We are in the midst of another round of intense house hunting, but we have seen things that need too much work, are too fancy, or in the wrong locations for what we want/need. House buying is such a process, but we are still looking and still hopeful.
Among that, I have been busy in the kitchen trying some new things and enjoying the way my kitchen has become alive. I have sprouts growing in a jar right now for salads, wraps, and sandwiches. I also have my dehydrator going with banana leather and drying dandelions for tea.
I picked a big bowl of dandelions while I visited my parent’s house last week and I used the greens on a portobella mushroom sandwich and I am using the flowers for a tea recipe. They are free and a good tonic for flushing the liver and it boosts your immune system.
Dandelion Tea Recipe:
1 handful of dandelion flowers
1 cup of water
Steep for about 20 minutes and sweeten as needed.
Banana Leather Recipe:
12 over ripe bananas (my dehydrator uses 3 bananas per tray)
Puree the bananas in the blender (you can add other fruits like strawberries too)
Put on wax paper in your dehydrator
Dehydrate at 105* for 18-24 hours until no longer sticky to the touch
Enjoy! These don’t last an hour in our house after they are finished.
How is your kitchen coming alive this Spring?