It is that time of year again. Dandelions are sprouting everywhere in my garden. I know I could eat the leaves in salads, but I like to dig them up, roots, leaves, tendrils and flowers and boil them, show them no mercy!
No, I am not being vindictive, I use the concentrated brew to clean windows, mirrors, metal work, etc.
Yes, it really does work.
Mirrors and windows sparkle, no smears.
Dig up three or four dandelions and give them a quick rinse. Put the whole lot, roots, leaves, tendrils and flowers into a pot with about three pints of water. Bring to the boil and boil until reduced by about half.
Allow to cool, strain, decant. Label!! Keep out of reach of children and pets - just in case.
Use within a week.
All I do is to apply with a clean cloth, rubbing as I go, then follow up with a another dry, clean cloth, to dry and polish off.
The first time I made the brew I was pretty sceptical about whether it would really be of much use, but I was delighted with it.
Go on, pull out your witches cauldron, give it a go!