Kitchen Medicine: Bitters and Dandelion Green Pesto


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I’m talking all about bitters and how we can put our taste buds in rehab with dandelion green pesto.

Dandelion Green Pesto Recipe: get the recipe HERE

(adapted from Marcella Hazan’s Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking and Deb Soule’s How to Move Like a Gardener)

2 1/2 cups fresh partially chopped dandelion greens

1/4 cup basil leaves

1/4 cup cilantro leaves

2-4 cloves garlic

2 tablespoons walnuts

2 tablespoons pine nuts

1/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup olive oil

⅓ cup Romano cheese, grated

4 tablespoons butter, softened to room temperature

Blend all together in food processor until smooth. Stir in cheese and butter by hand.

Sources for bitter formula tinctures:

Herbalist & Alchemist

Urban Moonshine

Herbal Revolution


Herbalist Training - David Winston’s Center for Herbal Studies

Grubb Street articles

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Original music by Dylan Rice




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Dina Ranade is a Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild and a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist. She is also a mom of three - two daughters in college and a 17 year old son finishing up high school. Dina loves cooking for her family despite the challenges that this creates. She passionately loves exploring culinary herbalism and has been working on stocking her home kitchen apothecary or medicine cabinet.

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