While I was gardening this afternoon (Gardening! In MARCH! I know!!!), I came across some massive dandelion roots. I decided to save them, as I have been eyeing up a recipe for roasted dandelion root coffee for awhile now.
When I brought them in, my sister (via skype) thought they were potatoes and my husband thought they were carrots.
Now, you are probably wondering if it really does taste like coffee. And I can't tell you. Because I have never drunk a cup of coffee in my life. I've had a sip or two and decided I didn't like it and have never really tried it since. So I can only imagine what it tastes like and I feel like this drink is probably a blend between coffee and tea. It has a sweetish flavour, slightly citrusy, with a bitter after taste. It's not bad, but I probably won't be drinking tons of it. I'm guessing if you really like coffee, nothing is going to be a good substitute... Especially if you are drinking it for the caffeine. The real reason I made the roasted roots is to make an ice cream recipe, which I will make as soon as I can find an ice cream maker to borrow.
The chicks and the broody hen are doing great and the chicks already have their wing feathers and a few little tail feathers. The eggs in the incubator are going on lock-down this Friday and due to hatch Easter Monday! Exciting things happening here!