Weekend Coffee Share 4/16/17


If we were having coffee, I’d tell you I’m boycotting my kitchen today. It has nothing to do with not wanting to cook a nice Easter dinner for family. I boycott that scenario every year. No, today I’m avoiding the kitchen because I’m frustrated with my DIY kitchen remodel project. But I don’t even want to think about that, so instead I’ll tell you about my yard.

As you see by the photos, I have lots of dandelions. Lush, healthy, organically grown, beautiful dandelions. I took the photo of my front lawn through my living room window. The neighbors don’t seem to appreciate my weeds as they have a habit of becoming everyone’s weeds when their seeds blow. So I thought it might not go over well if I am observed in my yard proudly photographing this year’s bumper crop.


I still have a ways to go on the whole not-caring-what-other-people-think thing. I suppose on the flip side, it could be seen as a not-being-a-good-neighbor thing to let my weeds grow and spread to the others’ chemically-induced pristine lawns. But we all have our neighborly vices. Screaming kids, barking dogs, loud parties, random rusting appliances abandoned in the front yard… and wayward weeds.

Anyway… what I was going to tell you before I got sidetracked with broken appliance yard decor is that today I came across a recipe for dandelion jelly! I’m kinda stoked to try it, but my stove is still unavailable, what with the whole kitchen remodel thing that I’m not talking about today. I’m thinking maybe if I pick the blossoms and show up at a neighbor’s door with all the ingredients, perhaps they’ll see that weeds aren’t all bad, and they’ll welcome me inside to make the jelly in their kitchen.

Or they might just scream, “Run! It’s that weird weed woman!” and slam the door in my face.


Maybe I should just go out and mow the lawn, sending all my beautiful weeds to mulch heaven. I’ll ponder that idea while we enjoy the rest of our coffee. It feels like a good day to sit back and relax, admire my flowers, and let the lawn, the kitchen remodel and myself have a pleasant day of rest.

For all who celebrate Easter, I send wishes for a happy, blessed day.

#WeekendCoffeeShare is graciously hosted by Emily at NerdintheBrain.com.

About Maggie C

Stained glass artist, writer, respecter of life.
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15 Responses to Weekend Coffee Share 4/16/17

  1. Maggie says:

    Thank you for sharing coffee and making me laugh… I can just imagine you arriving on your neighbours doorstep with handfuls of dandelion blooms and a cup of sugar… Please make that jelly, I’ll bring the scones… We can enjoy it sitting on the grass amid the blooms.

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  3. kinkyacres says:

    Makes one fill up with pride, when the “dandelions” are praised! Coffee in your beautiful backyard would be great! My eye caught your wooden planter also. Nice!
    Growing up we not only ate wilted dandelions, but my Dad always referred to me as a human dandelion!

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  4. Dale says:

    You know, Maggie, I cannot fault you at all for keeping your lovely yellow flowers! They are the bees’ first food of the season! They need them way more than your nosy neighbours need a pristine, chemically induced perfect lawn. Just sayin’ 😀
    Plus. Dandelion jelly! Wow! I’ve heard of dandelion wine but jelly? Must look into this as I am a “bad” neighbour too…

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  5. Gail says:

    I’ve harvested my dandelion crop for dandelion tea -I’m sure my neighbors were just assuming I was “getting rid” of them!

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  6. I love your dandelions. My fathers makes dandelion honey from them. (It’s just called ‘honey’, it’s more like your jelly really.) I root for you to reach the next step in what-will-the-neighbours-say. It’s a touchy subject for me since this is my mom’s mantra and I’ve always rebelled against it.

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