I’ve heard great things. I look forward to seeing your recipe, and what your flavor thoughts are. :-)

  • 193 Alison // May 2, 2011 at 7:17 am

    Happy birthday Not Martha! I would like this book very much. I’ve made dandelion salads with bacon dressing (PA Dutch recipe). Thinking about growing dandelions in a pot on the porch just so I can make it again – living in the city means no more eating dandelions straight from a backyard because all yards are dirty here.

  • 194 Mindi // May 2, 2011 at 7:18 am

    While I’ve not eaten dandelion greens myself, my Grandfather used to make dandelion wine.

  • 195 Vina // May 2, 2011 at 7:19 am

    i would love to learn how to cook with more natural/healthier ingredients, so i can’t wait to take a look at these recipes (and no, haven’t cooked w/dandelion greens, but would love to try!)

  • 196 dianne // May 2, 2011 at 7:22 am

    i have not cooked with dandelion greens but i have tried them while out in the yard. they were kinda bitter. cooked might be better!

  • 197 Melanie // May 2, 2011 at 7:24 am

    I have never cooked dandelion greens; but I ate them as a kid. My parents would just pick them out of the yard. I didn’t like them as a kid, but maybe I would now as an adult. I’ll have to try them again.

  • 198 Sara // May 2, 2011 at 7:25 am

    I haven’t yet, but would like to try.

  • 199 Tina // May 2, 2011 at 7:25 am

    No, but now I have to!

  • 200 Tony // May 2, 2011 at 7:27 am

    I have cooked with dandelion greens! They’re always a special treat when they arrive in my CSA! A great addition to any salad.

    Congrats on your 10 years!! :)

  • 201 Natalie // May 2, 2011 at 7:27 am

    I haven’t cooked with dandelion greens…that I know of…but last summer our CSA share included a number of greens that I couldn’t identify, some of which were wild (the farmer harvested them for the heck of it).

  • 202 Winter (like the season) // May 2, 2011 at 7:27 am

    I haven’t, though I think I may be more apt to try with a good recipe!

    Happy 10th also!

  • 203 shokufeh // May 2, 2011 at 7:30 am

    Oh sweet mama, that cover photo looks tasty. (Dandelion greens: my experiments have been less than awesome. But I haven’t given up.)

  • 204 Sarah // May 2, 2011 at 7:30 am

    Happy 10th Birthday!
    I’ve never cooked with dandelions but my lawn is full of them, so I should start!

  • 205 Christa // May 2, 2011 at 7:30 am

    I haven’t cooked with dandelion greens. I’ve maybe had them in a salad, though.

    Congratulations on 10 years! That’s quite an accomplishment.

  • 206 Jodi Anderson // May 2, 2011 at 7:31 am

    I haven’t cooked with dandelion greens, but I have tossed them in a salad.

    Congratulations! I’m now at nine years, almost. :)

  • 207 Diana // May 2, 2011 at 7:33 am

    Being allergic to dandelions, I’d be tentative to cook with them. Happy 10 years!

  • 208 Laura J // May 2, 2011 at 7:34 am

    I’ve never even considered cooking with dandelion greens! I just consider them weeds in the yard when people ask, or (their flowers) pretty color when nobody’s paying attention :)

  • 209 Jenna nelson // May 2, 2011 at 7:35 am

    i put them in green smoothies and it is gooooood.

  • 210 KrisLee // May 2, 2011 at 7:36 am

    I have never tried dandelion greens. Hmmm, if the recipes taste as good as the cover looks, the dandelion greens may be in my future!

  • 211 nap // May 2, 2011 at 7:36 am

    I have not cooked with dandelion greens but I drink a daily green smoothie and they sometimes call for dandelion greens. I need to be more adventurous and try them soon!

  • 212 Gryph // May 2, 2011 at 7:39 am

    I never cooked with them, but in my days as a feral child I did try eating them out of the yard…I would not call it a smashing success.

  • 213 JenH // May 2, 2011 at 7:40 am

    I haven’t cooked with dandelion greens but I know a great local source….
    Happy Blogday.

  • 214 Chara Watson // May 2, 2011 at 7:40 am

    I’ve never cooked with dandelion greens. I heard a naturalist storyteller talk about them when I was in grad school. Apparently they are a french delicacy.

  • 215 Jennifer June // May 2, 2011 at 7:40 am

    Yum. I have not cooked dandelion greens… but a little while ago I ate some fava bean shoots, the leaves and stems… I think if I ate more of them I’d turn into a superhero, with super green powers.

  • 216 Deborah S. // May 2, 2011 at 7:40 am

    While I have not ‘cooked’ with dandelion greens, I have eaten them…with pansy’s and mixed greens and a wonderful champagne vinagrette….yum

  • 217 Heather // May 2, 2011 at 7:40 am

    I NEED this book.

  • 218 Abby // May 2, 2011 at 7:40 am

    I have never cooked with them but it sounds delicious!

  • 219 Amy // May 2, 2011 at 7:41 am

    I’ve never tried cooking with dandelion greens – to tell the truth, I never really knew you could eat them!

    Happy b-day!

  • 220 Yolande // May 2, 2011 at 7:42 am

    10 years?! That’s awesome- happy blog bday! And no, no dandelion greens- I’ve got tons of dandelions in the backyard- does that make me a vegetable grower? hahahaha!

  • 221 Samin // May 2, 2011 at 7:44 am

    i have cooked with dandelion, and i love the depth of its bitterness. happy birthday, megan!

  • 222 Lizerati // May 2, 2011 at 7:44 am

    I have not! But now I want to try it…

  • 223 Mandy M // May 2, 2011 at 7:45 am

    I’ve never cooked with dandelion greens, and I’m not quite sure where I would go to buy them. Given the right recipe, I think I would be tempted to go on the hunt to find them, though!

  • 224 Kate // May 2, 2011 at 7:45 am

    I have not cooked with dandelion greens, but I’m usually up for anything. Looks like a great book!

  • 225 Tanya // May 2, 2011 at 7:47 am

    I have never used dandelion greens in cooking myself, but as a kid I remember my teacher taking our class out to pick them so that he could make dandelion wine!

  • 226 Cynthia // May 2, 2011 at 7:47 am

    Nope, never made dandelion greens, but then again I’m just discovering my love for greens in general.

  • 227 liz // May 2, 2011 at 7:48 am

    exciting giveaway! congrats on 10 years.

    i’ve never cooked with dandelion greens but have always wanted to. those, and fiddleheads. never-ending culinary adventures to be had!

  • 228 Elizabeth // May 2, 2011 at 7:48 am

    I’ve never cooked with dandelion greens, but I did eat them straight from the ground, along with violets, clover, and sorrel, during a wild-foods phase of my childhood.

  • 229 Gary // May 2, 2011 at 7:48 am

    I just put some sauteed dandelion greens in a soup last week. They seemed more bitter after cooking. Had a salad of them with squid the prior week and preferred that.

  • 230 marilyn // May 2, 2011 at 7:49 am

    Happy birthday to your beautiful blog! I’ve never used them myself — except maybe maybe in a spring mix from my farmers’ market! You never know what gets thrown in there sometimes.

  • 231 natalia // May 2, 2011 at 7:49 am

    I have never tried dandelion greens but have heard they’re delicious! Happy 10th blog birfdae!

  • 232 Lynn // May 2, 2011 at 7:51 am

    No I have never cooked or eaten dandelion greens. Thanks for the giveaways!

  • 233 Elizabeth // May 2, 2011 at 7:51 am

    Looks like a great book. I have cooked with dandelion greens. We used them in pancakes, served with a simple sugar syrup.

  • 234 Catty // May 2, 2011 at 7:51 am

    Looked into cooking dandelion greens in risotto at Easter, but chickened out! Happy 10 years!

  • 235 Reba // May 2, 2011 at 7:52 am

    I have not cooked or eaten dandelion greens but I do see them at my local farmers market and I’m *very* intrigued!

  • 236 Dusie // May 2, 2011 at 7:53 am

    Never cooked with dandelion greens, but I’d love to cook more with chickpeas! I would definitely try out that recipe. Let us know how it turns out!

  • 237 Jacqueline // May 2, 2011 at 7:53 am

    I love chickpeas and I think dandelions are beautiful.

  • 238 tawnya // May 2, 2011 at 7:54 am

    I haven’t. I’m kinda scared of them!

  • 239 Malia // May 2, 2011 at 7:57 am

    I’ve never cooked, or even eaten dandelion greens. Maybe I’ll give them a try this week!

  • 240 Jody // May 2, 2011 at 8:00 am

    I haven’t cooked with dandelion greens, but looking at my yard right now, it seems like the thing to do!

  • 241 Susan // May 2, 2011 at 8:00 am

    How nice of you! I love Heidi’s blog and this cookbook would come in handy as we’re trying to do ‘mostly meatless may’

  • 242 karen // May 2, 2011 at 8:00 am

    I have never cooked with dandelions…not sure I’m willing to try, either. ;)

  • 243 allie // May 2, 2011 at 8:01 am

    i’ve never cooked with dandelion greens, but i definitely have some in the back yard. would love to test out heidi’s recipe!

  • 244 Courtney // May 2, 2011 at 8:04 am

    Not cooked per se, but I have had them in salads! I once did a dandelion greens tasting with friends, too!

  • 245 Dalila // May 2, 2011 at 8:04 am

    This cookbook looks great, Megan! Happy blog anniversary!
    I have trouble seeing past the weed aspect of dandelions – I have way too many of them here and have never cooked with them. Okay, that’s not entirely true; I just remembered that I harvested the root to make a coffee substitute. I roasted the roots after cutting them in pieces but I did not like the roasting smell and didn’t like the resulting “coffee”.

  • 246 Wendryn // May 2, 2011 at 8:04 am

    I’ve used dandelion greens in salads, but only when they are young. They get too bitter for me as they get older. Looks like an interesting cookbook!

  • 247 Sarah // May 2, 2011 at 8:04 am

    I haven’t cooked with Dandelion greens, but I have tasted a friend’s attempt at dandelion wine, and another friend just sent me a recipe for dandelion fritters (battering and frying the yellow flower heads).

    Also, I live in Canada. International status is not mentioned in your fine print, so I thought I should mention it here.

  • 248 Heather // May 2, 2011 at 8:04 am

    Ooooh, count me in. I have only ever done the wilted dandelion green thing, like wilted into a sort of warm potato salad situation. Yum.

  • 249 Sherri S. // May 2, 2011 at 8:05 am

    Yes, we’ve cooked with dandelions…our CSA puts them in the box once in a while. They are bitter, but in a good way! Thanks for the giveaways, and congrats on 10 years of blogging–wow!

  • 250 Kara // May 2, 2011 at 8:06 am

    I’ve never cooked with them, and I’m not sure where to get them, but if I figured that out, I’d try it!

  • 251 Isabella // May 2, 2011 at 8:06 am

    I bought dandelion greens – but let them get slimy in the fridge. I mostly hide my greens in my morning smoothies.

  • 252 Amy // May 2, 2011 at 8:07 am

    I’ve never cooked with dandelions, but I’d love to learn how! Wonderful blog — congrats on 10 years.

  • 253 Carina // May 2, 2011 at 8:08 am

    I have not, but my lawn seems to be giving me a bountiful crop this year, so I should really take advantage :)

  • 254 angela // May 2, 2011 at 8:09 am

    No, I don’t think so.

