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Dandelion honey with lemon. Without COOKING

Gathering the sunshine-yellow dandelion flowers is the first step to creating this honey. The best time to pick them is on a sunny day when they are fully open, brimming with nature’s vitality. For our lemon twist, fresh, organic lemons are ideal, ensuring that we capture the essence of their zest and juice without any unwelcome chemicals.

Ingredients:

1 cup of fresh dandelion flowers (petals only, green parts removed to avoid bitterness)

The zest and juice of 1 organic lemon

1-2 cups of raw, organic honey (depending on your sweetness preference)

Preparation:

Clean and Prep:

Rinse the dandelion petals gently under cold water to remove any dirt or insects. Pat them dry with a clean towel. Zest your lemon, and then squeeze its juice, removing any seeds.

Infusing Honey:

In a glass jar, layer the dandelion petals and lemon zest. Pour the lemon juice over the petals, and then slowly add the honey, ensuring that the petals and zest are fully submerged. Stir gently to mix the ingredients.

Let It Sit:

Seal the jar tightly and let it sit in a cool, dark place. The mixture needs to infuse for at least 1-2 weeks. The longer it sits, the more pronounced the flavors.

Strain (Optional):

For a smooth honey, you can strain the mixture to remove the petals and zest. However, leaving them in adds a rustic charm and extra flavor.

This dandelion honey with lemon is not just a sweet treat; it’s a love letter to natural wellness. Spread it on toast, stir it into tea, or simply enjoy it by the spoonful. Its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties make it a delightful remedy for those days when you need a little boost.

Embracing such simple, natural recipes is a gentle nod to the wisdom of the past, acknowledging that sometimes, the best remedies are the ones that require the least intervention. So, here’s to health, to sweetness, and to the unwavering beauty of nature’s gifts.

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