Yes I know I spelled that wrong. I know it is spelled dandelion. I was thinking about how I like the name which is made up of two words. Dandy and Lion. I wondered also how much trouble this spelling of dropping the Y and putting the E in its place when combining the words causes trouble for kids just learning to spell it.
In an earlier post I started talking about dandelions. There are so many more recipes and uses for dandelions than I could have imagined. I decided it was worth giving them their own post on the blog.
Do you know the meaning of its name? Dandelion means “Lions tooth”. The symbolism stands for courage, pride, family and sun. The seeds symbolize fertility and wishes. Most people refer to it as an annoying weed. This flower is resistant and determined to grow. I think this symbolizes a lot of people who have overcome hard times. It is a good example of those struggling with chronic and invisible illness. They (or we) keep putting one foot in front of the other no matter what life or our health keeps trying to trip us up with.
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Here is a compilation of some great informative posts. Thought provoking posts to recipe and craft posts.
This one I can not wait to try to make myself Dandelion, Violet Lemonade
I love unfiltered raw honey. This recipe is infused with Dandelion root. I didn’t use the root but I recently made some infused honey and vinegar with this weed/flower.
These Lemon Bars look delish.
How about some Muffins to go along with it?
I came across a gummy recipe the other day.
I came across a dandelion gummy recipe the other day.
Personal Care Products
Dandelion links for homestudy or homeschooling students nature studies
Arts & Crafts
Pretty Arts & Crafts
Make A Wish Craft
Check out Joybilee Farms Pinterest board dedicated to this dandy flower.
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Updated 7/6/2019: I just discovered that my link up with Farm Fresh Tuesday led to this post being featured on Rockin W Homestead. I encourage you to go on over and see what other great posts she has on her blog.