I spent some time yesterday collecting dandelion heads because I wanted to try making syrup using the Mooberry Farm Recipe. I walked around the yard but most had gone to puff ball stage. I collected what I could, walked up and down the road, through weedy hillsides and finally had 6 cups, enough to make half the recipe.
I didn't have a lemon. Oh oh, I forgot that part but we had to run an errand that evening and we made a quick stop at the grocery. One lemon.
I chopped the lemon and boiled the flower heads. I let them cool. I lined the colander with coffee filters but the filters weren't really letting all the juice through so I decided to do a second filter with cheese cloth.
I lined the colander and poured the juice back through.
Do you see anything wrong here?
I forgot to put the bowl back underneath the colander.
The boiled lemon-dandelion juice went right..down..the..drain.
I just stood there, wide eyed and mouth gaping.
I looked at my sister-in-law, who I had been talking to, and said " (bad word) I can't believe what I just did!"
There was so very little left that I didn't pour down the drain.
Not to mention I forgot to use only 1/2 lemon when I cut the recipe in half.
This will teach me to not jabber away when I'm trying to cook- it's difficult enough without be distracted!
There will be more dandelions, I can be assured of that! Maybe I'll try next weekend.