Dandelion Wine Recipe (& the Mistake You Don’t Want to Make)
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Dandelion Wine Recipe (& the Mistake You Don’t Want to Make)

Wine out of dandelions? You bet! Making homemade dandelion wine is a longstanding family tradition. We don’t make it every year, but I do like to keep a few bottles on hand for company. The taste of this dandelion wine is rich, golden and warming – more like a good brandy than a wine. I’ve…

Harvesting and Using Dandelion Roots – The Natural Detoxifier
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Harvesting and Using Dandelion Roots – The Natural Detoxifier

When Should I Harvest Dandelion Roots? Harvest dandelion roots from late fall through early spring, when the plant is dormant and has stored up energy in the root.  For medicinal use, most sources say fall harvest is best. This is because the levels of inulin (insoluble fiber) are higher and the fructose levels are lower.

Stop the Dandelion Madness! Making Peace with Dandelions and Bees

Stop the Dandelion Madness! Making Peace with Dandelions and Bees

I’ve been thinking about writing this post for several weeks now, ever since I first saw a Facebook meme telling people to leave the dandelions for the bees because dandelions are one of the bees’ first spring food sources. At first glance, this sounds like a great idea. Bees like flowers, I like bees –…