Thursday, April 19, 2012
Most of us have heard that you can eat dandelion leaves in your salad, right? Who would have thought you could turn dandelion flowers into honey (aka syrup)? I was amazed when I came across Mooberry Farm's recipe for Dandelion Syrup! The kids and I had great fun picking dandelion heads! The pictures are of us picking the stems off. This is a great job for young kids to help with. I didn't have to worry about them ruining the dandelions...
Here they are boiling in water with a chopped up lemon.
After straining the juice and cooking it with sugar, we got two-thirds of a quart jar full of honey. It has a very strong taste, which is a little weird at first, but I like it, and the kids think it's amazing that we made our own honey! They were very proud to have daddy taste it... unfortunately, daddy thinks it's allergies in a jar... He did take a lick, but that's all. (His taste buds are weird though, he ate pickled sucker fish for lunch and then turned his nose up at our honey!)
Now hop on over to Mooberry Farm for the recipe, and then go pick some dandelions!