I am really excited to teach a Cooking with Herbs class at Herbstalk this year! The class will focus on exploring the medicinal properties of common culinary herbs, as well as making some herbal treats together. My class is scheduled for Sunday, June 8th from 4 – 5:30pm. Please come check it out!
To begin the conversation about cooking with herbs, I put together this dandelion green pesto recipe to share on the Herbstalk blog. It has a bright green flavor and is a powerful detoxifier in the body. You can get the full Dandelion Green Pesto recipe here.
So, why are dandelion greens good for you? As with many foods that have a bitter flavor, they have a strong cleansing and detoxifying action in the body. In addition, dandelion is high in minerals, such as potassium and calcium. It helps the liquids of the body move freely, which can release blockages and aid in flushing toxins out of the system. In particular, it supports the liver, kidneys, and bladder – all of which can benefit from a spring-cleaning this time of year.
If you’re really digging the dandelion vibe, don’t forget to try my Garlicky Dandelion Greens + Farmers Egg!