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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Dandelion Treats

Our two bunnies (Wubzy and Matilda), love to eat dandelions.  Since  there are so many in our neighborhood, my  kids and I always picked some when we go for a walk or coming home from school.
These two  gets so excited whenever  they see these flowers. It is like a sweet treats to them.
If Ms. Burrito is serious in picking flowers, the other one is  seriously   spreading out the dandelions wahhh.  He would always "Make a wish!"
I read an article about dandelions or the Traxacum Officinale  and  found out that as pesky as it is these weeds to some people,  the herbalists consider it as a valuable  herb in treating some health condition like liver problems, skin problems, heartburn and more.  It said on the article that Dandelions are rich in Vitamins A, B complex, C, and D and minerals such as Potassium, zinc, and iron.  It is interesting to note that dandelions can be used as an added flavor to  salads, sandwiches and tea.  The roots are used in some coffee substitutes and the flowers  are used to make wines.


39 comments:

  1. ang cute ni mr. burritos! hihi.. love the smiles and how he blew the dandelions. :)

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  2. What a nice treat your daughter gets for the bunnies! We used to like to spread the seeds as children too. Mr.Burrito looks quite proud of himself. ha ha! Lastly, my Great-great Uncle Ray used to make dandelion wine. Never tasted it as I was too young. Happy SSS.

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  3. Awww, what cute bunnies! Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Yummy! If I were a rabbit, I'd be eating those golden blossoms too!

    Seeking Clarity—and Shadows

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  5. How sweet that the girls collect dandelions for the bunnies to eat! I'd be doing what Mr. Burrito is doing, though. I still love to see those things take flight when I blow on them.

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  6. They are adorable little munchkins, sugar!
    xoxo,
    Connie

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  7. Dandelion treats? No wonder they look so healthy :)

    http://www.1sthappyfamily.com/2012/04/horse-in-fashion.html

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  8. Cute, cute bunnies. I always liked to make a wish too. :)

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  9. TuTu Cute! Little girls and bunnies ... my favorite.
    They say everything is considered a "weed" somewhere! I used to buy creeping jenny as a house plant. My mother-in-law came to visit from Minnesota and couldn't get over it ... said it was a weed in Minn. LOL.
    Thanks for dropping in for a visit ... hope to "see" you again soon.
    Blessings, L

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  10. Those black and white bunnies are cute!

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  11. I saw a recipe a few weeks ago for Dandelion Bread. I personally love seeing dandelions growing the yard. I know some people hate them though.

    We have a special spot in our garden to grown lettuce just for our bunnies :)

    Here's my CC:

    http://collettaskitchensink.blogspot.com/2012/04/camera-critters-42812.html

    Colletta

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  12. I did not rabbits liked dandelions! I need to tell the ones who nibble my hostas to go eat the yellow flowers...that they are better for them!! :) Love your story and your darling children!

    dana

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  13. It is true, those (guys mostly) that want that perfect lawn free of dandelions. Since we do not have a perfectly manicured lawn, these may be weeds - but the yellow flower has the look of brilliant sunshine on the grass. And since the bunnies love these, this is a weed that is beautiful in so many ways!

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  14. I never knew dandelions are that multifaceted as far as vitamin and medicinal contents are concerned. Maybe the bunnies know more about them than us, hehehe. Thanks for the informative post. God bless you all always.

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  15. If it is true, pick na? Dalian mo systah!!! Baka yumaman tayong dalawa if we gather bunches of this dandelions. Charr...

    Hapy SSS,
    /C

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  16. Oh yes, young dandelion leaves are considered a very healthy part of a vegetarian salad.
    K

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  17. Send those bunnies over to our yard too! We have lots of dandelions!
    And, yes, they do have a lot of great qualities (and some folks make wine from it). But, if you do plan to consume them, don't use the ones grown in yards and parks as they are most likely full of pesticides. Create a planter for them and grow your own organic dandelions.

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  18. Loved this post on dandelions. And yep, you can eat them in salads. They are good for so many things and yet we cut the ones in our yard right down and they are considered weeds. HPS

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  19. The children are just so precious and I loved seeing them spreading the dandelion joy all around with their breath:-)
    I really like the perspective of the last shot . It is a real eye-catcher. genie

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  20. HPS!


    Those bunnies are lovely!


    Gabriela

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  21. I would like to try making dandelion wine, but I don't have the patience to pick that many flowers. :-) Too bad I couldn't hire your kids. My little got kid has been having fun eating dandelions too.

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  22. Too cute! I have a bunch I can send you!! LOL

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  23. I love your header of Hollywood Studios!!
    I bet the rabbits really liked their dandelion treats. i have heard of people making wine with them, but didn't know that they had other health benefits. Interesting. My hubby hates when they grow in our yard. He breaks out the weed killer and sprays each one to stop them from growing. They really don't bother me at all.

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  24. Very informative post. Enjoyed seeing your captures.

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  25. no wonder the rabbits love it!:p
    i have not seen rabbits in black & white before...i thought they're just all white or all gray.:p parang dalmatians!

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  26. Great photos of both the kids and the bunnies! I had a roommate in college who would pick dandelions and make tea for all of us. :-) Hope you have a great weekend!

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  27. Bunnies and kids - so sweet!

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  28. wow, didn't know they have benefits! :D thanks for joining Mommy Moments!

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  29. We're trying to get rid of dandleions - these are wonderful shots of your children!
    Great shadows as well.

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  30. Cute kids!! :)Thanks for following my blog. I am a follower of your blog now! :)

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  31. awww your kids are gorgeous Sis :-) am sure the bunnies are enjoying their treats :-) Dropping by from CC

    http://www.homecookingwithjessy.com/treats-from-rite-aid/

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  32. cute! and you can get lots of dandelion treats for them :)

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  33. awww, that is so cute! no need of mowers na kayo dyan sis kasi may bunny kayo na hilig kumain nang dandelion hehe Dropping by from Color Connection :)

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  34. I love how your sweet girl takes care for the bunnies! And I hope that the wish comes true for your boy....

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  35. cute bunnies as well as those little tots...visiting late from last week's mommy moment. Hope you can drop by my entry

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  36. Your burritos are growing up to be a lovely princess and a handsome lad. Visiting back!

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