We have tried Dandelion honey for you!

It is the perfect time of the year to forage dandelions. They are everywhere and contain many benefits for your health including Vitamin C and antioxidants. it’s an amazing substitute if you are plant based or if you want to include more wild flowers to your diet.

When going foraging, try to go on a warn and sunny day so the flowers are wide open!

Spots to avoid:

  • Busy road
  • Sprayed field
  • Path used by dog walker

Dandelion is 100% edible. For this recipe, we will use only the flower heads or petals (it’s up to you). Remove the stalk before starting your honey.

Ingredients

  • 75g flower heard or petal of dandelion
  • 300g sugar
  • 350ml cold water
  • 2 slices lemon

Method

Step 1: Shake the flowers to remove any bugs and take off the petals (optional)

Step2: In a sauce pan, add water, lemon and dandelion. Leave it to infuse overnight.

Step 3: The following day, use a muslin cloth or a strainer to extract all the juice!

Step 4: Weigh the juice and add the same about of sugar (in our case, 300g of juice, 300g of sugar). Add juice and sugar in a saucepan, stir until the sugar disappears. Bring to boil for 15-20 min to thicken it up.

Step 5: Pour your honey in a clean jar while still warm.

Online, you will find many recipes, have a look:

When going foraging make sure you are following the official guidelines regarding the Covid-19 and the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (it is unlawful to uproot any wild plant without permission from the landowner or occupier).

Published by Nadegegrows

Garden Assistant/Tend and Share project worker

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