Thursday, June 26, 2008

June Roots

One hybrid and cultivated ... 
A tiny thinning from the main vegetable garden so that others may have the elbow room they desire. Despite the little nibble that is was, it was yummy nonetheless.
Didn't know carrots had elbows, eh? Ah, the things we learn!

The other a wild thing . . .
A beautiful specimen. I might chop it, roast it and make a hot brew with it. Or I might chop it and make a fresh plant tincture with it. Or just simmer and serve it as a food with some sweet carrots to balance the bitterness.
Dandelion root. Taraxicum officinalis. It too has elbows. :)

7 comments:

Ryan said...

Did you ask that dandelion if it was 2 years old >wink<

Walk in the Woods said...

Foolishly, I didn't ask. But is was a maturing root - approaching its second year methinks.

Ruth said...

Holy toledo, that is a large root!

Walk in the Woods said...

Oh no, Ruth ... this is nothing. You have yet to experience the mighty burdock took, eh?

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Rowan said...

What did the Burdock took? Should we make him give it back?

Walk in the Woods said...

I know! I know, Smartass. I wish we could edit our comments.

:D