  • 255 Jessica // May 2, 2011 at 8:09 am

    Congratulations on 10 years!
    I’ve never cooked w/ dandelion greens, but I’d try! Thanks for a great blog.

  • 256 Carolina // May 2, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Nope, never tried to cook with them, but my greek friend does have a recipe for them.

  • 257 Angela // May 2, 2011 at 8:11 am

    I have not…but maybe I had a handful or two out of the yard as a toddler?

  • 258 Christy // May 2, 2011 at 8:11 am

    I’ve never cooked with Dandelion Greens, but I just read yesterday that they are super healthful and really want to try them.

  • 259 leanne // May 2, 2011 at 8:12 am

    Happy birthday! I’d love to win a copy of this book.

    I’ve never cooked with dandelion greens, but I remember being a little girl, and my uncle purchased a juicer, and one of the recipes called for them – so I’ve had dandelion juice (and wine – yum)!

  • 260 Anna // May 2, 2011 at 8:12 am

    I have made Dandellion jam before. Yum!

  • 261 sarajane // May 2, 2011 at 8:15 am

    Oooh! Happy blog birthday!
    I haven’t cooked with dandelion greens, but yours is the second reference to them I’ve heard/read this spring and it is getting more tempting….

  • 262 Rachel P. // May 2, 2011 at 8:16 am

    Yum! Looks like a great book. And no, I have never cooked with dandelion greens. hmmm

  • 263 Bri // May 2, 2011 at 8:17 am

    Happy Blog Birthday Megan!! I’ve never cooked with dandelion greens, but I had them in a salad (in a restaurant) once. Does that count? :) They were a little bitter for me on their own but in the context of the whole salad they worked.

  • 264 Lizzy // May 2, 2011 at 8:17 am

    I have not cooked with dandelion greens, but I have had dandelion wine.

  • 265 Lisa // May 2, 2011 at 8:18 am

    I haven’t cooked or eaten dandelion greens before, but I’m up for anything!

  • 266 Robin // May 2, 2011 at 8:18 am

    I haven’t cooked with dandelion greens, but my grandmother did during the Depression! I’d really like to try them!

  • 267 molly // May 2, 2011 at 8:19 am

    No, I have not tried to cook with dandelions yet but am up for the challenge. Happy Blog Birthday!

  • 268 Elsie // May 2, 2011 at 8:21 am

    I haven’t had dandelion greens… but it reminds me of those Redwall books I read while growing up.

  • 269 Michelle // May 2, 2011 at 8:21 am

    I haven’t actually cooked dandelion greens, but I’ve eaten them in salads.

  • 270 Laurence // May 2, 2011 at 8:22 am

    I love 101 cookbooks!! And nope, I have never cooked with dandelion greens.

    Happy blog Birthday!

  • 271 Stephanie H. // May 2, 2011 at 8:23 am

    No, I have never made dandelion greens, but I would like to sometime.

  • 272 Lindsey S // May 2, 2011 at 8:23 am

    I have not, but only because the only place I know where to find them is in the yard… And for some reason that weirds me out a bit…

  • 273 Sophie // May 2, 2011 at 8:26 am

    This looks phenomenal!

  • 274 ter // May 2, 2011 at 8:29 am

    I have not cooked with dandelion greens, but I am growing a great crop in the backyard at the moment…

  • 275 kendra // May 2, 2011 at 8:29 am

    I have never cooked dandelion greens. But I was just pondering that yesterday as I surveyed some especially fresh looking greens, right in my own back yard!
    Happy ten year anniversary!

  • 276 Jenny B. // May 2, 2011 at 8:31 am

    I never cooked with them. I’ve wanted to ever since I saw a River Cottage episode and thought, hmmm that looks pretty good. :) Ps. Congrats on the 10 year anniversary!

  • 277 Valerie // May 2, 2011 at 8:31 am

    Nope, but people buy them all the time at the co-op I work at…

  • 278 karen b // May 2, 2011 at 8:32 am

    Ten years, holy cats. Happy blog bday month!

    And I’ve never cooked with them but I’ve always wanted to. I’m just afraid I’ll end up (somehow, I’m not sure how) picking up some sort of toxic weed instead.

  • 279 lynda // May 2, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Haven’t tried dandelion greens, but would love to have a great recipe to try them.

  • 280 Kerry // May 2, 2011 at 8:36 am

    I haven’t ever tried them, but they sound intriguing…

  • 281 Reading (and chickens) // May 2, 2011 at 8:39 am

    I’ve had dandelion greens mixed in a salad, but I’ve never cooked them. I didn’t know you could–I thought that was akin to cooking some other salad green (cooked Romaine?). I guess not!

  • 282 Steph N // May 2, 2011 at 8:39 am

    I’ve mixed young ones into salads, but I’ve never had them cooked. It sounds like something worth trying, though! I’d love to be entered for the book.

  • 283 Trish // May 2, 2011 at 8:41 am

    I’ve never cooked with them, but have eaten them as a child!

  • 284 Jenagain // May 2, 2011 at 8:41 am

    Nope… but I feed them to our bunny. She loves them :)

  • 285 sarah // May 2, 2011 at 8:42 am

    Never cooked with dandelion greens…

  • 286 Stephanie M. // May 2, 2011 at 8:42 am

    No dandelion green in a recipe yet, but I have munched on them at the farmers market. I love the 101 cookbooks website, so please enter me into the book drawing!

  • 287 gwen // May 2, 2011 at 8:42 am

    I have not cooked with dandelion greens but many times, I have noticed them at the grocery store or local farmer’s market and wondered about them!

  • 288 Dina // May 2, 2011 at 8:44 am

    Nope, never!

  • 289 Courtney // May 2, 2011 at 8:44 am

    no…. but interested… can i use the ones out of my yard or can they be purchases?

  • 290 caroline // May 2, 2011 at 8:47 am

    We haven’t used dandelion greens yet, but maybe it’s for lack of a great book of recipes that use them?!? :) Thanks for the great book giveaway! Happy 10 years!!

  • 291 Charlene // May 2, 2011 at 8:49 am

    Ten years! Congratulations! I love reading your blog.

    Have not yet used Dandelion greens. However, plan to soon. Did happen to pick a bunch of blossoms a few weeks ago to make jelly for the first time. However, time constraints didn’t allow me to finish. Simply soaked the dandelion blossoms in water overnight and squeezed through some cheese cloth. Put the infused water in the freezer until I can get to it. Had intended on making Red Bud jelly this year too and again, time got away from me. Ahh… the best laid plans of mice and men…

  • 292 Rebecca // May 2, 2011 at 8:49 am

    Happy 10th Blogiversary! I have never prepared dandelion greens myself, but I have enjoyed them in a salad.

  • 293 Carrie C // May 2, 2011 at 8:49 am

    Wow. Has it really been 10 years? Happy Blog Birthday!

    Carrie

  • 294 Jen // May 2, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Happy birthday!

  • 295 atout // May 2, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Happy Anniversary! I have not cooked with dandelion greens but I am willing to give them a try!

  • 296 Sara P. // May 2, 2011 at 8:50 am

    I have not cooked with dandelion greens, but I certainly would love to give it a shot!

  • 297 MaryWynn // May 2, 2011 at 8:50 am

    I’ve never cooked with dandelion greens before, but I’ve eaten the flowers and tasted dandelion wine.

    My mom remembers the parks in Brooklyn being picked over for the best dandys when she was a girl so everyone could make wine. Now I fear there’s too many scary things sprayed on them.

    Happy birthday blog!

  • 298 Cara // May 2, 2011 at 8:51 am

    I keep hearing about that book and I would love to have it! I have never cooked with dandelion greens, but I’m trying to expand my ingredient horizons this year, so why not?

  • 299 Paula // May 2, 2011 at 8:51 am

    I’ve never cooked with it. However, I’ve had it in salads in restaurants. The first time I ate them I thought they could be the food of the future: dandelions are weeds, they grow anywhere and they are delicious :)

  • 300 Ida // May 2, 2011 at 8:52 am

    Happy Birthday to your blog! I love it and would really appreciate to win this cookbook :)

  • 301 ammie // May 2, 2011 at 8:53 am

    Never cooked with dandelion greens but have drank buckets of tea containing them. :) Congrats on 10 years!

  • 302 Torie // May 2, 2011 at 8:54 am

    Nope, never cooked with dandelion greens, but would certainly be open to the idea.

    Happy birthday to your blog! Can’t believe it’s 10 years old!!

  • 303 Adrianna // May 2, 2011 at 8:54 am

    I have cooked with them – they were included in a CSA basket a few times!

  • 304 raquel // May 2, 2011 at 8:54 am

    Just had this in my hands at the bookstore and sadly had to put it back on the shelf. Thanks for a chance to win!

  • 305 Ashley // May 2, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Happy blog birthday

  • 306 Carol // May 2, 2011 at 8:55 am

    I’ve only ever had dandelion greens in salads, not cooked. Although, I imagine they’d be delicious cooked. Happy anniversary week!

  • 307 Therese // May 2, 2011 at 8:57 am

    I have not cooked with it, but my children keeps eating them in our garden. I think they have been introduced to them in their kindergarden. I would like to give it a try, and this book is sooooo high on my wish list. Natural recepies that are quick to put together sounds just perfect for a family with small children and a vegetarian mama in need of inspiration. Congratulations on your blogiversary! You are an inspiration to so many of us.

  • 308 Leana // May 2, 2011 at 8:58 am

    I haven’t cooked with dandelion greens, but if we could find some pesticide-free, we’ll give it a whirl. Thanks for the giveaway and great blog!

  • 309 Kris // May 2, 2011 at 8:58 am

    Haven’t cooked with them but had have wanted to add them to a salad. I have a dear friend in England that also cooks with stinging nettle and loves it. Maybe this summer….

  • 310 Susan // May 2, 2011 at 8:59 am

    101 Cookbooks was the first blog I followed! No, I haven’t used dandelion greens yet, but looking forward to it!

  • 311 Isabel // May 2, 2011 at 9:00 am

    I have cooked them, but not lately! I like them. So cleansing. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  • 312 inthefastlane // May 2, 2011 at 9:02 am

    never cooked with dandelion greens…but I see some in my yard, so maybe I should give it a go?

  • 313 Tonya // May 2, 2011 at 9:03 am

    I’ve never cooked with dandelion, but I’ve had sumac wine. Does that count?

  • 314 Sara // May 2, 2011 at 9:03 am

    I never have, but was recently tempted: had a wonderful dish of grilled trout on dandelion greens and black eyed peas, with green garlic aioli, at a local restaurant. Amazingly good.

    And congratulations! Love your blog so much :)

  • 315 Marta Block // May 2, 2011 at 9:04 am

    Never cooked with dandelion greens, but have been thinking about it recently since our yard is full of them & my 17-month-old likes to eat everything he can get his hands on. =) (including the puffy ones we try to get him to blow away. Yuck!)

  • 316 Liz // May 2, 2011 at 9:09 am

    I have never cooked with dandelion greens, but I’ve had them in salads and they are bitter and delicious! Happy blog birthday to YOU!

  • 317 jen // May 2, 2011 at 9:11 am

    Congrats on 10 years, Megan! As for the dandelion greens, I have never cooked with them. Ate them on a pizza at Serious Pie once, but have yet to get over the fact that some version of the really annoying things in my yard are wonderfully edible.

