I know, it sounds weird, right? But when you have a big jar of kombucha scobys sitting on your kitchen counter and 2 gallons of kombucha tea brewing upstairs, then soda made from dandelions really isn't that strange. Wait--what? Kombucha? Scobys? What the heck? Sorry, that's another post.
Being an adventurous person, I came across this one day--Fermented Dandelion Soda I was immediately intrigued. The fam, not so much. They are accustomed to my weirdness, though, and for the most part are willing tasters.
After gathering a bunch of dandelion flowers, I first soaked them in a bowl of water with a splash of vinegar to get rid of the dirt and possible bugs. The recipe says rinse them well, but I prefer to soak for a bit and then rinse; once you see all the dirt left behind in the bowl, you will want to soak the flowers first, too.
Now covered with a pretty plate. Yours doesn't have to be pretty. Ugly plates are perfectly acceptable.
I started another batch yesterday, so hopefully the two batches going will be delicious!
Please try this recipe--it's easy and you might even like it!
Yay for dandelions!