I purchased my first bit of Dandelion Greens this past Saturday at the farmers market. When I went to purchase the greens the farmer asked me if I had ever prepared the greens before, when I told him 'no' he quickly told me to try some. I declined and said I am stuck eating this because it is in my cook book. In order to lower the spicy flavor I had to blanch the greens.
How this dish gets it's flavoring is through the bacon flavorings. Now, as I have stated before, I use turkey bacon, so there is a slight loss in flavor and fat. Well, I did not have enough fat to saute the greens and onion, so I used some of the fat I saved from my chicken broth.
The onion flavor was too strong for me. I almost gagged. But I did eat a few bites to make sure that grew a little more further away from my hatred of onions. The bacon tasted good, but there was not enough bacon flavor to really pull the dish together. I would recommend using real bacon for this dish in the future.
I started to make some keifer, but not any keifer, coconut keifer. Why you ask? Because I cannot drink milk and I want to get more probiotics. A friend of mine gave me some of her grains and I started my first concoction yesterday and I think it is working out alright. I am so geeked! :D I am doing this to save a few bucks. I learned from a gal from this site on how to make this keifer. I am looking forward to trying it. It looks like my grains might have grown. I am not sure yet...