  • 318 Margaret // May 2, 2011 at 9:12 am

    I HAVE cooked with dandelion greens!
    It was ages and ages ago (high school) … I essentially wilted them the same way you would spinach. It was tasty. At the same time we were learning how to harvest burdock root and wild carrot. Hah!

  • 319 Margaret // May 2, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Oh, for an “edit comment” button!
    I forgot to wish your blog a happy anniversary!

  • 320 Dalis // May 2, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Ooh this looks so good. Never cooked with dandelion greens before…this would give me a good excuse to start!

  • 321 jeanne // May 2, 2011 at 9:16 am

    I read your blog EVERY day and enjoy it very much! You always have so much good information.
    jeanne

  • 322 Paulina J! // May 2, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Have not tried dandelion greens, but I have tried a couple of recipes from Heidi’s site and they have been great! Would love the book. Happy blogiversary!!

  • 323 Liz // May 2, 2011 at 9:19 am

    No, but once in high school a friend made candied dandelions.

  • 324 michel // May 2, 2011 at 9:19 am

    Happy anniversary! Ate dandy lion greens as a child once…very tough and bitter as I remember. The book looks so wonderful!

  • 325 Anna // May 2, 2011 at 9:19 am

    Happy Blog Birthday! You share a birthday with my dad, who will be 69 this year. A milestone, all around.

    I have cooked with dandelion greens before. Once. It was not a success. I guess not an overwhelming failure, but it was an ill-planned experiment. We ate it, but it would be pleasant to relish, rather than endure that ingredient.

  • 326 Sonnet Bee // May 2, 2011 at 9:21 am

    I’ve never cooked with dandelion greens before, but boy, do I have a surplus in my front & back yards. I’m always looking for an excuse to surprise the heck out of my hubby in the kitchen with delicious treats of unknown origin. :)

    Congratulations on the big anniversary!!

  • 327 Sara // May 2, 2011 at 9:23 am

    I’ve never cooked with them before. I read a Ray Bradbury story called “Dandelion Wine” in my early years, which inspired me to eat a dandelion stem (hey, if you can make wine out of it, it couldn’t be that bad, right?). It didn’t go very well, and I’ve had a prejudice against them since then.

  • 328 julie // May 2, 2011 at 9:25 am

    No, I have not. I just read the Hunger Games and they talk about dandelion salads. Sounds yummy!

  • 329 Stephanie // May 2, 2011 at 9:25 am

    I can’t believe it’s been 10 years! Congratulations! And thanks for always inspiring me!

  • 330 Sarah // May 2, 2011 at 9:25 am

    I loved Super Natural Cooking and would love to give this one a try!

  • 331 Valerie // May 2, 2011 at 9:26 am

    Nope, I’ve never cooked with dandelion greens. Seems a bit odd to me, cooking with weeds. But I guess I shouldn’t judge, since I’ve never tried it! Would love to win! :) Congrats on your blog birthday! :)

  • 332 Rae Ranney // May 2, 2011 at 9:28 am

    Happy b-day blog! I’m a new follower and have had a ball digging through the archives! I would love to add this gem to my collection!

  • 333 Bloomer // May 2, 2011 at 9:28 am

    No dandelion greens for me, but maybe this summer – my sister grows them…..

  • 334 Liz // May 2, 2011 at 9:28 am

    I have never cooked with dandelion greens, but my friend did make some really awful dandelion wine! Congrats on the milestone!

  • 335 Amanda // May 2, 2011 at 9:30 am

    I have not, but I’m interested in trying!

  • 336 Carolyn // May 2, 2011 at 9:32 am

    I have cooked with dandelion greens- after long cold Colorado winters something fresh from your own garden was proof that the cold would someday end and you could run around barefoot without stepping in icy mud.

  • 337 megan // May 2, 2011 at 9:32 am

    No, I have not. But I once tried dandelion wine, made by a friend. It was awful. Don’t tell her I said that though. :)

  • 338 Kelly // May 2, 2011 at 9:35 am

    I haven’t but I have a friend who gathers them up every spring, in Central Park no less, for salads. Would love to try them!

  • 339 Alison // May 2, 2011 at 9:35 am

    I have not, though we joked about it when we had a lawn full of them.

  • 340 Kelli // May 2, 2011 at 9:36 am

    I haven’t cooked with dandelion greens before. In fact, I haven’t cooked with a LOT of things before…but I’m learning. :)

  • 341 Kelli // May 2, 2011 at 9:36 am

    I haven’t cooked with dandelion greens before. In fact, I haven’t cooked with a LOT of things before…but I’m learning. :)

  • 342 Julie // May 2, 2011 at 9:36 am

    I never have, but I remember my dad bringing home a bottle of dandelion wine that someone gave him years ago. I don’t remember it getting rave reviews, but I was too young at the time to try it myself!

  • 343 Allie // May 2, 2011 at 9:38 am

    I haven’t, but have been wanting to, and have also been dying to check out this book! Happy blogiversary!

  • 344 Kerry // May 2, 2011 at 9:38 am

    I haven’t tried dandelion greens, but I am dying to get a hold of this book!

  • 345 Juliet // May 2, 2011 at 9:38 am

    I haven’t cooked with dandelion greens, but I eat it in my pho!

  • 346 Jess // May 2, 2011 at 9:39 am

    happy anniversary! it’s my birthday month :) I have a sad/funny story about dandelion leaves — one year in graduate school I’d left my wallet at work, was very low on gas, and had no groceries. I ended up going outside and rummaging in the backyard for dandelion leaves so I’d have something to eat until I could get my wallet back! at the time the situation felt very dire.

  • 347 Wylie // May 2, 2011 at 9:39 am

    I would love to win this book! Was just looking at a recipe in the Wall Street Journal from her book. I have never cooked with dandelion greens, but they are all over my front lawn right now, so I would have plenty to make this recipe!

  • 348 WanderChow // May 2, 2011 at 9:39 am

    Never have; I did give some to my pet birds years ago, and they seemed to love them. Looks like a wonderful book! Thanks!!!

  • 349 Tracey // May 2, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Yes, nothing fancy mind you. Just steamed greens. When I was a kid I’d pick them for my Mom who was a big fan of them. Once upon a time she even made dandelion wine, whole other thing of course, but my mind started remembering.. :)

  • 350 cheryl // May 2, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Happy blog birthday, I read and lurk everyday. Would love to have the book!

  • 351 Paige // May 2, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Congrats on 10 years! I have never used dandelion greens but I think about it every time I walk past some particularly lush ones.

  • 352 Keli // May 2, 2011 at 9:45 am

    I have not cooked with dandelion greens, but have plenty of dandelions in my yard! I’ll have to try her recipe if I win the book :)

  • 353 Sarah // May 2, 2011 at 9:46 am

    We once made a bottle of dandelion wine, but it didn’t exactly work out. The only thing I’ve successfully made with dandelion, aside from adding the greens to salads, was syrup. It was a simple syrup flavored with dandelion flowers. A tasty alternative when the maple syrup runs out!

  • 354 Amber // May 2, 2011 at 9:47 am

    I never have! But it always amuses me to see them, since they grow everywhere, as weeds, and free for the taking.

  • 355 kristen // May 2, 2011 at 9:47 am

    i’ve never cooked with them but my grandfather talks about how he used to eat them. i would love a copy of this book!

  • 356 Jen C // May 2, 2011 at 9:47 am

    I had planned to buy this book, but winning it would be superb!! I will probably buy it anyway since I had planned to give one to a friend.

    I’ve eaten Dandelion greens raw, in a salad, but they can be bitter. It is used as garnish in Vietnamese pho noodles, along with fresh mung beans, basil, and jalapeno peppers. It wilts just enough in the hot stock. I’ve also used it in a chinese hot pot dish with glass mung bean noodles, stewed pork, turnips, and carrots.

  • 357 Gayla // May 2, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Oh yes, I always allow a certain number of dandelion plants to grow in the garden so we have a spring and fall crop for eating. Our favourite is dandelion hortopita http://www.yougrowgirl.com/2006/10/11/dandelion-hortopita-its-really-good/

  • 358 ashley wolfe // May 2, 2011 at 9:49 am

    Hi and congrats! I have not cooked with dandelion greens but would certainly give it a whirl!

  • 359 Amy // May 2, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Never cooked with them but I’ve had them in a salad or two.

  • 360 Wendy // May 2, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Never have used dandelion greens, but I have a ton of dandelions in my lawn, maybe I should eat those. Are they even the same thing? *sigh* I have much to learn.

  • 361 Katherine // May 2, 2011 at 9:52 am

    No! Once I thought I got some in the farm share and accordingly made dandelion greens pesto, only to discover it was mizuna (and thus not the tastiest). Here’s to a second try!

  • 362 emily // May 2, 2011 at 9:52 am

    yup, love them sauteed with garlic. happy blog birthday! been reading for years!

  • 363 Val Ann C // May 2, 2011 at 9:52 am

    I’ve cooked dandelion greens several times and have always found them tough and overly bitter. But I’m willing to try again.

  • 364 Stephanie // May 2, 2011 at 9:52 am

    I’ve never cooked with them, but if anyone could make me, it’s Heidi Swanson. Her recipes are always fantastic.

  • 365 Flora // May 2, 2011 at 9:54 am

    Never bought dandelion greens or cooked with them. I’ve probably eaten them and didn’t even know it….

  • 366 Anne // May 2, 2011 at 9:54 am

    I’ve never cooked with them, but could supply a good portion of the East Coast with my current supply ( in the front yard). If you can’t beat ‘em, you might as well eat ‘em!!

  • 367 Shannon // May 2, 2011 at 9:54 am

    Congratulations on 10 years!! I’ve never cooked with dandelion greens, but I’ve used them raw in green smoothies — a little bit bitter, but SO good for you!

  • 368 Carlin // May 2, 2011 at 9:56 am

    I’ve been looking for them at my local farmer’s market for a few years, but have never found them. I’m up for the challenge.

  • 369 Veronica // May 2, 2011 at 9:56 am

    I have not cooked with dandelion greens but I have dyed yarn with them!

  • 370 Trinity // May 2, 2011 at 9:57 am

    I haven’t, but I would like to try!

  • 371 Amy@OldSweetSong // May 2, 2011 at 9:58 am

    I have never. And to be honest I”m not even quite sure what they are. SEE HOW BADLY I NEED THIS BOOK?!

  • 372 Rachel D // May 2, 2011 at 10:00 am

    Yes, I have cooked dandelion greens. Mark Bittman has a recipe that also involves onions and bacon. Yummy! Pick young leaves that aren’t exposed to pesticides or roads or other nasty things. They are supposedly one of the healthiest things you can eat. They are kinda bitter, though, so a little goes a long way. Enjoy! And oh, yes, I would LOVE to win the cookbook!

  • 373 Amanda // May 2, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Looks like a fantastic cookbook! I’ve never had dandelion greens, but would definitely try them!

  • 374 jeanne e. // May 2, 2011 at 10:03 am

    i have never cooked with dandelion greens, but i have eatne them and they were bitter (i don’t think my friend got it quite right). but i do feed them quite often to my tortoise. she loves them and they are very good for her. :) the book looks full of deliciousness…

  • 375 Wendy // May 2, 2011 at 10:04 am

    I’ve heard *so* many good things about this book! And no, I haven’t cooked with dandelion greens.

