It’s that time of year again,
everything is sprouting up….including the weeds!
They used to drive me crazy, until a good friend pointed out
that they are only weeds if they don’t serve a purpose.
So I went about finding a purpose for that weed
that seems to thrive at my house,
It turns out that not only are they safe to eat,
they are actually packed with vitamins.
You can consume not only the green leaves,
but also the roots & flowers.
I tried freezing them at first because I didn’t have time
to mess with them at the moment….not the best idea.
They shriveled up & didn’t look pretty anymore.
So I would suggest using them as soon as you pick them.
After looking up a few ways to prepare them,
I decided my first attempt would be dandelion jelly
using those pretty yellow flowers.
Here is the recipe that I decided to use from Simply Canning.
I have to say, it is delicious!
It kind of has a honey taste,
which makes me want to try honeysuckle jelly next!
Have y’all ever eaten dandelions?
How were they prepared?
Share in the comments section below!
**I should note, please only pick dandelions from an area that has NOT been sprayed with pesticides!!**