Find a field of dandelions in bloom on a glorious
shining day. Follow the honeybees to the finest flowers. Pick
them with a sweeping motion of your parted fingers, like a comb.
I leave the green sepals on, but get rid of all stalks.
Back home, put blossoms immediately into a large ceramic, glass,
or plastic vessel. Boil water; pour over flowers. Cover your crock
with cheesecloth. Stir daily for three days. On the fourth day,
strain blossoms from liquid.
Cook liquid with sugar and rind of citrus (omit rind if not organic)
for 30-60 minutes. Return to crock. Add citrus juice. When liquid
has cooled to blood temperature, soften yeast, spread on toast,
and float toast in crock. Cover and let work two days. Strain.
Return liquid to crock for one more day to settle. Filter into
very clean bottles and cork lightly. Don't drink until winter
Preparation time: A week's worth
of effort yields a drink not only delightful but good for your
liver, as well.
Traditions of Healing
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