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Re: RE: vinca/dandelions/now wine recipe


After reading some of the wine making recipe books, I figure that desperate 
people would make wine out of anything.  Want the recipe?
Bonnie 6+ ETN


At 11:50 AM 3/4/03 -0600, you wrote:
>Lettuce??  C'mon now girl!!  I'm cracking up here.
>
>:-D
>(seriously??)
>
>---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
>From: "Bonnie M. Holmes" <holmesbm@usit.net>
>Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Date:  Tue, 04 Mar 2003 07:48:38 -0500
>
> >If wine can be made from old tea leaves, soft roots, plums, fruit salad,
> >kohlrabi, lettuce, peach, pumpkin, tangerine, bananas....surely starfruit
> >or guavas will work.  Just a matter of getting the proportions figured
> >out...go for it.
> >
> >Bonnie 6+ ETN
> >
> >
> >
> >At 05:25 PM 3/3/03 -0500, you wrote:
> >>oh, man, bonnie. this is my kind of science project. thank you. [i wonder
> >>where i can get dandelions?]
> >>maybe i'll try one or two of them with starfruit or guavas next season.
> >>
> >>
> >>At 08:03 AM 3/3/03 -0500, you wrote:
> >>>Take your pick
> >>>
> >>>Dandelion Wine I
> >>>1 gallon flower heads without the tiniest piece of stalk
> >>>3 lb sugar
> >>>1 oz yeast
> >>>1 gallon water
> >>>2 lemons
> >>>
> >>>Remove petals as directed for clover wine.  Put the petals in the
> >>>fermenting vessel and pour on three quarts of water---boiling and leave to
> >>>soak for seven days, well covered.
> >>>
> >>>Stir daily, and cover again at once. Strain ;and wring out fairly tightly
> >>>and return the liquor to the fermenting vessel.  Boil half the sugar in a
> >>>pint of water and when cool add to the liquor, then add the yeast  and
> >>>juice of two lemons.
> >>>
> >>>Cover as directed and ferment for seven days.  Then pour carefully  into a
> >>>gallon jar, leaving as much deposit as you can behind.  After this, boil
> >>>the rest of the sugar in the remaining pint of water and when cool add to
> >>>the rest.  Cover as directed or fit fermentation lock and leave until all
> >>>fermentation has ceased.
> >>>
> >>>Dandelion II
> >>>2 quarts dandelion heads
> >>>2 1/2 lbs preserving sugar (3 lbs if a sweet wine is desired)
> >>>4 oranges
> >>>1 gallon water
> >>>Yeast and nutrient
> >>>
> >>>Pick the flowers when the sun is on them and they are fully open. Use the
> >>>whole head (but no stem) and do not bother to pick off the individual
> >>>petals, which is an exasperating and unnecessary chore.  Pour the boiling
> >>>water over the flowers and leave for two days.  boil the mixture for 10
> >>>minutes with the orange peel (no white pith) and strain through muslin on
> >>>to the sugar.  When cool add the fruit juice, yeast, and yeast
> >>>nutrient.  Keep in a warm place, closely covered, for four days, then pour
> >>>into fermenting jar and fit trap.  Leave till it clears, then siphon off
> >>>into clean bottles.  This makes an excellent white table wine.
> >>>
> >>>Dandelion III
> >>>5 pints water
> >>>2 quarts dandelions
> >>>3 lbs sugar             }
> >>>1 1/2 teaspoons citric acid } 3 pints syrup gravity 300
> >>>1 1/2 pints water               }
> >>>2 lemons
> >>>all-purpose wine yeast starter
> >>>1 yeast nutrient tablet
> >>>1/2 teaspoon grape tannin
> >>>cooled, boiled water
> >>>
> >>>Make up a fermentation starter with the yeast 2 days before preparing the
> >>>must.
> >>>
> >>>Clean and sterilise the required equipment, and measure up fermentation
> >>>jar.  Bring the 5 pints water to the boil, put the dandelions in a
> >>>polythene pail, macerate with a wooden spoon and pour over the boiling
> >>>water.  Cover and leave for 2-3 days---no longer---stirring each day and
> >>>replacing the cover.  Make up the syrup, with the sugar, citric acid and
> >>>water and allow to cool.  Strain the must through a nylon sieve into a
> >>>fresh polythene pail.  Add the syrup, finely grated lemon rind, and 
> stir in
> >>>the lemon juice, yeast starter, nutrient tablet and tannin.
