Monday, May 23, 2016
Sunshine In My Eyes
There is a recipe in my Field Notes book (available September 30) for dandelion jelly so I thought I should make some. It's not, as some have thought, that I have to make sure the recipe works; the recipe is a Nova Scotia version of the one Jane Purdy uses for her jelly. Jane's story is one of the essays in the book; the jelly recipe provides a nice wraparound for her personal story of carrying on after loss.
So, if I'm going to have a door prize at the book launch, that basket of goodies needs to include dandelion jelly.
And happily, batch numero uno turned out.
Here's a tip: you need a lot of dandelions to get two cups of petals! Me and bees, out in the dandelions.