Honeysuckle Jelly

Honeysuckle Jelly

Learn how to make and can honeysuckle jelly. It tastes like the scent of honeysuckle, combined with a light floral sweetness! Picking & Preparation Before you can make jelly, first you’ll need to head out and pick flowers for this recipe! Picking Honeysuckle Flowers For this recipe, you need 2 1/2 cups of honeysuckle blossoms,…

Black Locust Flower Jelly

Black Locust Flower Jelly

Learn how to turn edible black locust flowers into this delicious jelly that reminds us of the taste of peach! Preparation Flower jellies are fairly straightforward to make. First, you make an infusion, or tea, of the chosen flower and hot water, then cook that flower tea with sugar, lemon juice, and pectin to create…

Violet Jelly Recipe

Violet Jelly Recipe

Learn how to turn violet flowers from your backyard into a delicious homemade jelly that tastes like grape! Picking Violets Violets are often found in gardens and around the edges of houses, forming gorgeous huge patches when left unchecked. Below is a photo of a small part of the large patch growing happily all along…

How to Make Dandelion Jelly

How to Make Dandelion Jelly

Learn how to make this easy and delicious jelly using common dandelions growing in your backyard! This recipe uses low sugar needed pectin, to reduce the overall amount of sugar needed, compared to traditional recipes. Picking Dandelions To make dandelion jelly, you’ll first need to pick yourself some dandelions! For a full recipe, you’ll want…

Autumn Olive Jelly

Autumn Olive Jelly

Learn how to make delicious autumn olive jelly! The flavor is unique and hard to describe, but we think it tastes somewhat like peach or apricot, with a hint of cherry. Around here, we have acres of invasives, including autumn olive, kudzu, Japanese knotweed, oriental bittersweet, and more. It’s a constant effort to keep their…

Forsythia Jelly

Forsythia Jelly

When spring has arrived and the forsythia flowers are in full bloom, head outside with a container. It’s time to pick those lovely blooms to make some delicious jelly! Forsythia bushes (Forsythia suspensa, F. spp.) are non-native shrubs that produce bright yellow, edible flowers in early spring. They’re commonly found planted around homes or in…

Redbud Jelly Recipe

Redbud Jelly Recipe

Learn how to make beautiful redbud jelly using foraged redbud flowers, reduced sugar pectin, sugar, and lemon juice! Redbud flowers bloom for a very short time each year in early spring, so if you want to make redbud jelly, you’ve got a narrow little window to do it! Collecting & Preparing Redbuds This recipe uses…

Cottage Flower Jelly

Cottage Flower Jelly

This recipe uses an infusion of fresh-plucked flowers to make an exceptionally sweet floral jelly- a small-batch recipe and no real canning involved, so it’s an easy one for beginners! You will need: 1 cup of yellow Japanese honeysuckle flowers 1/2 cup of rose petals 1/2 cup of elderflowers 2 cups water 2 cups of…