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marte_marie_forsberg My beloved mother is an avid gardner, and she knows a thing or two about plants that she tells me she learnt from her father.
Her father, my grandfather, used to take her for wanders in the woods and pass on his information of the plants, trees, and berries they saw.
I love food, and I love to eat, and I also think its really exciting to learn more about food and what effect it has on our bodies.
So I'm kick starting my new #foodforthought2014 series with dandelion.

Not all weeds were created equal... Dandelion may be irritating as it spreads across your beautiful lawn, but maybe you would have become quite exited about it choosing to grow on your lawn if you knew that it is a very rich source of beta-carotene which our bodies convert into vitamin A.
It's also rich in vitamin C, fiber, potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc, and phosphorus.
Who knew right!?
Dandelion is also a great source of B complex vitamins, trace minerals, organic sodium, and even vitamin D.
Dandelion contains protein too, even more than spinach!
Who knew right!? Next time you make a salad, try swapping ruccola for dandelion greens, and toss in a few of its yellow flowers on top. If you want to know more, follow the
#foodforthought2014 series on my new website launching 1st of May.
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  •   oldchurchbnbboonah Thankyou so very much for passing on this knowledge - I too love your work . Madonna ( Australia ) 5h
  •   olivespoonstudio I love to sauté the leaves in butter, and serve them with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar! 4h
  •   polonica In Poland people make "honey" or syrup with dandelion flower. I haven't tried it myself yet as in the city I didn't want to use dandelions growing on lawns polluted with car fumes and dogs doing their business, but it is on my to do list once I can get my hands on clean (no pesticide) dandelion flowers. You need quite a few, at least a hundred, to make the syrup. 3h
  •   afloralfrenzy I juice it! Best greens ever for green juices 3h
  •   lizzvb I admire you!!!!! Thanks for sharing your amazing photos and your passion for food i've always wanted to become a photographer and I'm experimenting with food here's my Insta account @lizvphotography if u can give me an advice I would appreciate it !!! 3h
  •   lizzvb THANK YOU 3h

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marte_marie_forsberg I simply adore the soft light in my cottage bedroom... #myenglishcottage 16h

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marte_marie_forsberg And just like that, my make up, perfume and favourite Italian toothpaste got a new home in @cuyana 's rock chic black travel kit... #finallyorganised #cuyana #blackisthenewblack 3d

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marte_marie_forsberg When in doubt, hop on an old tram for a slow riding dash of adventure through Milano, of pop in for a classic cup of cappuccino at #caffescala . #publictransport #milano 6d

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