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