Dandelions are abundant at this time of year- and there’s nothing better to do with them than make something that will last for years- or at least the year it takes for it to be finished. But is it worth the time? Absolutely.
This jam is quick, involves no canning, and makes just the kind of jam I like–not too sickly sweet. It is proving just the thing to eat up those bi-weekly CSA strawberries. After a year and a half, I'm getting a little fresh strawberried-out.
Okay, so jelly beans are already pretty well preserved. But that doesn't mean we can't steal some of their flavor and turn them into a drink. A jelly bean martini made with jelly bean infused vodka is as delicious as it is pretty.