Once you start seeing dandelions as a food source as opposed to a nuisance, your life will become a little easier. Thick with pollen, they make bees extremely happy and in the past have been used widely in herbal medicine to treat all sorts of ailments, from diabetes to broken bones.
There are many ways to use the roots, leaves and flowers in food and drink also, dandelion honey being a very simple one to start with. This sweet syrup can be spread on toast, drizzled on pancakes or even stirred into a summer gin fizz cocktail for something a bit different.
Make sure to pick your dandelions from a trusted area, avoiding well-trod dog walking paths or unknown fields where chemicals could have been sprayed.
Read more about how to garden forage from Beth.
How to make dandelion flower honey