Dandelion clear jam

I haven’t been away from the house and garden for over a week.  It’s not that I’m having to self isolate because I’m ill or anyone in my house is, I just stayed home like we’ve been asked to.  Only I needed to go and get supplies and this is allowed, so I did and on the way home in the countryside, I pulled over and picked some dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) flower heads (a hat full and a bunch, which sounds weird as measurements go and I suppose it is).  For it’s that time of year to make a pot or three of Dandelion clear jam.  For as this is a vegan recipe, I’m not sure I want to call it “Honey”, but that it is a close resemblance to a clear one.  Anyways, I washed and boiled the dandelions with a pinch of dry lavender flower heads.  Drained the liquid, and to that I added nearly a whole bag of sugar and the juice of two lemons, simmered and then brought it back to a rolling boil.  Once it hits the sticky as hell and tastes delish, it’s ready.

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