Wednesday, 14 April 2021


 Happy What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday, well I have a cheeky day off today so my desk is somewhat different, this morning it is the kitchen.  We are just on the start of the new preserving season (I have already made a large batch of Wild Garlic salt and a jar of dried Wild Garlic powder in the past few days so the new preserving year is well under way!) and this is going to be Dandelion Honey!  It's dandelions flowers, water, lemon and sugar, that's it.  I love the taste of it and last year I did NOT make enough so this year I am hoping to make a few more jars!

The allotment site has loads of dandelions and as its fenced there are very few dogs or people so less chance of them being polluted.  Its nice an easy to make and I use it instead of agave which is my usual "go to" liquid sweetner but this is a LOT cheaper (hence I need to make a lot more this year as I ran out by the Autumn last year!!)

Forgot to bring my Man Bites Dog cards down, sorry will try to remember next week, I will also try to do another post as I have been doing some more sketches recently, yesterday I sketched on the allotment and we have another Bristol Urban sketchers virtual event at the weekend so I will try and post my sketches.

So, are you sharing your desk (or workspace) with us? All the details are the the lovely Julia's Queen of desks blog here



  1. That dandelion honey sounds amazing Kyla. Hope you manage to make enough this year to keep you going. Stay safe and happy WOYWW. Sarah #7

  2. Dandelions are brilliant little plants, full of good chemicals, so making the homey is a fab idea! I’m glad you’re having fun on your day off, you’ve been so busy recently.
    Hugs LLJ 5 xxx

  3. I've not heard of that honey but we're a bit devoid of dandelions here. Plenty of wild garlic in the garden so I'd love the recipes and uses you have as it mostly gets wasted sadly. Stay safe and keep smiling, Lisa-Jane #8

  4. I've never heard of dandelion honey - our garden is full of them, maybe something for me to try! Happy WOYWW. Take care and stay safe. With love & God Bless, Caro x (#15)

  5. I hope your dandelion honey comes out well, it sounds fab! Sounds like a day off well spent. Helen#2

  6. Interesting potion, hope it turns out as expected. Dandelion seem to grow better than anything else in our garden. I'm late today as we've been sorting mum's second vaccination and hearing test so at least we've got that done. Have a very happy and creative woyww. Hugs, Angela x17x

  7. Certainly a different kind of productive desk this week Kyla! I love the sound of dandelion honey, hope you manage to make sufficient supplies this year. Have a good week, stay safe, stay well, love n hugs Cindyxx #12

  8. I am not sure I would like Dandelion honey, I have read it can have a bitter aftertaste. Perhaps I could pop round and try some 🙃
    My grand daughter made dandelion tea the other day, but she had none left for me to try! Have a great week Angela #9

  9. I love the idea of making foods from stuff you forage for! Nothing like good free food full of nutrients! I've never heard of dandelion honey and will have to look that one up. I usually sweeten things with dates or bananas but also use maple syrup as I adore the flavour.

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #18

  10. Do they grow back quite quickly once harvested? Worth a patch of protected plot to cultivate them a bit! Hope you had a great day off, it was certainly productive!

  11. How interesting Kyla! A great use for dandelions!
    Happy WOYWW!
    Susan #26


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