One of the fond memories of my youth on the prairies was of my boyfriend's homemade dandelion wine. The hours spend picking the blossoms turned his skin a rich gold like the wine.
"Is interest in foraging growing? A quick blog search on 'foraging food' came up with 165 hits over the past week, as compared to 83 hits over the same week last year." This article by Cincinnati Locavore recommends checking it out.