I try to keep my food budget low and so cordials and bought drinks are for special occasions. I get fed up of water sometimes and so make cordials from fruit from the garden or foraged. The rhubarb has just started cropping and so I will make some cordial this month. It is still too early for other fruit crops and so last year I made dandelion cordial.
Dandelions are seen as a nuisance weed now, but for centuries they were used as food. Fields of dandelions were planted to feed people. They are full of vitamins A, C and K and Antioxidants. They are also full of calcium, potasium and iron. They have been shown to lower blood pressure, boost the immune system, reduce inflammation, regulate blood sugar, reduce cholesterol and aid digestion. They are completely edible and so I thought I would try making a cordial with them.