The day began with an announcement from Karoline:
"Mama," said she, her fist full of dandelions for me to put into a tiny pitcher, "we have so many beautiful yellow flowers and the neighbors have none. I'm going to pick them all and scatter them in everyone's yard just like Miss Rumphius. Then, there will be beautiful yellow flowers everywhere."
As luck would have it, Catherine shared a recipe for Dandelion Syrup on Kind Conversation. So, we suggested that Karoline and her sisters and her friends gather the flowers for syrup making purposes.
They spent a glorious couple of hours making their fingers a lovely shade of yellow.
They stirred some "dandelion soup."
They measured until there was enough.
They brought it in to boil and steeped.
The next day, we added sugar and cooked and cooked.
Brings sweet tea to a whole new place:-).
When I tucked Katie into bed that night she commented, "Some people call dandelions weeds. Don't they see the flowers? Everyone should have a girl to show her the flowers when all they see are the weeds."