  • 376 Ayelet // May 2, 2011 at 10:04 am

    Wow – 10 years! Congratulations! I’ve put dandelion greens in soups, but that’s it. I’d love to figure out something else to do with them!

  • 377 Paula M // May 2, 2011 at 10:06 am

    I never did but I have been really curious. I live now in Newfoundland and in the old days people used to eat dandelions like we now each spinach. I had dandelion tea before though.

  • 378 Steph // May 2, 2011 at 10:06 am

    Haven’t cooked with them – where do you get them? LOVE 101 cookbooks!

  • 379 Ali // May 2, 2011 at 10:09 am

    Happy anniversary! I’m always on the lookout for delicious vegetarian food, and was so excited when I saw this cookbook!

  • 380 noodle // May 2, 2011 at 10:09 am

    Love Heidi’s work… super yum yum!

  • 381 Songbird // May 2, 2011 at 10:10 am

    Haven’t cooked with dandelion greens, but I’m going to look for them next time I shop.

    Thank you for the chance to win!

  • 382 megan b. // May 2, 2011 at 10:10 am

    LOVE dandelion greens — and thankfully I can pick them for free in the yard right now… Though if they get too big, they get *quite* bitter… I chop ‘em up and saute them like I would kale. YUM.

  • 383 Julie // May 2, 2011 at 10:11 am

    I haven’t. There’s exactly one store in my area that sells them, and always wonder why dandelion greens, but no mustard greens, which I see waaay more recipes for. Would love an excuse to finally try them!

  • 384 Jennevieve // May 2, 2011 at 10:11 am

    I received dandelion greens in our farm share one time and they were bitter and tasted horrible! I haven’t tried using them again.

  • 385 paula // May 2, 2011 at 10:13 am

    Congratulations on 10 years!
    To answer your question, YES! I have, and do eat dandelion greens often. We are Greek and a dish we love is called lachona (emphasis on the “la,” phonetically spelled). We blanch the greens with a little sugar, and then sauté with garlic and olive oil (naturally!) – just like you’d treat spinach. A squeeze of fresh lemon and viola! Delish!
    To answer your reader’s questions, picking them from your yard is the way to go if you do not treat with pesticides! Discard the flower and especially it’s stem, trim the roots and give a good soak and you’re good to go!

  • 386 Julie // May 2, 2011 at 10:13 am

    I have not cooked with dandelion greens, yet. But I’d love to try. And I *love* chickpeas, so this recipe sounds good already.

  • 387 Cathy // May 2, 2011 at 10:14 am

    I have never cooked with dandelion greens before, but would love to!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • 388 Cho // May 2, 2011 at 10:15 am

    I’ve never cooked with dandelion greens, but I’ve seen my church family women go and pick for them on the land.

  • 389 Katrina // May 2, 2011 at 10:17 am

    I haven’t but I’d love to try!

  • 390 Out2lunch // May 2, 2011 at 10:17 am

    Nope, never cooked with any dandelion bits, I’d love to tho. I’ve always liked dandelions and thought it was sad that most people consider them a weed.

  • 391 Sarah Jane // May 2, 2011 at 10:19 am

    I have cooked with dandelion greens! Sunset magazine had a yummy pasta dish with dandelion greens, walnuts and goat cheese a few months ago that I had to try. yummy!

  • 392 Sharon // May 2, 2011 at 10:20 am

    I’ve never cooked with dandelion greens but I am curious to see how they would work in place of kale or spinach in a dish. I know they’re pretty bitter but wondering if that would be tempered depending on how and with what they are cooked…

  • 393 Rosa // May 2, 2011 at 10:20 am

    I have never cooked with dandelion greens! But I’ll bet they are delicious!

  • 394 Elis // May 2, 2011 at 10:21 am

    I have cooked with many kinds of greens, but not with dandelion greens. Yet!

  • 395 Anna // May 2, 2011 at 10:22 am

    That book looks fantastic. I’ve been a vegetarian since I was 11, but I’m only now starting to cook for myself (and my husband) every day. I’m always looking for more recipe ideas now that I’m not eating out or eating with my parents. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • 396 Jenn // May 2, 2011 at 10:24 am

    never cooked with dandelion greens, but have eaten them in a spring salad recently

  • 397 Erlyn // May 2, 2011 at 10:24 am

    Nope I haven’t tried nor cooked with dandelion greens, but I’d like to try!

  • 398 Andrea // May 2, 2011 at 10:24 am

    Not yet, but they intrigue me and I’ve liked them when I’ve had them at restaurants.

  • 399 Kristen // May 2, 2011 at 10:25 am

    I’ve never done it, but I bet they would taste amazing! I haven’t seen them at markets in my area yet, but perhaps I haven’t been looking for them

  • 400 Quynh // May 2, 2011 at 10:26 am

    I love dandelions greens – you can buy them cheaply at any Asian supermarket. In Seattle – Viet Wah has them in the ID off of Jackson. We put them in soup and salads. Yumms!

    Happy 10th! and thank you for the great giveaway!

  • 401 mel // May 2, 2011 at 10:27 am

    I’ve cooked with dandelion greens! I got them in a CSA box one time, asked the chef at my work how to use them, and made them part of a delicious meal. I haven’t used them since, as I’m a city girl and foraging for dandelions would most assuredly get me a big dose of pesticide…

  • 402 Marena // May 2, 2011 at 10:30 am

    I saw dandelion greens at the H Mart nearby but would love to try a recipe with them.

  • 403 Becky // May 2, 2011 at 10:31 am

    I have not cooked with dandelion greens, but given my late love of all bitter greens, I’d be happy to try! Happy 10 years!

  • 404 Liz // May 2, 2011 at 10:31 am

    I have never cooked with dandelion greens, but I am a fan of beet greens! Turns everything pink.

  • 405 amelia // May 2, 2011 at 10:32 am

    Nope, haven’t cooked with them but have eaten them.

  • 406 Melissa // May 2, 2011 at 10:32 am

    I have never cooked with them. I need this book to expand my horizons!

  • 407 Jen // May 2, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Nope! Never tried dandelion greens, though I have often contemplated it weeding the yard and not had the nerve to try it.

    Congratulations on 10 years! I think I’ve been readin for close to that long.

  • 408 sue // May 2, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Never made anything with Dandelion before but I have always been curious about them… I totally love greens, especially if they’re bitter. Also, Happy Birthday!

  • 409 katie // May 2, 2011 at 10:35 am

    no to the dandelion greens. side note: ‘dandelion’ was the word i misspelled in a spelling bee.

  • 410 Dawn // May 2, 2011 at 10:35 am

    I haven’t cooked with Dandelion greens, but I had them at a local restaurant once and they were great!

  • 411 Robin J // May 2, 2011 at 10:38 am

    My mother went through a wild foods stage and I still remember the lovely taste of wild asparagus. Sounds like fun!

  • 412 Maggie // May 2, 2011 at 10:39 am

    I have not, but I’ve always wanted to. Maybe this will be the inspiration I need! :) Happy Blog Birthday!

  • 413 Jenny // May 2, 2011 at 10:41 am

    I personally have never cooked with dandelion greens, but my husband made us a salad with dandelion greens he “foraged” and picked in our backyard a few months ago. It was good, though a bit chewier than a regular salad.

    Thanks for the giveaway and happy 10th anniversary!!

  • 414 Hannah // May 2, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Never cooked with dandelion greens! Recently I was given a shot to take after chewing part of a dandelion, not sure what kind of chemical reaction it creates, but it made my tongue numb and tingly for several minutes! I think I’d prefer dandelion greens…!

  • 415 Lisa-Marie // May 2, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Hi Megan, I’ve just been directed to you by Tea of Tea&Cookies. Please don’t feel you need to enter me in the giveaway, I live in Scotland and postage is not cheap!

    Just wanted to comment as I have cooked with dandelion leaves, just wilting them like spinach. Also, they add a deep, sort of woody flavour to dandelion tea.

    I’m away to investigate your blog more!

  • 416 Jenny // May 2, 2011 at 10:46 am

    I have not cooked with dandelion greens but I am in a rut and would love new ideas and new flavors. I’ve always been a pansey about trying new things but am trying to turn over a new leaf. Happy 10th Anniversary! Thanks for sharing so much wonderful information, ideas and inspiration!

  • 417 Kimberly O // May 2, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Every year at this time I think – I should make something with dandelion greens… Thanks for the kick in the butt! Here I go!

  • 418 Janet Thomson // May 2, 2011 at 10:48 am

    I have never cooked them but love all greens and will try them very soon!

  • 419 ALFO // May 2, 2011 at 10:50 am

    I am dying for this cookbook! Adore 101cookbooks blog, and would have preordered this cookbook, but we are in a $ crunch.
    Chickpeas and dandelion greens ate right up my alley!!

  • 420 Natalia // May 2, 2011 at 10:51 am

    Wow, 10 years! Happy birthday :D I’ve never cooked with dandelion greens.

  • 421 willa // May 2, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Yes, have cooked a little bit with both dandelion greens and flowers.

    For any curious commenters, if your grocery does not carry them, you can often find the greens at smaller food co-ops or natural foods stores, but they are often very seasonal, that is to say: now is the perfect time to try them!

    If you forage them yourself, only pick those you are 100% certain have not been sprayed with pesticides. City parks or roads dept. often do this, so stick to backyards of people you know.

    In general small tender leaves will be much milder in taste but if you just can´t handle the bitterness, try cooking the greens in combination with spinach or kale or something you already like for a new flavor.

    Also, tempura battered and fried dandelion flowers are GOOD.

    Congrats on 10 years!!!

  • 422 Karen // May 2, 2011 at 10:55 am

    I’ve never cooked with dandelion greens although we have enough in our yard to feed us all summer… so I guess I’d better learn. Thanks for the chance to win this book! It’s been on my list to try out.

  • 423 amy // May 2, 2011 at 10:57 am

    happy anniversary!

  • 424 Christina // May 2, 2011 at 11:03 am

    Never cooked with dandelion greens, but I’m always game to try something new at least once. ;) Happy Blog-birthday! Ten years is an achievement!

  • 425 Jaime // May 2, 2011 at 11:05 am

    I’ve never cooked with dandelion greens, but there’s a first for everything, right? :)

  • 426 Kerrie // May 2, 2011 at 11:05 am

    I’ve never done dandelion greens, but when I was young, we would pick the flowers out of the yard. My mom cleaned them, dredged them in seasoned flour & fried them. Crunchy & tasty. :-)

  • 427 Allie // May 2, 2011 at 11:09 am

    I have not cooked with dandelion greens, but I have eaten dandelion flowers – and my horse and my hamsters all love dandelion leaves and flowers. I first found out dandelions were edible from All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten. I was already a fan of dandelions (so cheerful!) but after that I became a dandelion activist. I blow the little seed puffs whenever I see them to spread the joy. My husband just sighs when he sees me do this. He has given up lecturing me. “It’s a WEED,” he used to say. It’s a flower to me. Weed is in the eye of the beholder.

  • 428 Ashley // May 2, 2011 at 11:11 am

    i’ve never cooked with dandelion greens, but i wouldn’t be opposed!

  • 429 Midge // May 2, 2011 at 11:11 am

    I once had them in a salad but I’ve never made anything with them myself. I’m interested in Kerrie’s idea of frying them.

