Saturday, May 31, 2014

just dandy

Holy buckets, what a busy couple of weeks.  Work has been swamped, I taught a felting class (which was so much fun and came with blackberry basil jam!!), I visited the Walker Art Center to see the Edward Hopper exhibit, I sang communally at an event with Tefsa Wondemagegnehu, and I picked dandies until my hands turned yellow.

I decided to infuse some good quality white wine vinegar with dandelions so I can eventually make a dandelion vinaigrette.  It's steeping away in the dark recesses of my pantry.  I can't wait to try it.

I also made dandelion "honey" which is a thick syrup that tastes deceptively like honey.  So good on ice cream, especially when you eat it while sitting in the grass where the kids can't find you.

With all of this I've had very little time to create.  My goal this weekend is to make a little time for just that.  

Have a wonderful weekend, all.


Unknown said...

I am incredibly curious as to how you make dandelion syrup? Sounds wonderful!

Rosemoo said...

Sometimes you just need time to be you. I took three years off of blogging and internetting recently, and it was a good time well spent in a cocoon. Looks like you'll do just fine. :D

PS: I've always wanted to try dandelion foodstuffs. Looks lovely!

Unknown said...

Hi Lisa-That dandelion honey looks good! Do you have a recipe for it?I would love to try it! My dad digs dandelions every spring to eat-he calls it spring tonic!

Lisa at lil fish studios said...

The dandelion honey goes as follows:

pluck 4 cups of yellow petals, picking out any green bits. Place in a pan with 4 cups of water and simmer for an hour, let steep overnight and strain, squeezing all of the liquid from the petals. Add 3 cups of sugar and bring to a low simmer, stirring occasionally until it thickens to a syrupy consistency. Eat and declare it delicious!

Rosemoo - you're totally right, sometimes you do just need time to be you. Glad you were able to do that.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the recipe! Going to try it tonite-before the lawn gets mowed!

Sonia / COZY MEMORIES said...

Good grief you've been busy but I see it's been good busy so that makes me super happy for you, sweet girl. xoxo much love from Aunt Z ;-)


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