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Dandelion flowers are one of the best sources of lecithin, a nutrient that elevates the brains acetylcholine and may play a role in boosting memory and mental focus. Lecithin is also good for liver problems.
Prepare dandelion flowers by separating the sweet petals from the green bracts. Picking up to 50 heads will result in about one cup of petals.
1 qt. dandelion blossoms, 2 qt. boiling water, 3 cups sugar, 2 cups cold water, 2 oranges and 2 lemons, sliced thin.
Fill a quart measure firmly with fresh dandelion blossoms. Rinse and cut off the stem very close to the flower heads. Place the prepared blossoms in an earthenware or enamelware pot. Cover with boiling water and set aside to cool. Combine the sugar with the cold water and bring to a boil; this will make 3 cups of syrup. Add the syrup, oranges and lemons; cover with a well fitting lid and let the mixture stand for 2-3 days. Strain and serve over cracked ice or in combination with other beverages (sparkling grape juice for example). To keep longer, either bottle the strained liquid and cork tightly or keep under refrigeration. Makes about 2 quarts of healthful non-intoxicating drink.
1 qt. dandelion blossoms, 1 qt. water, 4 c. sugar, 1 small organic lemon
Put blossoms and water in an enamel pot. Bring just to a boil, turn off heat, cover and let sit overnight. Strain and press liquid out of spent flowers. Add sugar and sliced lemon (peel and all) and heat slowly, stirring now and again, for several hours or until reduced to a thick, honey-like syrup. Remove lemon and store in jars. Can be kept indefinitely in the refrigerator.
Use 5-8 heads worth of petals for each cup of water. Boil a couple of minutes, add salt to taste and enjoy. The flavor is transformed from a sweet dry flower to a wonderful green leafy flavor.