  • 430 Ellen Q // May 2, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Happy “Birthday”!

    I also loved her first cookbook. In fact, the binding is falling apart on my copy! I’ve had dandelion greens in salad and didn’t love them, but I would give them a whirl cooked.

  • 431 Shanley // May 2, 2011 at 11:16 am

    I’ve never tried dandelion greens, but after lengthy trips to India and China, I’m game for just about anything (duck neck, anyone?). Weeds for supper, here I come! :)

  • 432 jana // May 2, 2011 at 11:17 am

    I haven’t, simply because here in farming country pretty much every ditch weed is sprayed with pesticide.

  • 433 Jennifer N. // May 2, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Nope! But I’m game!

  • 434 GizmoGirl // May 2, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Happy anniversary! I have cooked with dandelion leaves but it was ages ago! After weeding them all weekend, I should consider taking it up again….

  • 435 kimberly // May 2, 2011 at 11:28 am

    i’ve always wanted to try cooking with dandelion greens! and growing them, since it seems so darned easy.

  • 436 Luanne K // May 2, 2011 at 11:30 am

    Congrats on your 10th year anniversary! Just love your blog – keep up the fine work. I have not cooked with dandelion greens, but must admit, I’ve enough around here right now in my Oregon yard that it’s tempting to give it try!

    Thanks for the give-away opps! You’re just awesome!

  • 437 Kaitlin // May 2, 2011 at 11:32 am

    I have cooked with dandelion greens, and sadly, it was a disaster. They were mushy and not yummy, likely due to my cooking skillz, not the poor little buggers themself, but when they’re in my CSA box again, I’ll certaily give them another try!

  • 438 Mandy // May 2, 2011 at 11:33 am

    I try to cook with dandilion greens. Except that my partner is convinced that he hates them. I dont think he does, he just doesnt like the idea of it. If I win the book I will do it anyways, and he can be jealous of the amazing food i am eating!

  • 439 Greta // May 2, 2011 at 11:34 am

    I have not cooked with them… I have tried them in salads, however.

  • 440 Lauren // May 2, 2011 at 11:34 am

    I made a dandelion salad with sauteed deviled eggs from the Splendid Table cookbook – it was delicious – thanks for reminding me to make it again!

  • 441 Catherine // May 2, 2011 at 11:34 am

    First of all, Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary. What an accomplishment. I have learned from your blog and that is a good thing!

    I have never cooked with dandelion greens but years ago I made some dandelion wine. It was actually OK. Of course my wine palette has changed over the years. :))

    Love this book, as a vegetarian it is always great to expand those culinary horizons.

  • 442 Jennifer // May 2, 2011 at 11:35 am

    I haven’t cooked with dandelion greens but we do pick them to give to our rabbit, who LOVES them.

  • 443 Melissa P // May 2, 2011 at 11:37 am

    I have enough dandelions in my yard right now that I could try a dish! I’ll keep you posted. :)
    And love your blog btw, I’m new here but am enjoying it.

  • 444 simplysara // May 2, 2011 at 11:38 am

    No, I never have and I don’t know if I want to. When I was a kid we’d eat “sour grass” from the yard and I imagine they taste like that. I’m probably wrong.

  • 445 Reez // May 2, 2011 at 11:42 am

    I didn’t know there was such a thing to eat! You’ve definitely piqued my interest. You seem to always do that with this blog.

  • 446 Diet Porn // May 2, 2011 at 11:42 am

    What an awesome giveaway! This book is on my “to own” list for sure. Oh, and I have never cooked with dandelion greens. :-)

  • 447 Malori // May 2, 2011 at 11:43 am

    I recently bought Super Natural Cooking so I’d LOVE to add this to my collection :). Congrats on ten years. Your blog has been around for exactly half of my life… whaaaat!? Crazy!

    -Malori

    Malori(at)jacquesandjill.com

  • 448 Tiffany // May 2, 2011 at 11:44 am

    No, but love 101 Cookbooks! Congrats on 10 years.

  • 449 Claire // May 2, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Happy blogbirthday! I do love some dandelion greens – I sautee them with some plumped raisins and pine nuts.

  • 450 Kelli // May 2, 2011 at 11:51 am

    I have not, but I’ve seen this cookbook around and it looks great. Happy blogiversary!

  • 451 Lisa P // May 2, 2011 at 11:52 am

    No, never cooked them but have eaten them. It is my birthday month as well. Happy Birthday!

  • 452 Tahra // May 2, 2011 at 11:56 am

    I have not cooked with them, but I do like them in salads. Happy birthday!

  • 453 Sara Smith // May 2, 2011 at 11:56 am

    I love cookbooks like this – happy anniversary darling!
    Sara

  • 454 Lindsay-Jean // May 2, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Nope, not yet anyway!

  • 455 kayceebeebee // May 2, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Never cooked with dandelion greens.

  • 456 Tasha // May 2, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Happy Birthday!!! I’ve never cooked with dandelion greens, I’ll have to try that someday!

  • 457 punkrawkknitter // May 2, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    I’ve never cooked with dandelion greens, but I really like arugula, and i know they taste similar, so I really should try it

  • 458 Lisa F. // May 2, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Have never cooked with dandelion greens, but with the state of my yard, now might be a good time to try.

  • 459 Andrea // May 2, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    I haven’t used them yet, but I recently saw a recipe for pasta carbonara with dandelion greens that looked pretty delicious. Thanks for this! I’ve been wanting to get this cookbook…

  • 460 Sarah // May 2, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Hooray for ten years! I love your blog! :D And no, I have never worked with dandelion greens. :P

  • 461 Jen D. // May 2, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    After all my weeding I can barely look at Dandelion greens. Perhaps I should consider selling them to my local co-op next time?

  • 462 Kvossler // May 2, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    nope. we had dandelion greens last month in our csa box and i procrastinated in finding a decent recipe and sadly they went bad. i promise i’ll do better next time! if this cookbook has a dandelion green recipe, i want it!

  • 463 jo-anne // May 2, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Ooooo, I didn’t know Heidi had a new bok out – how exciting!! And yes, I’ve cooked with dandelion greens, lightly steamed with butter.

  • 464 Tambryn // May 2, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    I have never cooked with Dandelion greens, but I’d like to try the recipe!

  • 465 kickpleat // May 2, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    I have cooked with dandelion greens and I love them. Sauteed with pasta and tomatoes and lots of garlic. Not to mention cheese. Yum!

  • 466 tiffany // May 2, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    i’ve never cooked with them, but i’m sure that i tasted them as a child :)

  • 467 Glynis // May 2, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    I haven’t cooked with dandelion greens, but I’ve had them in a salad…. congrats on 10 years!!

  • 468 Sarah R. // May 2, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    I have never cooked with dandelion greens, but my dad did once when I was a kid. It was so awful (I think he picked them at the wrong point in the season or something, maybe?) that even he wouldn’t finish eating his serving, a rare event.

  • 469 danielle // May 2, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    i’ve never cooked with dandelion greens, but mostly because i’m not sure i’d be able to find them for sale anywhere…

  • 470 Jenny // May 2, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    I’ve never cooked with dandelion greens, but they sound like something I would love if I ever got my hands on them.

  • 471 Amy // May 2, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    My grandmother used to make us a “salad” of dandelion greens with hot bacon dressing. It’s a very PA Dutch recipe, but it is delicious (how can you go wrong with bacon?). Love your blog!

  • 472 Rachel Noel // May 2, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    I have not, because I usually look at them in the grass and think, I could eat that!?

  • 473 Maura // May 2, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    I have never cooked with dandelion greens, but I am a new vegetarian so I am sure this book would be very helpful!

  • 474 Christine Smith // May 2, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    never have, but would love to give it a try!

  • 475 Alyssa // May 2, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Ten years, ahhhh! Congratulations!!

    I have not cooked with dandelion greens…they kind of scare me, actually. I fear cooking with unknown foods; I’d have to have them in something before I venture off into cooking them on my own.

  • 476 Seanna Lea // May 2, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    I’ve been a vegetarian since 1992, but I’m still on the hunt for interesting vegetarian cookbooks that don’t focus on just tofu (or just pasta). I’ve never cooked with dandelion greens, and I’m never sure if it is something I could just pick from the yard to try.

  • 477 seedless grape // May 2, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    I haven’t. But I do love Heidi’s recipes–so simple, so tasty!

  • 478 Courtney // May 2, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    I have never cooked with them, but I have been curious about them ever since I read the book, “Plenty”, by Alisa Smith and J.B. Mackinnon!

  • 479 Bubbles // May 2, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    I haven’t, but I’d love to try. It’s one of those things that was in some book I read as a kid, and always intrigued me. Same reason I picked up a bottle of dandelion wine in college. So romantic… I don’t remember how it tasted, though. Maybe I should try again.

  • 480 Emjay Kay // May 2, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    I have never cooked with dandelion greens, but
    with the right recipe and advice on when it’s best
    to pick them and how to prepare them, I bet they
    could be good. Congrats on 10 years! I’ve learned a lot, and always enjoy reading your site,
    thank you! 101 Cookbooks is also an interesting site, would love to read and try recipes from this book.

  • 481 Miss B // May 2, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    In third grade, for some bizarre reason, one day we all went out and gathered dandelion greens and buds (I shudder, now, to think about all the pesticides and general city grossness that had to have been on them) and made a pot of dandelion soup on a hot plate in our classroom. Nobody wanted to taste it, so I was the brave volunteer. I spit it out onto the floor. I still vividly remember that.

    I’m guessing that isn’t exactly the result one would get from a recipe in this book, though…

  • 482 Mary F // May 2, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    No, but when I was a child, I read a book about fairies making them in to wine and I was fascinated by that idea!

  • 483 jo // May 2, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    this cookbook looks so amazing! i’ve never cooked with dandelion greens before but i’d be willing to try it if i had a good recipe.

  • 484 karen lucrece // May 2, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    i have never cooked with dandelion greens, but i read about them when i was a kid and would wander around eating the flowers from the yard to see what they tasted like. it wasn’t until much later that i learned that you’re supposed to actually eat the young greens (and make the flowers into wine!).

  • 485 kv barn // May 2, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    i haven’t tried dandelion greens yet, but i’ve had danelion flower syrup – it has a nice honey taste to it :). happy anniversary!!!

  • 486 MaMaK // May 2, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Have not cooked dandelion greens but have had salads. Fun giveaway!

  • 487 Lisa // May 2, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    No, I’ve never tried dandelion greens!

  • 488 Emily B // May 2, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    I haven’t, but I have eaten them before in salads–slightly bitter tasting:)

  • 489 Miranda E. // May 2, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    I haven’t- but I’ve always been curious to try!

  • 490 Stephanie // May 2, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    I haven’t cooked with dandelion greens before, but my great grandmother used to cook them all the time!

  • 491 Nana // May 2, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Nope…never cooked with them. When I was a child, I remember an elderly neighbor talking about how the Gypsy families used to come through the area [Northern NJ] and dig up dandelions for various uses.

  • 492 Sarah // May 2, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Yes, I’ve cooked with dandelion greens. I regularly make Mark Bittman’s Green Mashed Potatoes. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/11/dining/111mrex.html?ref=dining
    Now I can’t imagine making non-green mashed potatoes.

  • 493 Regina // May 2, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    I have never ever cooked with dandelion greens. I should probably go remedy that…

  • 494 laura // May 2, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    me please!