> >>>
> >>>Cover and ferment in a warm place for 7 days.  Strain through a nylon 
> sieve
> >>>into a fermentation jar, top up to 1-gallon with cooled, boiled water and
> >>>fit fermentation lock.
> >>>
> >>>Allow to ferment until clear and then rack. Rack again 3 months later and
> >>>bottle two months after that.  This gives you a dry wine which is ready to
> >>>drink after about 9 months.  For a medium wine, use an extra 8 oz. 
> sugar in
> >>>the syrup.
> >>>
> >>>Other stuff:  My wine recipe book says that the root wines are "commonly
> >>>known as 'carrot whisky' or 'potato Scotch'...and, make no mistake about
> >>>it, these wines do develop many of the characteristics of whisky when kept
> >>>a long time...for trouble-free root wine it is best to use old roots, that
> >>>is, main crop thaat have been stored."
> >>>
> >>>Bonnie 6+ ETN
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>At 08:54 AM 3/2/03 -0600, you wrote:
> >>> >Bonnie darlin' - don't suppose you ran across a recipe in your travels,
> >>> >have you??  If so, do share!
> >>> >
> >>> >thanks - Pam
> >>> >
> >>> >---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
> >>> >From: "Bonnie M. Holmes" <holmesbm@usit.net>
> >>> >Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
> >>> >Date:  Sun, 02 Mar 2003 07:02:27 -0500
> >>> >
> >>> > >Dandelion wine is delicious.  If you pluck the yellow from the green
> >>> of the
> >>> > >dandelion, you will notice a sweet aroma...makes you understand 
> why bees,
> >>> > >etc., gather to dandelion and how you could make wine of such.  The
> >>> British
> >>> > >make wine of everything...years ago found a little British book of 
> wine
> >>> > >making...recipes included limp root vegetables and used tea
> >>> leaves...maybe
> >>> > >that is why no one mentions British wine as top.
> >>> > >Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN
> >>> > >
> >>> > >
> >>> > >
> >>> > >
> >>> > >At 08:48 PM 3/1/03 -0600, you wrote:
> >>> > >>Young dandelion greens aren't bad in a salad actually. And I've 
> heard of
> >>> > >>dandelion wine of all things. Never sampled any though. Hmmm. If it's
> >>> > >>any good, I've got enough raw material to make a vat full!!
> >>> > >>
> >>> > >>
> >>> > >>Pam
> >>> > >>
> >>> > >>---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
> >>> > >>From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
> >>> > >>Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
> >>> > >>Date:  Sat, 1 Mar 2003 20:12:12 -0600
> >>> > >>
> >>> > >> >You must be Italian :)
> >>> > >> >
> >>> > >> >Actually I have a cookbook with hundreds of recipes using native
> >>> plants.
> >>> > >> >Can't say I eat them, but interesting reading none the less.
> >>> > >> >
> >>> > >> >Donna
> >>> > >> >
> >>> > >> >>
> >>> > >> >> They eat them! In fact, you can get seeds for dandelion cultivars
> >>> > >> >(more
> >>> > >> >> tasty, I presume!).
> >>> > >> >> Cathy
> >>> > >> >> On Friday, February 28, 2003, at 03:27 PM, Jesse Bell wrote:
> >>> > >> >>
> >>> > >> >> > I believe that every plant has a purpose..for sure.  Even
> >>> > >> >dandelions.
> >>> > >> >> > :-)
> >>> > >> >> >
> >>> > >> >> >
> >>> > >> >> > Jesse Rene' Bell
> >>> > >> >> > Claremore, OK
> >>> > >> >> > Zone 6
> >>> > >> >> >
> >>> > >> >> >
> >>> > >> >> >
> >>> > >> >> >
> >>> > >> >> >
> >>> > >> >> >> From: romans810@juno.com
> >>> > >> >> >> Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
> >>> > >> >> >> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> >>> > >> >> >> Subject: [CHAT] Re: [CHAT vinca
> >>> > >> >> >> Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 13:02:59 -0800
> >>> > >> >> >>
> >>> > >> >> >> the vinca
> >>> > >> >> >> The day I had my chemo, The Dr. & I talked about plants 
> used in
> >>> > >> >> >> research
> >>> > >> >> >> & he said Vinca was one of many they're looking at. God 
> created
> >>> > >> >these
> >>> > >> >> >> for
> >>> > >> >> >> a purpose.
> >>> > >> >> >>
> >>> > >> >> >> Tony Veca <><
> >>> > >> >> >> Another Gr888 Day in Paradise !!!!!
