Earthy Pleasures: Foraging for Spring’s Wild Edibles

At the end of a just-a-little-too-long Vermont winter, the sight of dandelions cheerfully popping up on a roadside or crowding together in a pasture is always heartening- a sign that Mother Nature hasn’t abandoned us after all. On the other hand, maybe you consider these plucky weeds a nuisance, especially when they appear in an otherwise tidy lawn and you can’t kill them with a blowtorch. Either way, it’s safe to say that most people don’t view dandelions as a mouth watering delicacy.

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