Spring is the greatest, right? Everything comes alive suddenly, especially the dandelions. They're instantly recognizable — the cheeriest and most iconic weed. But they're so much more than a lawn pest.
Dandelions are used in all kinds of folk remedies and herbal medicine. The leaves are edible. And best of all, the petals can be made into wine!
A bottle of dandelion wine is a taste of spring sunshine that can be savored later on, when winter has set in and you might need a reminder of sunnier days.
I've always wanted to make dandelion wine, but until this year I never got my act together during our brief dandelion season. If you're intimidated by home brewing, it's a fairly simple recipe and would be a good way to get started.