From Medicinal Perennials
Here’s a recipe from Dan Jason for the best coffee substitute going:
Dig up Dandelion roots after the plants have gone to seed. Cut or chop the roots into small pieces less than an inch long. It is best to do this as soon as possible after harvesting the roots or they will be become increasingly hard and difficult to chop.
Place the roots on a cookie sheet and heat them in the oven at 325-350 degrees Fahrenheit. Let them roast for about 20 minutes until they are just slightly burnt. This will give them a nice sweetness to go with their full-bodied flavour when you make your Dandelion root beverage.
To make your Dandelion root coffee, simmer a small handful of roasted roots per cup of water for about 5 minutes. Strain and enjoy this mineral- rich, totally satisfying beverage.
Nada’s Tips & Tricks: A healthy variation of your morning java! While you wait for the dandelions to make their appearance again, check your local health store for dried root or pre-mix concoctions to enjoy!
Contents and images used with permission by Dan Jason. https://www.saltspringseeds.com/