Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


This one is for Ray Bradbury fans.  I found it in a 1965 pamphlet, Pioneer Comforts and Kitchen Recipes:  Oldtimey Highland Secrets from The Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains, by Ferne Shelton.  Sorry, it won't be ready for Thanksgiving tomorrow.  Maybe next year.

DANDELION WINE  (Considered a tonic for stomach and energy)

Gather 1 gallon Dandelion blooms (no stems).  Boil blooms with rind and juice of 4 oranges and 4 lemons in 2 gallons water for 1/2 hour.  Let set 24 hours.  Then strain, and add 8 cups of sugar and 1 package yeast.  Leave in covered crock 2 weeks.  Strain again and bottle.

There's also a recipe for Pokeberry Wine, but I don't know what the heck a pokeberry is.

1 comment:

  1. The pokeberries are ripening, and I am looking for a wine recipe!