Maybe it’s odd that I’m not bothered by a few dandelions in my lawn. Given the alternative of spraying my lawn with anti-organic compounds, a few flowers are a welcome alternative. But gourmands as well as gardeners can take pride in this hardy, resilient plant that many call a weed. Real Epicurean (where the photo’s from) has noted several culinary options. Or make coffee. If you’re still in doubt of what dandelion can do- check out a dandelion cooking contest!