April sees lots of delicious fruits and vegetable come into season; we love this time of year for being outdoors, getting the garden ready for summer, planting the necessary seeds and making the most of the available food on the land.
In this weeks Pickable Edibles we’re talking about another member of the commonly hated garden weeds, Dandelions, which can sometimes add an unwanted burst of colour to your lawn. They’re not all bad news though. Dandelions are probably the easiest of the pickable edibles to source, as they more than likely are on your doorstep, and have a whole load of uses aside from the commonly known tea.
Dandelion petals make for the perfect garnish to your garden salad. Dandelion would be considered to be quite a bitter flavour – and in contrast, can be quite sweet when picked young – so it will add an extra kick to your every day salad as well as being a colourful addition.
Pickled Dandelion buds
The great things about dandelions is that you can make use of them before they blossom meaning your weekend weed picking will reap rewards with delicious foods. Pickled dandelion buds are similar to capers making them an excellent sandwich addition, or even tossed through a salad. The straightforward way to pickle is to mix two parts water with one part salt. Pour over the dandelions and leave for a few days to ferment. You can experiment by adding extra herbs should you wish too!
The list is endless of things to do with dandelions, and we’re only starting out. From honey to ice cream and vinegars to wine, we’re looking forward to experimenting as much as possible with this gorgeous yellow bloom.
Make sure to leave some Dandelions behind so the much loved tradition of picking the seeding heads, making a wish and blowing it away continues … but be prepared for extra dandelions in the garden next year as a result!
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The Travel Mask:
At this time we only produce in 1 size, Medium. Currently, we are NOT able to produce in Large due to production limitations during the COVID-19 lockdown. These are adult sizes only. We do not currently make masks for children.
We recommended mask size selection dimensions based on average face ratios. A women’s faces tends to be smaller than a man’s face so typically women will require a Medium and men will require a Large. We do recommend you check the size required by following our measuring guide below before ordering.
The dimensions of The Travel Mask are -
Medium: 23.5cm wide and 12.5cm high
Large: 26.5cm wide x 14.5cm high
So to select your size use this guide - with a measuring tape, measure the distance across the middle of your face over the tip of your nose to within 2cm from each ear. Next measure the distance between your chin to the bridge of your nose.
For Medium Travel masks -
Cross face measurements will be between 25cm and 28cm. Chin to the bridge of nose measurements will be between 10cm and 13cm.
For Large Travel Masks -
Cross face measurements will be between 28cm and 31cm. Chin to the bridge of nose measurements will be between 13cm and 16cm.