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                              Dandelion Salad
 
 Recipe By     : Brian Reid DEC Western Research Lab, Palo Alto CA
 Serving Size  : 0    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Beverages                        Sauces And Preserves
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
  200      g             tender, fresh dandelion greens
   65      g             thinly sliced red onions
    2                    tomatoes -- cut in fourths.
  110      g             sharp cheddar cheese -- grated
    2 1/2  ml            black pepper
   60      ml            salad oil
   50      ml            vinegar
    5      ml            dill
 
 1.  Wash the dandelion greens carefully. Drain well and cut into pieces.
 
 2.  Add the onions, tomatoes, and cheese. Toss to mix.
 
 3.  Make a salad dressing by mixing the pepper, salad oil, vinegar, and dill.
Dress the salad, toss, and serve.
 
 Author’s Notes:
 	The U.S. Department of Agriculture once had a big presence in the life of
    the average American. Their publications on home canning, gardening, and
    cooking found their way into almost every household in the country. The USDA
    Food and Nutrition Service still exists, and they still produce books and
    pamphlets on every topic having to do with growing, eating, and analyzing
    food. In this era of frozen food, microwave ovens, and iceberg lettuce,
    there’s much less demand for their books than there once was. In time for the
    Bicentennial, the USDA produced a book called Favorite American Recipes,
    which is a non-copyrighted collection of traditional American rural and farm
    recipes. All are simple and nutritious; most are also a little dull. Here’s
    one that I like.
 
 	Make sure that you take the dandelion greens from a lawn that has not
    been treated with pesticides or anti-growth hormones recently. (Many lawn
    fertilizers also contain weed-control hormones). You can substitute a
    commercial salad dressing for the oil, vinegar, pepper, and dill.
 
 Difficulty    : easy.
 Precision     : no need to measure.
 
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