I wait and I wait in the tall green grass till the children come to play.
Oh, dandelion all yellow and gold, oh what do you do all night? I wait and I wait in the tall green grass till my hair turns long and white.
And what do you do when your hair's all white and the children come to play?
They take me up in their dimpled hands and they blow my hair away!
I love Maria Sangiolo's version of this song on this album. This was one of the girls all time favorite cds when they were little. They still love the songs and were singing the dandelion song as we picked. All the songs on here are fantastic and we used True Friends on our Japan DVD. Really love these!
Our fritters. We used the recipe from the Wildcraft website. We started with gathering our flowers, or herbs I should say. They grow here like I've never seen before! In virtual fields. Our center divider of the street we live on is full.
Washed and drying.
We added some fresh thyme to our batter for a bit of extra flavor.
The bottom of the flower really retains it's leafiness.
The recipe said they taste like fried zucchini so we thought it'd be good in ranch dressing.
They were a hit and a success! They tasted to me a lot like the heart of an artichoke. They had a slightly bitter aftertaste but all kids agree they'd like to make them again. I think they'd be a great first day of spring or May Day treat. All girls agree they'd like to add just the petal to pancake batter the next time we make pancakes.