  • 495 Star // May 2, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Congratulations on your blog’s 10th anniversary! I’m so glad I found your blog; it’s wonderful! Here’s to another ten happy years!

  • 496 Lara // May 2, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Congratulations on your 10th anniversary! Love your blog!!

    I have never cooked with dandelion greens and I don’t think I ever could. I did a lot of dandelion picking in my youth and have a very strong memory of the taste of the dandelion sap (from the stem). I am sure the greens do not taste like that but I doubt I will ever get beyond my memories of that foul taste.

  • 497 Gini // May 2, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    I have not. I tried to make dandelion wine once though…..a whole lot of effort, and the wine totally sucked!

  • 498 Samantha // May 2, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    I’d really love to own this book. I’ve been trying very hard not to buy things lately, but winning them is another thing all together. ;)

    Congratulations on your 10th anniversary.

  • 499 Becky // May 2, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    I have not cooked them, but have eaten them in a salad when they came in our CSA box.

  • 500 Adrienne B. // May 2, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    I have not cooked with dandelion greens, but it sounds intriguing!

  • 501 Jenne // May 2, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    I have cooked with dandelion greens, but wow are they bitter! Maybe Heidi has a better way…

  • 502 dawn // May 2, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    I have not but I do remember my parents attempting dandelion wine when I was a kid…

  • 503 Peggy // May 2, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    No, I haven’t cook with dandelions, but I would love to cook with them.

  • 504 Abby // May 2, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    I have not cooked with dandelion greens; my main experience with the plant was making chains of it in the backyard.

  • 505 Lisa // May 2, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    I have not tried to cook with them yet, although I do buy them for my chickens in the winter when I’m felling bad that they haven’t had any fresh greens in a long while. They seem to love them, maybe I would, too!

  • 506 M // May 2, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    I have! When I was a kid, I used to pick them, cook them in the microwave, and eat them with salt and lemon. Iron cravings, maybe? I prefer spinach and chard now…

  • 507 mamina // May 2, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Love 101cookbooks, did not get my hands on Heidi’s new book yet….
    I am European and we make dandelion honey( from flowers), it is yummy and super healthy….also add green to salads and soups.
    Thanks for a lovely giveaway!

  • 508 slly // May 2, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    love cooking dandelion greens! epicurous has several good recipes.

    congrats on 10 years!!

  • 509 Amanda // May 2, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    I’ve never cooked or eaten dandelions, but I’ve spent countless hours pulling those hardy suckers out of the garden!

  • 510 LisaT // May 2, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Never have cooked with dandelion greens. The places where I see them sprout up (in my area) tend to be next to heavily congested roadways/highways. All those emissions have made me leery of picking the dandelions

  • 511 sarah // May 2, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    I have made dandelion wine, but not cooked with greens! This cookbook looks like fun!

  • 512 Betty // May 2, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    I recall chewing on them as a kid, thinking they were edible. Would definitely like to try actually cooking them now.

  • 513 Jen S // May 2, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    How fantastic! I’ve been reading Heidi’s blog 101 cookbooks since cooking blogs first came into the web scene. With yours in my rss list too. :)
    I’ve cooked many of her dishes and as an omnivore I guarantee they pair well on their own or with a meat main course. I’ve only had dandelion greens in a mixed green salad once at a dinner party so I’ve yet to cook with them. I’m even seeing recipes for dandelion flower pancakes! Who knew?

  • 514 mavis // May 2, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Hi! I once braised dandelion greens, but did not enjoy the taste. I would be so excited to win this book…happy 10th birthday!

  • 515 Megan Callahan // May 2, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    I have not tried dandelion greens, but would not oppose it, I’d be interested to see if my twins would like them, they prefer vegetarian cooking and I’m always up for more greens!

  • 516 kerry // May 2, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    I actually have cooked with dandelion greens. My fiance teaches students about edible plants, so he’s always bringing home something he finds. Were it not for dog pee, I could now do most of my produce shopping at the local park.

  • 517 Jamie Rose // May 2, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    I haven’t cooked with them, but I definitely would try! I love kale and spinach and things of that sort, so I’d probably like it quite well!

    - Jamie Rose

  • 518 Jamie // May 2, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Never cooked with dandelion greens and, to be honest, I’m a little afraid of the thought of it! I do love Heidi’s blog and would love to own this cookbook. Maybe I’ll work up the courage to try the greens!

  • 519 Lauren // May 2, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Ten years?!? That’s awesome! Thank you for the endless inspiration!
    I have not cooked with dandelion greens but earlier today I saw a recipe for dandelion green pancakes.

  • 520 Mary Helen // May 2, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    I know I am too late to enter but I wanted to mention the dandelion greens. As a child we had a friend who always went out to pick the tender dandelion greens as they came up in spring – she would bring them to my Mother who made Bacon Dressing to go on the greens. So we had Dandelion Salad with Bacon Dressing!

  • 521 jerusalem // May 2, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    I haven’t but when I was growing up in Alaska everyone cooked with Fiddleheads, which seems sort of the same to me.

  • 522 Constance // May 2, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    I made dandelion head pancakes last spring, which were very tasty. Kind of nutty. Like the chef, I guess.

  • 523 Melissa // May 2, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Hmm…you can eat dandelion greens? look out, front yard…

  • 524 Aeliel // May 2, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    I’ve never cooked with dandelion greens, but I’ve always wondered what they taste like, especially since my garden gets absolutely invaded by dandelions every spring.

  • 525 marymc // May 2, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    No dandelion greens, but poke sallit greens are great to cook with other mixed greens. Cook it with a mix of kale, turnip, beet and mustard for the best greens ever. Hmmm, I might add a handful of dandelion greens to the mix.

  • 526 Cat // May 2, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    I have never cooked with dandelion greens, but now might just be the perfect time to start!

  • 527 athena // May 2, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    i have not personally cooked dandelion greens, but they are something my family (and basically all greeks) have eaten/eat normally. i remember my grandmother going in our backyard in new jersey (in the 70s) and picking them straight from the lawn (and then my dad telling her, don’t do that because of the fertilizer!). :-)

  • 528 Katharine // May 2, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    I have never cooked with dandelion greens, but I would sure love a book to show me how.

  • 529 athena // May 2, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    oh, oops! too late! i thought i read 10 PM. oh, well. :-)

  • 530 Adrielle // May 2, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    I haven’t cooked with dandelion greens, but my grandfather used to make dandelion wine.

  • 531 Cassandra // May 2, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Congratulations!
    No, I still have it stuck in my head that dandelions are weeds and inedible. :(

  • 532 Anna // May 2, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Happy Blogiversary! I loved Super Natural Cooking, so no doubt, I would love this book.

  • 533 Kate // May 2, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Happy blogiversary! I haven’t ever cooked with dandelion greens, but I’m trying to incorporate more greens into my diet so this sounds like as good a time as any!

  • 534 Kara // May 2, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Never cooked with dandelion greens, only raw in salads.
    I want to eat that front cover photo.

  • 535 Sherilyn Saporito // May 2, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    I have not, but I used to pick them and feed them to my rabbit!

  • 536 Anna // May 2, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Can I just pick them out of my yard? I’ve got plenty:(

  • 537 Sabrina // May 2, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    I’ve never cooked with dandelion greens. I’m interested in doing so, but don’t know how to use them.

  • 538 Heather // May 2, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    I have never! But I don’t know that I wouldn’t…especially if they had some grated cheese on top…
    I’m trying to learn how to cook more with fresh and organic produce, so this would be ideal!

  • 539 sarann // May 2, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    I haven’t cooked with dandelion greens. I love Super Natural Cooking. I have the new book on hold at the library, but I’m sure it’s one I’d like to own.

  • 540 Hannah // May 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    I haven’t cooked with dandelion greens, but I DO want this cookbook :)

  • 541 Kathy // May 2, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    I haven’t cooked with dandelion greens. I am a fan of 101cookbooks, and have enjoyed a number of recipes from her blog… and would love her book!!! Oh, and I’m a fan of your blog too!!

  • 542 aubrey // May 2, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    I’ve never tried cooking with dandelion greens, though I think about it and feel a bit guilty every time I pull one out of the garden.

  • 543 Ruth // May 2, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    No I have never, but I did see a nice recipe for some the other day…no idea where I might get some from to eat…can u just eat them from the garden? I think maybe those type are poisonous?

  • 544 Krystyna // May 2, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    I haven’t tried them… yet. ;)

  • 545 Kirsten // May 2, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    I never have, but perhaps that will change this spring.

  • 546 Jen // May 2, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    I have had a dandelion green salad. It was bitter and spicy but good. My friend just posted a photo gallery of her making dandelion blossom fritters and I think I want to try. Deep fried anything is often enough. :)

  • 547 Beth // May 2, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    I haven’t cooked with dandelion greens but I remember my mother in her apron going out and picking them in the front yard when I was a kid. I think she sneaked them into lasagna.

  • 548 MJ // May 2, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    I haven’t used them but now that you’ve put the thought in my head. . .

  • 549 kayduh // May 2, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    I’ve had them in restaurants, but never tried to make something that included them. But since I LOVE chickpeas, that recipe sounds like the perfect opportunity to try them!

  • 550 debbieo // May 2, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    I have never cooked with dandelion greens, but one of my neighbors could supply our entire neighborhood. This is one thing I may try some day though.

  • 551 kristin // May 2, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    cooked, no. eaten, yes!

  • 552 Katie // May 2, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    I never have. I’ve often thought of gathering dandelions from my yard to use somehow…but I’m not sure they would be very clean, chemical wise…

  • 553 Annie // May 2, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    I haven’t tried dandelion greens yet, but I’ve been eye-ing all the dandelions growing in the neighborhood and wondering if I would get labeled a crazy lady for nabbing them up. Agree that I am a little worried about the unknown chemicals in the lawns… I might have to find a spot in my garden to try growing them!

  • 554 Manders // May 2, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Never have, but that thing with the boiled eggs papahilo suggests sounds tasty. :)

  • 555 Kendra // May 2, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    I have not cooked with dandelion greens, but that recipe does sound good!

  • 556 Lisa // May 2, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    No, I haven’t. I am excited to get my hands on some fava greens. After that I will try dandelions.

  • 557 koroshiya // May 2, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    not yet, but i’d like to!

  • 558 Audrey // May 2, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    I haven’t, but my mom and I were just talking about how dandelions are supposed to have a very high nutritional content.

  • 559 Katherine // May 2, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    I would love this book; thanks for the giveaway

  • 560 Jackie // May 2, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    I have never heard of dandelion greens and now I’m quite curious as to what it is exactly. PS I love your site (I check it daily).

  • 561 Karleen // May 2, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    I haven’t, but I would love to get some from the farmer’s market and try!

  • 562 reva // May 2, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    i haven’t cooked with dandelion greens before but i am always tempted to pick them up at the grocery store.

  • 563 Mikki // May 2, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    I haven’t cooked with dandelion greens but I am intrigued and would love to try that recipe!

  • 564 LaTasha Cornett // May 2, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    I have never had the chance to cook with dandelion greens but watching Top Chef, Cooking at the Academy and the likes have piqued my interests. Happy 10th Birthday, I’ve enjoyed reading you over the years!!!

  • 565 sara // May 2, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    I haven’t cooked with dandelion greens, but I do like them! The cookbook looks intriguing. I can’t wait for my CSA share to start at the end of this month!

