Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Spring Rain moistening the air
the rivers are rising

Preparing the sprouting feast
with sturdy steps

The winter loosens its grip

Dandelion seeks the bodies harmony
The creative self, the vitality of spring
The seasons traveling companion.

                     Poem © by Gabriele Kushi
                            Photo Wolf Photograph

DANDELION GREENS with Daikon Radish
3- 4 side dishes
1 bunch dandelion greens, washed and finely sliced
1 medium daikon radish, washed, finely sliced
1- 2 tablespoons cold pressed olive oil
Lemon juice, to taste
Tamari, to taste
Sea salt, to taste
Black pepper, optional
Garnish: sprouts, slice of lemon

Preparation: Heat 2 teaspoons of the oil in a skillet and sauté the daikon till tender, season with sea salt. Combine finely cut raw dandelion and sautéd daikon in a bowl. Add the lemon juice, tamari, and the rest of the oil and mix. Let sit for a few minutes. Serve individual portions garnished with sprouts and a slice of lemon.