Pernicious or delicious?

Pernicious or delicious?

Dandelion debate begins anew with spring
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The Dandelion Festival will be held from 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Rotary Park, behind Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4031 at 1550 Main Ave. The event is free and will include music, maypole dancing, and local food and drinks with dandelions.

Dandelion Pesto

Ingredients
1 cup cashews, sunflower seeds or walnuts (soaked)
3 cups chopped dandelion (taraxacum officinale) greens
½ cup olive oil
1 cup garden herb like mint, basil or oregano
3 cups microgreens
3 cloves garlic

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Pernicious or delicious?

Katrina Blair, right, founder of Turtle Lake Refuge, accepts a gift of freshly harvested dandelions and other edible plants that will be prepared for lunch at Turtle Lake Refuge on East Third Avenue. To the left, Cara Moore uses makes dandelion pesto sauce.
Katrina Blair, founder of Turtle Lake Refuge, goes through a bowl of just-harvested dandelions and other edible plants that will be prepared for lunch at Turtle Lake Refuge on East Third Avenue.
A dandelion in full bloom next to a sidewalk in Durango.
Cody Looman, assistant brewer at Carver Brewing Co. displays a glass of Dandelion Saison Beer
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