  • 566 Sara // May 2, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    I never even heard of dandelion greens until now. Have to say, doesn’t sound too appealing.

  • 567 Jillian // May 2, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    I’ve been hesitant to eat the more adventurous greens, so I haven’t tried many of them. Oddly enough, I’ve recently discovered a love for kale, so maybe dandelion greens are next?

  • 568 margo // May 2, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Nice cookbook. Never have cooked dandelion greens but knew or knew two people who have and they always told me that the greens are delicious.

  • 569 Elizabeth // May 2, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    I have cooked with Dandylion greens – they’re great with garlic and eggs. Yum! Thanks for the giveaway and congrats on the big anniversary!

  • 570 jess // May 2, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Happy anniversary! I’ve already been coveting that cookbook for about a month now. I’ve never cooked with dandelion greens, but I’m looking for a good excuse to give them a try…

  • 571 Christa H // May 2, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    No I haven’t cooked with dandelion greens but my grandmother did! She would pick them when we went for walks. I never saw her use them though.

  • 572 Leann // May 2, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    I haven’t cooked with them. My grandfather used to have to eat dandelion soup when he was a boy, but he hated it so much that if a dandelion dared crop up in his yard, it wasn’t long for this world! LOL!

  • 573 Aidan // May 2, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    I would love a copy of this…so I can learn to cook with dandelion greens!

  • 574 Jessica // May 2, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    I have not cooked with dandelion greens, but I’d be interested in trying. Love 101 Cookbooks!

  • 575 Lisa // May 2, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Nope, but I have enough in my back yard for a feast.

  • 576 Katie Rose // May 2, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    I haven’t. They make me think of the 80s, because I remember some sitcom in which the stereotypical rich yuppies were eating dandelion greens. I’d be willing to take back their nutrition for the proletariat. ;)

  • 577 sarah // May 2, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    i have eaten them raw! never cooked with them though

  • 578 Adina // May 2, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    I’ve put a couple stems of dandelion greens in a smoothy before and they were a nice, not too strong addition.

  • 579 Karli // May 2, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    No, but I’m looking forward to hearing how your attempt goes! I have only really heard of dandelion milk as a use for curing jaundice.

  • 580 Lori // May 2, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    I have never cooked with them, but we would eat them from the yard when I was a kid.

  • 581 Sarah // May 2, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    I’ve never cooked with dandelion greens, and I have an abundant supply – plus a can of chickpeas. However, I also have free-range chickens and a free-range dog, so maybe I’ll try it with arugula. I’ve followed this site for years – since I stumbled on it looking for Martha Stewart’s site. Megan, you are my favorite blogger, well done and happy anniversary!

  • 582 Monica // May 2, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    This cookbook looks awesome. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 583 erin // May 2, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    I have not attempted that yet. It seems exotic but c’mon! they’re a weed! Are they bitter?

    Happy Blogiversary! Wow, ten years! Hard to believe it’s been that long. Congratulations, and here’s to many more years!

  • 584 Christine // May 2, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    I deliberately let a few dandelions grow wild in the garden, but I don’t often actually use them in cooking ;-)

  • 585 Heather // May 2, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    I have not cooked with dandelion greens but I have drank the wine made with those greens! Tastes kind of earthy.
    Happy 10 years- that’s amazing!

  • 586 monica // May 2, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Nope, but I love all kinds of dark leafy greens!

  • 587 Sarah // May 2, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Yes! I love making a quesadilla with dandelion greens and sauteed potatoes.

  • 588 Susan // May 2, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    Does making dandelion wine count?

  • 589 sioux // May 2, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    well, shoot! happy anniversary!

  • 590 Marsha // May 2, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    Nope, but there are plenty of dandelions in my yard, so maybe I should give it a try!

  • 591 Lacey // May 2, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    My great grandmother used to pick dandelion greens from my parents’ front yard, and we’d make salads… in my memories, it’s just like arugula, but its been awhile. I’m sort of afraid to eat them now because of the chemicals my neighbors use but I’ve seen them at the market. I wonder what a dandelion farm looks like??

  • 592 sheila // May 2, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    i have never cooked with dandelion greens, but i would definitely like to.

  • 593 wendy // May 2, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    I *d0* want this book!!
    I have never cooked with dandelion greens, but my garden is currently FULL of them, so maybe I should try. I do like greens, in general.
    And I *have* eaten stinging nettles (cooked, of course…)

  • 594 Lea // May 2, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    I never cooked with dandelions, just ate them raw in salads – pretty bitter but healthy feeling (good healthy.)
    Congratulations on the blog anniversary!

  • 595 Emily // May 2, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    I have not cooked with dandelions before, my family finds most things other than chicken and red meat weird so it could be an uphill battle, haha.

  • 596 Lindsay // May 2, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    I have only juiced them and added them to salads..but I will make my next special at work featuring them. Thanks for the reminder..and happy anniversary!

  • 597 Laura // May 2, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Never cooked with dandelion greens, but they sound yummy in that recipe above!

  • 598 Amber // May 2, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    I have a hard time understanding eating dandilion greens, the only time I have gotten a bit in my mouth when weeding was rather jolting, super bitter :) maybe they calm down when cooked or taste better after chugging an IPA?

  • 599 Christine // May 2, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    I stumbled upon your blog a few weeks back while researching Easter crafts for some children I teach in Japan. I love it! I spent hours riffling through your archive. Great work! By the way, I’ve never cooked dandelion greens, per se, but my grandma and I will pick them in the wild for a salad ;)

  • 600 Kate // May 2, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    Happy Blogiversary! I’ve never cooked with dandelion greens but I’m willing to try. I’m much more adventurous about greens since joining a CSA!

  • 601 Gaby R // May 2, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    I have not cooked with them but I have eaten them in salads! I just found out about her blog through other food blogs I read!

  • 602 Hil // May 2, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    No, I’ve never cooked with them though they are certainingly easy to find. Could also use a recipe for wild violets…at least they are pretty!

  • 603 Angela // May 2, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    Love the blog! Have never cooked with DGs.

  • 604 Melissa Trachtenberg // May 2, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    My husband is allergic to dandelion, so we don’t cook with them. I’d love to try Heidi’s non-dandelion recipes, though!

  • 605 bri // May 2, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    I haven’t cooked with dandelion greens (there’s plenty in my garden though!)

  • 606 Nikta Pirouz // May 2, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    The cover of that cookbook is absolutely mouth watering. I have recently committed to eating really healthy and it has been fun to explore new vegetables and cooking styles. I have not cooked with dandelion greens (or ever even thought about it!) but I might have to try it out! Happy blogiversary!

  • 607 Myssie // May 2, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    I have not cooked with Dandelion greens but used to eat them quite frequently. I have lovely memories of my Grandfather picking dandelion greens to cook up or use in a salad. He was also a bad ass mushroom hunter.

  • 608 Melissa // May 2, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    Funny thing – your’s and Heidi’s blogs are among the first I check each day. I’ve been eyeing her book for a while and would love to experiment with dandelion greens and the other ingredients she manages to demystify. Here’s to a fantastic 10 years!

  • 609 Lisa // May 2, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    I have never cooked with dandelion greens, and honestly never seen them in food before!

  • 610 Lisa // May 2, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    I have not cooked with dandelion yet…sounds interesting tho! Congrats on 10 years!!

  • 611 Lesley // May 2, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Never cooked with dandelion greens but have eaten them — would love to try at home. Many wishes for another ten years of success!

  • 612 DW // May 2, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    Congrats! Haven’t cooked with dandelion greens but I imagine you could sauté it with garlic like mustard greens or make a pesto out of it…

  • 613 Heather // May 2, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Never. But I went to a Tall Grass Prairie workshop/picnic where they served them in salad with Purslane and it was really good. They also made Wild Blueberry Muffins with Acorn Flour. Quite a lovely picnic, really.

  • 614 pey // May 2, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    i have not cooked with dandelion greens, but i imagine that they’d have a bitterness similar to arugula….

  • 615 E Watts // May 2, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    I’ve only used dandelion greens in a salad. We’ve got plenty in the yard, though, so I could use more ideas.

  • 616 Heather // May 2, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    I’ve never cooked with dandelion greens, but I used to eat nasturtiums when I was a kid!

  • 617 Stephanie // May 2, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Never cooked with them, but I’ve had them before. Does that count?

  • 618 Mary W. // May 2, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    ooh, I’d love this!

  • 619 r8chel // May 2, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    I have never picked dandelion greens to eat, but I wouldn’t be surprised if there have been dandelion greens in a salad that I’ve eaten at someone else’s house. :)

  • 620 jess. // May 2, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    i have. and it wasn’t so bad. i made a version of spanakopita with dandelion greens and mushrooms. i thought it was delish. my hubby? not so much. but that’s okay because i’ll definitely try cooking with them again!

  • 621 Nicole // May 2, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    I’ve never had dandelion greens but my yard is full of them…maybe I should go pick some!

  • 622 Renee Carter // May 2, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Haven’t ever cooked with dandelion greens, but would love to win this cookbook and try it!

  • 623 Julie // May 2, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’m excited to check out this book whether or not I win it.

    And I will cook with dandelion greens as soon as we live in a dog-free household!

  • 624 Tasha // May 2, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    I have not cooked with them. I have this book from the library. They want it back :(

  • 625 Lindy // May 2, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Never have, but would love to try it!

  • 626 Heather Jones // May 2, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    I have not. Mostly due to my raging pollen allergy to the flowers it just feels wrong. I do love Indian inspired food though so maybe substitute with some arugula!

  • 627 ~Karen St. // May 2, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    This looks like an excellent book!

  • 628 Amy // May 2, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    I have never cooked with dandelion greens, but I’d like to try.

  • 629 Carrie // May 2, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    I cooked fried dandelion greens in the 3rd grade. :)

  • 630 Jackie // May 2, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    I’ve never cooked with dandelion greens, but eaten them from my yard! I can tell my neighbors I’m starting a dandelion farm….do you think there’s any money in that?

  • 631 Abby // May 2, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    I’ve never cooked with Dandelion greens, but it used to be my guinea pig’s favorite treat. Maybe I should have learned from Scampers…

  • 632 Leslie // May 2, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    pick me pick me!

  • 633 Jen R // May 2, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Congrats on the 10 years. I’m gonna go with 99% of the commenters, and agree that I’ve never cooked with the.

  • 634 kaela // May 2, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    I haven’t cooked with dandelion greens, but I’m 95% sure I used to eat them as a kid. “Mama had a baby and it’s head popped off. NOMMMM”

    Although, recently I’ve been seeing plenty of stories about using dandelion as an ingredient on news shows and blogs!

  • 635 Gwen // May 2, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    I have never cooked with dandelion greens, but my goal for this summer is to seriously increase the vegetables in my diet, so it’s probably a good time to try!

    And happy birthday to Not Martha! I think I’ve been reading for at least eight of its ten years. Cheers!

  • 636 Amy P // May 2, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    I have not cooked with them, but do remember my dad making me eat some raw when I was a kid. Honestly, it wasn’t our best father/daughter moment.

  • 637 Tara // May 2, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    i totally just used dandelion greens the other weekend (bought them at the ballard farmers market) then made my way to Hattie’s Hat (where i work) and cooked them with onions goat cheese and eggs and it was quite a delicous scramble!

