I attended a seminar last Wednesday on edible weeds,
and the speaker passed out a few recipes,
dandelion jelly among them.
She gave a quick review of how to make it
and enthusiastically told us that it tasted like honey.
We spent a wonderful weekend
at my parents' cottage in Wisconsin,
and there were a lot of dandelions.
So - the perfect opportunity to try making dandelion jelly.
Pick flowers; remove petals.
This is going to take a while.
Boil with water.
Hmm. Not looking too appetizing.
Mix infusion with lemon juice, sugar, pectin; boil.
Add lots more sugar; boil one minute.
Fill sterilized jelly jars; seal.
Tastes like honey? Nah. Tastes like lemony sweet jelly.
But I'm glad I did it. My curiosity is satisfied.
And I did enjoy the lecture.
I learned that garlic mustard is edible,
so we had garlic mustard leaves in our salad Saturday night.