The Dandelion Part Two is today’s feature in my Getting Started with Herbs series.
In my last post, Getting Started with Herbs, I gave you tons of information on the Dandelion, so I won’t repeat all of that today. I wanted to pop back in and let you know that I have fixed my first batch of Dandelion Root Tea. AND it was delicious!!
I’ll tell you how I did it but first, I had a bit of fun setting up a shoot.
First up is the shot I shared on Instagram. This was one of the last shots I took. I chose this one because I had added the dandelion itself in the mix.
Sometimes, a subtle, barely noticeable change in the set-up can make such a big difference in your image.
This is one of the FIRST photos I took. Notice the Ramekin is sitting upright with the measuring spoon sticking out. You can’t see the dandelion root and you can’t see the tea in the cup, AND no dandelion. The shot is pretty BUT the one up above is much more interesting.
You can move your body as well and create interest. I moved myself to shoot at a different angle and more above the set-up (not straight on).
I hope you enjoyed the images today. My next herb will be either Nettles or Peppermint……or maybe Plantain. Anyway, be sure to stop back and take a look!
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NOW……..here’s how I made my Dandelion Root Tea.
- 1 quart of water
- 3 teaspoons dried dandelion root
- 1 cinnamon stick and sweetener (optional)**
Bring the quart of water to a boil and then add the 3 teaspoons of dandelion root. Keep at a low boil for at least 10 minutes. Strain the tea into a container large enough to hold it all and then pour yourself a nice cup of hot tea and refrigerate the rest for later.
**I added one 3″ cinnamon stick to my pot of tea as it was boiling and then sweetened it with one packet of Stevia in my cup.
That’s it for today.
Hugs and Have A Creative Day!!
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