On, In, and Around Mondays: Eating the Simple
They got a $157,000 grant to study dandelions.
But long before this, my mother taught us to eat the greens.
Sometimes we eat the flowers too, tickly as they are, because there's a lovely sweetness inside the tickle. Cut open the stems or leaves, and you've got a free remedy for skin conditions. The roots are said to taste like coffee, and that's where the $157,000 tea is being brewed... from knobbly-looking roots.
How many times have you dug those roots up and tossed them in the compost pile? Every root an astonishing elixir against cancer.
I am reminded again of the power of simple things. Common things. Unexpected things. The sweetness of a sunshine tickle, just outside the door.
On, In and Around Mondays (which partly means you can post any day and still add a link) is an invitation to write from where you are. Tell us what is on, in, around (over, under, near, by...) you. Feel free to write any which way... compose a tight poem or just ramble for a few paragraphs. But we should feel a sense of place. Would you like to try? Write something 'in place' and add your link below.
If you could kindly link back here when you post, it will create a central meeting place. :)
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