Friday, April 10, 2009

~~~ DandyLions ~~~




Today I'll be gathering dandelion blooms , hope to gather a gallon and start some dandelion wine. I'm also gathering the last of the violets , hope to harvest enough for another batch of jelly and some for potpourri.
~~ Spring Blessings ~~
JoyceAnn

10 comments:

Robin of Newstead said...

Joyce, you have to keep us updated on the dandelion wine - wish I could send you some of mine :-)....
Newstead from Freedom Gardens!

Piecefulafternoon said...

I love dandelions. They grow so abundantly here - sometimes the fields are completely covered with them. So far we've only had a very few in some of the yards - none in our yard so far - we had only a few last year - hope they reseeded themselves liberally.

JoyceAnn said...

Hi Robin , Thanks for dropping by , I will keep you updated about the dandelion wine. This will be my first attempt at making it and it will probably take awhile to gather a gallon of blooms , I may have gathered 1/4 yesterday. I froze those and will keep picking daily.

Hi JoAnn , I think dandelions are beautiful and they have so many healing properties. It's sad that so many people just consider it a weed. I plan to make dandelion jelly soon.

~ Spring Blessings ~
JoyceAnn

Annette said...

I too am collecting dandelions to make dandelion wine! =) We are also picking and eating the greens before these turn bitter. *bleck*

Happy hunting!

JoyceAnn said...

Annette , I just cooked a batch of dandelions and they were delicious in the recipe I used. I'll be harvesting and freezing as many as I can.

~ Blessings ~
JoyceAnn

Patrice Farmer said...

Oh if only I weren't allergic to dandelions...theres so many uses for them. Good job!

Lib said...

Hi Joyce Ann,
Love the pretty Dandelion blooms!;o) Was your blooms BIG this yr.? Ours are.
Happy Easter!
Blessins',Lib

Flassie's Fil'a said...

Oh, I was reading the best time of the day to pick flowers was the hottest time of the day.

Enjoy your drinks!

Wow, I'd like the Dandilion
Jelly recipe. I didn't know
you could make Dandilion Jelly.

Do you use it on crackers too?

God Bless You and Yours!!!

JoyceAnn said...

Flassie , I've never made dandelion jelly before. I think Lib made it just like violet jelly , except she used dandelion blooms , you need to remove all the green part from the dandelions , use petals only.

Lib has a comment on this page , click on her name and it will take you to her blog. Her post about making dandelion jelly is very good ~ check it out

~ Blessings ~
JoyceAnn

Char said...

What recipe do you use for your dandelion wine?