Dandelion Wine

My dandelion wine has been sitting in the airing cupboard for a while, looking lovely, waiting to be bottled. Today was the day – and a bit of taste testing while processing has made me think it’s going to be a good year 🙂
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Now I know what to do with the stringy old rhubarb that’s left over  in the garden. Yes you’ve guessed it, more wine!
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I’ll let you know what happens next 🙂

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Dandelion Wine

Well, last time I attempted this time ran away with me and my dandelions just stewed away in the bucket and I ended up throwing them away. I decided I must try harder! But when the sun shines on the dandelions and they are fully opened to the sun , I am always tempted to go and pull their heads off and do something beautiful with them! Of course there are loads still left in the garden worshiping the sun.

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Leave them to brew in a warm place for a couple of days with sugar orange zest and yeastDandilions 4
and then into a demi-jon to ferment away for about a month,

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then it’s ready to rack off (put into bottles).

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I’ve been eyeing up these dandelions for a couple of days.

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Then Today Keith said he was going to mow the lawn. So that he didn’t mow them, I’ve just been out to rip there heads off!(if you do this, be careful of the pollen)……..

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….this was to get a litre of them to make this years Dandelion wine.

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So they are now steeping in some boiling water and there they’ll stay for a couple of days.

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