Monday, March 28, 2011

Dandelion Salad

I had heard of it, but never tried it.
In Zürich they sell them in the market: Löwenzahnen. Dents de Lion or Pissenlits. Dandelions leaves. They grow in many gardens.
I dug out some young shoots in mine -- killing two birds with one stone (weeding and food) -- discarded other weeds like grass and clover. Then snipped off the roots, thus also discarding the flower buds. They need to be washed well. Drain and serve with a vinaigrette. Or mix with other lettuces like Batavia or Mâche.
Not as tastefull as rocket. Rather like lettuce. But reportedly extremely healthy.

Oh well . . . .

Friday, March 04, 2011

In Transit

outside the window
life is moving
tree tops waving
sheep lapping grass

I sit
in my train seat
between farewell
and home

in a bubble
of belonging

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Artichoke Dip

R. made the most delicious dip the other day. And o, so simple.

Mini mash artichoke hearts, left over from topping your pizza. Add equal amounts of mayonaise and yoghurt to taste. Salt and pepper, if you think it needs it. But it needs very little, as the artichokes are very tasty of themselves.

Dip totilla chips in it.