Flower Power on Earth Day!

Dandelion Marmalade

  • 2 heaping cups of dandelion flower petals (all green bits removed)
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup fresh squeezed o.j.
  • 3T organic orange zest
  • 2T organic lemon zest
  • I packet of powdered SureJell (yellow box)
  • 3/4 cup water

Pulse flower petals, sugar, orange juice and zests together in food processor until well-blended. Leave mixture in processor bowl. In a small saucepan over medium heat: mix 3/4 cup water and one packet of SureJell pectin, stirring constantly until well blended. Bring to a hard boil for one minute. Remove from heat and immediately add to the flower mix while the processor is running. Jam sets up very fast!!! Have ready: six 4 oz sterilized jam jars and lids. Fill, seal and refrigerate or water bath can for pantry storage. Enjoy!

Best Ever Violet Jam

  • 2 heaping cups violet blossoms
  • 3/4 cup water
  • Juice of half a large lemon
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 package powdered Sure Jell (yellow box)
  • 3/4 cup water

In blender combine: 3/4 cup water and lemon juice. Then add the sugar and blend until dissolved. Heat remaining 3/4 cup water in a pan, stir in the pectin until smooth and boil hard for 1 minute. Pour this mixture into the blender with the other ingredients, blend 30 seconds, throw in violets and pulse 10 seconds more. Pour into sterile jars.Seal and refrigerate or water bath can for pantry storage.

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