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Tuesday, April 5, 2011
You've used the leaves of your dandelions, but did you know you can use the flowers? The Amish make a jelly that they call dandelion honey. It tastes quite similar to honey and is good used on biscuits and bread
Start with one quart of dandelion blossoms without any stems attached. Wash them and boil in one quart of water for three minutes. Drain off three cups of liquid and discard the flowers. Add one package sure-jell, one teaspoon lemon extract and four and a half cups of sugar. Boil about three minutes, skimm off top, put in jars and process in a water bath canner (follow any jelly recipe for times).
Isn't it marvelous that we can make so many food products from a plant that most people consider a weed?