Friday, April 4, 2008

Welcome KUOW Listeners!


Here's an archived link to the show >>

Today at 2:08 p.m. FOTL will be on KUOW 94.9 FM Seattle, talking with "Sound Focus" host Megan Sukys about a delicious and healthy plant you can harvest right out of your own backyard: dandelions. This is a radio debut, so no promises from this not-ready-for-prime-time player... but it should open your eyes (or ears, rather) to alternative ways of dealing with a so-called weed. You can listen online.

We've been chatting up dandelions quite a bit around here in recent weeks. You can read about the health benefits of dandelions here and my quest to find other "superfoods" here, or check out the following recipes:

* Dandelicious Omelet
* Dandy Bread and Muffins
* Dandelion Delivery Cookies
* Fried Dandies

Now is a dandy time to get out there—to abandoned lots, unmown fields, farm margins, even your own backyard or parking strip—and harvest a weed that we spend zillions trying to eradicate and yet is more nutritious than any domestic vegetable.

FYI for new visitors, other topics covered by FOTL since its January '08 inception include:

* truffle hunting
* oyster po 'boys
* morel mania
* putting the porcini in Cream of Chanterelle Soup
* harvesting stinging nettles
* digging razor clams
* marinating frozen salmon

(Image by auer1816.)

5 comments:

oldentellus said...

Just caught the show! Really great, and a very interesting blog as well. You've got a new regular reader. I've just recently started harvesting dandelion greens from our yard and have made a great dish for dandelion and bacon.

Thanks!

Finspot said...

Hi Oldentellus, thanks for the kind words! Please share your recipe here if you can...

Seth said...

I just heard the show, glad I did. I look forward to perusing the archives.

oldentellus said...

Dandelion Greens with Bacon recipe (from Mark Bittman) is down at the bottom of this page. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5377898

oldentellus said...

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/
story.php?storyId=5377898