16 May 2022 Dandelion

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  1. Durgan

    Durgan Contributor 10 Years

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    16 June 2022 Dandelion
    Posted on 05/16/2022 by Durgan
    16 June 2022 Dandeline

    There is a bountiful crop of dandelions this year. I was weed whacking the flowers when I got an epiphany and looked up on the internet if dandelions have any nutritional value. To my surprise a dandelion plant is completely eatable. I decided to concentrate only on the flowers. I picked about four pound of flowers and made five liters of pressure canned juice.

    Method: Cook until soft after adding about 4 liters of water, beat into a slurry with hand blender, strain through a 2mm mesh, put sludge through a Champion Juicer to extract most nutrients. Put drinkable produce in five one liter jars and pressure canned at 15 PSI for 15 minutes for long term storage at room temperature.

    Experiment at this stage.
     
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    I've tried the leaves, in fact I did have a book with a few recipes in, can't say I found them very palatable but I may not have selected the really fresh ones.
     
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    Should be 16 May 2022
     

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