> >>> > >> >> >> Vancouver, WA
> >>> > >> >> >>
> >>> > >> >> >> On Fri, 28 Feb 2003 11:28:47 -0600 "Tricia"
> >>> > >> ><pdickson@nts-online.net>
> >>> > >> >> >> writes:
> >>> > >> >> >> > Gene,
> >>> > >> >> >> > Thanks so much for the information.  I love the vinca and it
> >>> > >> >makes
> >>> > >> >> >> > the spot
> >>> > >> >> >> > under the maple trees where I don't have to mow .  I do use
> >>> it in
> >>> > >> >> >> > pots
> >>> > >> >> >> > too... and with a blue hosta sounds wonderful.
> >>> > >> >> >> > Thanks again,
> >>> > >> >> >> > Tricia
> >>> > >> >> >> > ----- Original Message -----
> >>> > >> >> >> > From: "Gene Bush" <genebush@otherside.com>
> >>> > >> >> >> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >>> > >> >> >> > Sent: Friday, February 28, 2003 6:27 AM
> >>> > >> >> >> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Question re: Astilbe
> >>> > >> >> >> >
> >>> > >> >> >> >
> >>> > >> >> >> > > Hello Tricia,
> >>> > >> >> >> > >     Yes, we do move the containers to a protected spot.
> >>> We have
> >>> > >> >a
> >>> > >> >> >> > place
> >>> > >> >> >> > > behind the garage out of the prevailing winter winds. We
> >>> make a
> >>> > >> >> >> > "room" of
> >>> > >> >> >> > > bales of straw the size we need each early winter, 
> them move
> >>> > >> >the
> >>> > >> >> >> > pots into
> >>> > >> >> >> > > this holding area. Large pots in the middle, the 
> smaller ones
> >>> > >> >out
> >>> > >> >> >> > near the
> >>> > >> >> >> > > bales. Sometimes we stuff leaves in between the
> >>> containers, but
> >>> > >> >do
> >>> > >> >> >> > not
> >>> > >> >> >> > cover
> >>> > >> >> >> > > the tops. Want them to breathe and not get soggy 
> during the
> >>> > >> >cold.
> >>> > >> >> >> > I do not
> >>> > >> >> >> > > remember loosing anything in this manner that was
> >>> perennial to
> >>> > >> >> >> > begin with.
> >>> > >> >> >> > >     In another month we will get the containers out, 
> begin to
> >>> > >> >move
> >>> > >> >> >> > them
> >>> > >> >> >> > into
> >>> > >> >> >> > > position. Too early to go for the tender perennials and
> >>> annuals
> >>> > >> >as
> >>> > >> >> >> > yet. If
> >>> > >> >> >> > > your variegated vinca is all that aggressive, why not
> >>> place it
> >>> > >> >in
> >>> > >> >> >> > a large
> >>> > >> >> >> > > container for trailing with one of the big blue hosta?
> >>> > >> >> >> > >     Gene E. Bush
> >>> > >> >> >> > > Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
> >>> > >> >> >> > > www.munchkinnursery.com
> >>> > >> >> >> > > genebush@munchkinnursery.com
> >>> > >> >> >> > > Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana
> >>> > >> >> >> > >
> >>> > >> >> >> > > ----- Original Message -----
> >>> > >> >> >> > > > Gene,
> >>> > >> >> >> > > > I am going to try putting my hostas in pots... I 
> have some
> >>> > >> >> >> > wonderful
> >>> > >> >> >> > > hostas
> >>> > >> >> >> > > > but have thought this year the variegated vinca is 
> going to
> >>> > >> >be
> >>> > >> >> >> > so
> >>> > >> >> >> > > aggressive
> >>> > >> >> >> > > > that I might have to move them.  Do you move the 
> pots to a
> >>> > >> >more
> >>> > >> >> >> > protected
> >>> > >> >> >> > > > area during the winter?
> >>> > >> >> >> > > > Tricia
> >>> > >> >> >> > > > zone 6b
> >>> > >> >> >> > >
> >>> > >> >> >> > >
> >>> > >> >> >> >
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> >>> > >> >> >> >
> >>> > >> >> >>
> >>> > >> >> >>
> >>> > >> >> >>
> >>> > >> >> >> Tony Veca <><
> >>> > >> >> >> Another Gr888 Day in Paradise !!!!!
> >>> > >> >> >> Vancouver, WA
> >>> > >> >> >>
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