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I’m always busy here with some crazy project. And in general they’re very interesting projects.
But once in a while something goes wrong.
The other day whilst up to my knees in weeds I decided on a cunning plan to make use of them.
Then I made a lively jam from pansies. But unfortunately my other project didn’t turn out so well.
In the process of my weeding I had quite a big collection of dandelions. Now I’ve regularly heard that the whole flower can be used. So I decided that drying the roots to make dandelion coffee was a good plan.
Then onto a baking tray for a few hours at a low temperature.
Then the moment of truth.
(Drum roll please)
Into a cup, add hot water, steep for three minutes.
It has to be about the most bitter thing I’ve ever tasted. It was like drinking an emetic!
I tried adding milk and sugar!
I wish there were another way to use it. It took quite a bit of effort to make but it’s revolting as coffee!
Have you had any disasters when trying something new?
a blog by a multilingual expat-since-birth, linguist, researcher, mum of three, living in the Netherlands and writing about bilingualism, multiculturalism, parenting abroad, international life...