Nina Nixon


I'm Nina, a photographer, film maker and forever wanderer.  Passionate about nature, the great outdoors and all of life's adventures.  This is the place where I keep all my 'field notes'

An acquired taste

Shallow fried dandelion flower heads - 'uh huh!'

For something that feels 'oh so' wrong in soooooo many different ways, actually tastes 'oh so' right and very, very yummy (I must say) in a whole new experience kind of way.

These were picked from the allotment so no chance of them being peed on by dogs. Though I did make Mr T try the first one in fear that I would be poisoned.

And with childhood thoughts running through my head of bed wetting and 'you must never pick (yes mum) dandelions' I did tentatively take the tiniest of nibbles at first.

But 'oh my word' how yummy are these?

You'll have to take my word for it if you've never tried and of course if you're not too worried about fried food and cholesterol that is.

And by my second flower head I was scoffing a whole bowl full with the best of them - with no bed wetting tales to tell of - must be a gardeners fable.

I hope you're enjoying your sun shine weekend?

We had sea mist here yesterday (when warm air meets cold) and have avoided the beach today opting to go down maybe this evening as is absolutely heaving down there at the the garden is much, much warmer and convenient.....with ice cold fizz on tap!

Have a good one


Edited :: the taste is hard to describe. I thought they were quite sweet with a wilted spinach kind of after taste. We found a basic batter mix, anyone will do but you could make a beer one or even sweet one to enhance the natural sweetness. We thought a tempura (Japanese) batter would be a good one to try as well.

We saw the idea from Alys Fowlers '
The Edible Garden' (my new domestic goddess!) and were intrigued to see what they tasted like.....though the recipe is not in her book. Hope that all helps? N xx