  • 638 Margi Hansen // May 2, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    I have not cooked them. However I have happy memories of ripping them apart to look for the milk when I was a kid

  • 639 Shannon // May 2, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    yeah you and 10 years! i have not cooked with them, but have enjoyed eating them before. Like kale, it makes me nervous that i would make them and they’d taste like, well, dandelions.

  • 640 LoriO // May 2, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Happy Anniversary! Whatever is on the cover of that book looks delicious.

  • 641 Carrie S. // May 2, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    I’ve never cooked with dandelion greens before though I have plenty in our yard (I have a feeling I’m not the only one to have written that… at least I hope I’m not the only one!)…. I love Heidi’s previous cookbooks.

  • 642 Jeni // May 2, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    I would love this cookbook!!

  • 643 Sandra // May 2, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Like most people, I haven’t cooked with dandelion greens, but sometimes I look at my yard and wonder if I could possibly eat those dandelions. Probably not a good idea, as I don’t know what’s in my soil, but still tempting!

  • 644 Miss Cupcake // May 2, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    I’ve never cooked with them but would love to make some Dandelion Wine. Does that count as “cooking”?

  • 645 Nico // May 2, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Does making dandelion wine count?

  • 646 Michelle // May 2, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Why yes, I DO want that book!

    And yes, I’ve cooked with dandelion greens — sauteed them with some oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes.

    Also: HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

  • 647 Stephanie S // May 2, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    I have personally never cooked with dandelion greens, but I have eaten them!

  • 648 jennifer // May 2, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    last name swanson and starting a big garden so i have to try…happy 10th birthday! thank u!

  • 649 Elif // May 2, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    I’ve never cooked with them but my in-laws attempted to make wine many years ago.

  • 650 sara // May 2, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    I have not! But I’d love to! :)

  • 651 Hope S. // May 2, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    I’ve never cooked with it but always willing to try new things!

  • 652 Sheri // May 2, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Haven’t but I’ve always thought it would be awesome.

  • 653 Caroline // May 2, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Nope. But I’ve been tempted!

  • 654 Melissa // May 2, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    I have not cooked with dandelion greens, but I have had them in a salad. Delicious.

  • 655 tew949 // May 2, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Looks good.

  • 656 Stephanie // May 2, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    No! I love all kinds of greens, though. I’m looking forward to trying them this summer.

  • 657 Aja // May 2, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    I have never cooked with them, but my mother, who loves bitter greens, used to saute them with olive oil and garlic much to my distress at the time.

  • 658 LimeCake // May 2, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    I’ve never ever seen dandelion greens, let alone tried them. I’m so intrigued!

  • 659 Elaine // May 2, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    I’ve never done that before, but how I would love to!

  • 660 Gabrielle // May 2, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    This book looks wonderful, I would really love to be cooking these recipes after a long winter of too heavy foods. I have never cooked with dandelion greens, but I once collected the roots from all the dandelions in my yard, dried them and ground them into “coffee”. It was strangely tasty.

  • 661 Elsa // May 2, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    I have not cooked with dandelion leaves, though my favorite farmers at the market include them in the mixed salad.

    I did made childhood attempts at dandelion wine and dandelion tea, probably inspired by some odd cocktail of Laura Ingalls Wilder and Ray Bradbury. My parents, who probably knew all too well what kinds of chemicals the school used on our campus lawn, nipped those experiments in the bud.

    Congratulations on ten years! I kinda goggled at that, but a quick calculation tells me I’ve been reading you almost that long. Phew, the years zip by!

  • 662 henriette // May 2, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Nope, not tried it yet but would have plenty to pick from in the yard! :) Lovely book and congrats on the 10 years.

  • 663 Rebecca // May 2, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    I have never cooked with dandelion greens but would love to try!

  • 664 Tracy A. // May 3, 2011 at 12:38 am

    I’ve never cooked with them. I’ve never even tasted them!
    I would like to, but I don’t know where I’d trust around here to gather them.

    Congratulations on 10 years!

  • 665 Jessica // May 3, 2011 at 12:44 am

    I haven’t ever cooked with dandelion greens, but I grew to love them in Korean food!

  • 666 Safraknit // May 3, 2011 at 1:03 am

    I haven’t cooked with dandelion greens, and I do think we have them here in Israel….

  • 667 Régis // May 3, 2011 at 1:22 am

    Yes I have ! and do every spring

  • 668 Anna // May 3, 2011 at 3:01 am

    Congratulations on 10 years!!

    I tried to saute with dandelion greens several years ago and only remember that they were bitter. Occasionally I’ve thrown them in salads. We have lots of green space, so dandelions are…plentiful.

  • 669 Simply A. // May 3, 2011 at 4:58 am

    No, but when I was little I used to eat grass (the tender part near the root).

  • 670 Trisha C // May 3, 2011 at 5:14 am

    Congratulations on 10 years!

    I’ve never cooked with dandelion greens, but when I was a child my grandmother used them in salads.

    “Eat flowers and be not afraid” –E.E. Cummings :)

  • 671 Britt // May 3, 2011 at 5:19 am

    I haven’t cooked with dandelion greens, but I feel like I’ve been seeing recipes everywhere lately. This might have to be the year!

    Also, many congrats on 10 years! What an accomplishment. :)

  • 672 sophie // May 3, 2011 at 5:32 am

    i’ve had my eye on this book (and her blog!) for a while now…definitely a welcome addition to my kitchen!

    but never have i cooked with dandelion greens!

  • 673 Natalie // May 3, 2011 at 5:35 am

    i have not cooked with dandelion greens but i know during the summer the farmer market will probably have them! maybe i will pick some up!

  • 674 Leigh // May 3, 2011 at 5:37 am

    no… i haven’t; but now that i live in the conutry i’m very tempted to try!!!

  • 675 emily // May 3, 2011 at 5:49 am

    At my mom’s daycare, when mud pies were my backyard specialty, I keenly remember stuffing a fistful of dandelion greens in my mouth. Yeow. Since then, I’ve added a modest amount of the leaves to salads, and left out the mud.

  • 676 Danielle // May 3, 2011 at 6:05 am

    Nope. Never cooked with dandelion greens, however, we’ve got the petals steeping for wine! Also, I think we’re past the greens-picking time anyway, as they’re in bloom.

    Wow, 10 years! I think I found your website about 7 years ago and have been lurking ever since :)

  • 677 Jessica // May 3, 2011 at 6:07 am

    I have cooked with dandelion greens, and they’re very tasty

  • 678 michelle // May 3, 2011 at 6:13 am

    10 years!

    I have been eying the dandelion greens but am apprehensive.

  • 679 sangeetha // May 3, 2011 at 6:15 am

    Vegetarian and natural – cannot get better than that

  • 680 Kristine // May 3, 2011 at 6:21 am

    I have never cooked with dandelion greens. Sounds intriguing though.

  • 681 Scarlett // May 3, 2011 at 6:31 am

    I’ve never cooked with dandelion greens. I imagine you can’t just take them from your yard if you don’t do your own watering – sounds very chemical from my apartment.

  • 682 J Strizzy // May 3, 2011 at 6:34 am

    I’ve never cooked with dandelion greens and to be honest I find the idea a little icky, even though rationally I know it isn’t.

  • 683 Erin in PA // May 3, 2011 at 6:43 am

    I have never cooked with dandelion greens, but they are a popular Pennsylvania Dutch treat. You can actually purchase bags of greens in the local grocery stores. When she was still alive, my grandmother-in-law would always make dandelion greens salad with hot bacon dressing for Easter dinner every year.

  • 684 laceyc // May 3, 2011 at 6:56 am

    i have not cooked with dandelion greens, but i do love all things green!

  • 685 Jenny // May 3, 2011 at 7:19 am

    I’ve eaten dandelion greens, but never cooked with them. Heidi’s cookbook looks so wonderful.

  • 686 KWu // May 3, 2011 at 7:35 am

    Congrats on the anniversary! I chuckled at your description of the first few posts on this here blog.

    Anyway, I think I actually have cooked with dandelion greens, thanks to me CSA last year. They were ok, not great, but edible.

  • 687 mrscharlemagne // May 3, 2011 at 7:42 am

    I’ve only eaten dandelion greens raw, but my name is Heidi SwEnson, which ought to count for something…

  • 688 Alex // May 3, 2011 at 7:48 am

    I don’t think I’ve ever tried dandelion greens, would love to try some recipes with them.
    Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary!

  • 689 EmilyM // May 3, 2011 at 7:50 am

    I have not cooked with them, but I have had them in salad! (also related: I also know 9 other city weeds that are edible…thanks to that college botany project I did a few years back!)

  • 690 Amanda Talbert // May 3, 2011 at 7:51 am

    I have never cooked with them. Intriguing!

  • 691 Jenny H // May 3, 2011 at 7:52 am

    No, I haven’t, but I have had dandelion wine.

  • 692 Abril // May 3, 2011 at 8:06 am

    Looks so good! Can’t wait to get it ;-)

  • 693 Barbara S. // May 3, 2011 at 8:09 am

    Well, if making a salad with the salad mix from my CSA that has them in it counts, then yes, I have. They have a great flavor!

  • 694 Conor // May 3, 2011 at 8:26 am

    This sounds great. And just in time for summer, my favorite time to cook!

  • 695 Christine // May 3, 2011 at 8:26 am

    The cover alone looks absolutely delicious.

  • 696 Hannah Morgan // May 3, 2011 at 8:40 am

    never tried them but they sound like a a fun addition!

  • 697 Tanya Sloma // May 3, 2011 at 8:45 am

    Always wanting to try new things…

  • 698 jessica // May 3, 2011 at 8:49 am

    i’ve never cooked with dandelion greens, but i’d love to try. this cookbook sounds just the thing, now that my bf-and-main-source-of-food has made a commitment to learning to eat, and cook, only “natural” ingredients.

  • 699 Ann // May 3, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Happy 10 years anniversary! Looks like a yummy cookbook.

  • 700 Kristen T. // May 3, 2011 at 9:12 am

    I haven’t cooked with them yet, but I’d love to try! And I have two little ones at home that would love to collect them for me :)

  • 701 Lauren // May 3, 2011 at 9:13 am

    I’ve never cooked with them, but I’m always down to try! Congrats on 10 years!

  • 702 Karin // May 3, 2011 at 9:14 am

    No cooking with dandelion greens… do they sell those in a store or can you just go pick them yourself??

    C’mon random number generator!

  • 703 Mamamalama // May 3, 2011 at 9:18 am

    I have cooked with dandelion greens, and have been giving a ponder to trying to make wine from them this year.

  • 704 Natalie // May 3, 2011 at 9:38 am

    yummy!

  • 705 Bee // May 3, 2011 at 9:39 am

    Congrats on the anniversary Megan! I think I’ve been reading for a solid six years (!) — thanks for sharing your thoughts and finds!

    When I received dandelion greens in my CSA, I made a really simple dandelion bruschetta–garlic and a little bit of salt make everything divine!

  • 706 Serena // May 3, 2011 at 9:40 am

    I haven’t, but after reading the Hunger Games, I totally want to try.

    Want.book.

    Thanks!

  • 707 Holly // May 3, 2011 at 9:50 am

    When I was a kid, I would occasionally forage for dandelion greens for a salad, but I really have never cooded with them. Some of the ideas here sound great, though.