Thursday, September 3, 2009

Dandelion Wine

When Erik and I got married I was given a cookbook that had a recipe for dandelion wine in it. I have always wanted to try this recipe and so this year I did. A few months ago the kiddos and I spent an afternoon picking dandelions from our neighbors yard and I spent a few more hours plucking all the blossoms to make the wine. It has been sitting on my counter fermenting and tonight I screwed up my courage and popped the cork. Bleck! No thank you! We're not much on drinking wine in general though I don't mind an occasional glass but this wine...not so much. I re-corked the bottle, put Mod in the front pack and walked over to our neighbor's house to share with her. She had made me promise I'd let her try it. The look on her face was priceless and she kept on apologizing for not liking it all! She described it as, "you know when you put on too much perfume and the vapors get in your mouth? But not a good perfume, a really, really cheap one." I just laughed and told her that is was okay, I didn't really have high hopes for it but I'd always wanted to try it. Now I'm looking forward to pouring the rest of it down the drain and reclaiming the counter space the bottles have been taking up, small as that space may be.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I still think you should market it as organic slug bait!!!=) nana