|My finished jars, and some for NOW!|
Simply Canning has not only the recipe but great step by step instructions so I'll let you see for yourself. My only change is that I find it much easier to pinch off the green stems with your fingernail than to use scissors as she shows. You'll see what I mean once you get started. Check it out in detail with this link.
Oh, one other note worth mentioning. It looks rather liquid when you put it into jars but it does set after it's canned and cooled. She doesn't say that anywhere and it's worth noting so that you don't worry.
What I also loved about finding this recipe was the site it's on. This site has lots about canning with detailed instructions and pictures and it's all free. Sure, there are some ads on the side for products but the information she gives you in each section is incredible. The lady who does the site is named Sharon and she's a homeschool mom to boot! What could be better?
I was only able to do one batch: Not enough dandelions for more and certainly not enough patience to keep plucking the heads off more. Seems like last time I did this I had much more help! That would be because it's no longer a novelty and my kids are all teens now. Gone are the days with much more willing help! I could force them but it's just not the battle I want to chose.
My one batch I'm hoping will make nice little thank you gifts. I was thinking especially of when we stay in host homes for our speech and debate season. We shall see if they last that long!