My Week on Wednesday and Dandelions


My Week on Wednesday and Dandelions // Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers -- abandon the winter weather and check out all the benefits of dandelions!

Hello, and welcome to another My Week on Wednesday. Today we’re doing dandelions. 🙂

Um… what? It’s January. 

Yeah. But I’m cold. And it’s snowing outside and a whopping 5 degrees. And wind. Did I mention the howling wind? So I thought that thinking about cheery little yellow bursts of sunshine and springtime would be a really nice way to spend the evening.

Dandelions: What’s So Good About Them?

Dandelion: The Dandiest Weed of All from Herbal Academy of New England

Dandelions Aren’t Weeds! The Healing Properties of Dandelions from Our Heritage of Health

Dandelions: Foraging Them, Eating Them, and Keeping Them Out of Your Lawn from Yearning & Learning

5 Weeds You Want in Your Garden from Tenth Acre Farm — Guess which one is at the top of the list! 😉

Useful Weed: Dandelion from Homespun Seasonal Living

Dandelions for Health & Beauty 

Whipped Dandelion & Coconut Oil Moisturizer from The Nerdy Farm Wife

Dandelion Lotion Bars from The Nerdy Farm Wife

Dandelion Quote from Mocking Jay by Suzanne Collins / My Week on Wednesday // Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

photo credit: Pixabay; edited with PicMonkey

Eating & Drinking Dandelions

16 Ways to Eat Dandelions from The Prairie Homestead — The greens, roots, and flowers are all edible! That’s pretty cool!

Dandelion Fritters from Pixie’s Pocket — Yup, just fry ’em up, and eat ’em, Baby! 😉

Dandelion Flower Infusion and Syrup from Pixie’s Pocket

Dandelion Jelly from Simply Canning

Traditional Scandinavian Dandelion Syrup Recipe from The Nerdy Farm Wife

Dandelion Wine and Dandelion Cookies from Common Sense Homesteading

Three Dandelion Coffee Recipes from Natural Living Mamma

Happy Liver Herbal Coffee from Delicious Obsessions  — An herbal coffee made with dandelion root and other herbs to help your liver!

Dandelion Gelatin from the Children’s Garden from Homestead Lady — How fun!

Dandelion Cookies from Homestead Lady — These are gluten free, besides!

Sweeten Your Breakfast with Dandelion Flower Syrup from Herbal Academy of New England

Wish quote by Jane Austen // My Week on Wednesday and Dandelions // Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

photo credit: Pixabay; edited with PicMonkey

Learning & Growing with Dandelions

Homestead Homeschool: Making Dandelion Oil from Little Mountain Haven

Growing Dandelion from Seed to Harvest from Back to the Basics

And, finally, Dandelion Mind: Do you have it? from Simplicity for Julia. This post, which kind of sums up what I was hoping to get out of writing a post about dandelions in the middle of winter!

But, cheery post or not… it is still January. So if you’re looking to add a little sunshine into your life, check out these affiliate links:

Where to Find Dandelions NOW

Dandelion Tea

Organic Dandelion Leaf

Organic Dandelion Root

Or from Mountain Rose Herbs

You can also see more of my pictures in Dandelions in the Rain.

 Quote of the Week

Approximately daily, I post quotes on my Facebook Page. The quote with the most likes, shares, and comments will become the Quote of the Week. Be sure to “like” my page so you don’t miss any, and so you can make your favorites known! 🙂

Quote of the Week for My Week on Wednesday // Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers


Thank you for joining me for My Week on WednesdayTell me, what did you do this week? I’d love to hear!

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Looking to add a little sunshine to a dreary winter day? Take a few moments to learn about dandelions! // My Week on Wednesday via Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

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10 Responses to My Week on Wednesday and Dandelions

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  2. Lynda Hardy says:

    Thanks so much for linking up to Awesome Life Friday – I hope you’ll come back again this week! We really enjoyed this collection of dandelion resources (and yes, very welcome in January!) – we’ll be Featuring it this week.

  3. Great post! We’re so glad you linked it up to Savoring Saturdays! Looking forward to seeing you again this weekend!

  4. Love this! Thanks for linking up at Simple Lives Thursday! 🙂

  5. I love dandelions! We used to saute the heads, delicious. Thanks for submitting it to the HomeAcre Blog Hop. Feel free to stop by again this week at or one of the other hosts and submit another 🙂

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  8. tessa says:

    What a fun round up! Thank you for sharing our posts!

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