Vegan Dandelion Honey
Pick the Dandelions on a sunny day when the flowers are fully open, let any little bugs vacate the blossom (give them a shake or a blow).
Add 100g to 150g of flower head’s to 330ml of water, with the juice of half a lemon and a slice or two. Then simmer for 25 minutes and steep for 12 hours.
Strain the liquid through a muslin cloth being sure to press all the juice from the flowers.
Weigh out the liquid and equal amounts of weight in organic sugar. Return to the hob stirring the liquid to dissolve the sugar and bring to a gentle boil for 30-45 minutes.
After sterilising the jars and letting the honey cool slightly fill up and store until you decide on how to use.
The name Dandelion is taken from the French name Dent de lion meaning lion’s tooth, this is referring to the shape of the leaf resembling a lions tooth. Another French name is Pissenlit which translates to piss in the bed, because of the plants duirectic properties and assisting with urinary disorders and kidney and liver health.
It is an amazing tasty plant, packed with many minerals and vitamins and known to have many health benefits from reducing inflammation, boosting the immune system, it helps with digestion, heart heath, blood pressure and beneficial against cancer and tumours and can even help with weight loss.
Unfortunately people are more inclined to spray this flower with horrible weed killers, than see it as a true gift from nature..
Do not be too quick to eradicate this plant from your gardens!!!!!!