"A weed is but an unloved flower" Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Whilst they might occasionally blight the lawn, we have a little patch at the end of our vegetable plot that we let grow wild. It's a great little patch that springs to life with tulips, bluebells, white bells, daffodils and plenty of dandelions, all adding their unique splash of colour and texture. It's also nice to see it being visited by bees and ladybirds.
I wanted to use up some of the dandelions in cooking. The bitter green leaves can be used for a number of things including pesto but when I stumbled on this recipe for jam, I had to give it a go.
I used the juice and zest of two lemons instead of one to make its bit more clean tasting.