I've been picking the backyard dandelion greens (remember: before it flowers!) and using them to fill out spring meals here and there.
The pizza blueprint:
whole wheat crust
chopped up dandelion greens (not cooked first - please, I have other things to do!)
It was delicious.
To be clear, I am picking dandelion mostly out of laziness and defiance. Two blocks away is my beautiful farmer's market with my favorite farmers who grow organic lettuce all winter in their greenhouse and sell it for $1.50 a head. I am not making this up. Anytime you want to come visit me, email me and I will introduce you.
So the real problem I have is that I don't have a very strong motivation for figuring out how to grow greens in my backyard.
The other problem is Uncle Brandon.
He's actually crazier than he looks.