Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Dandelion Wine, Part One


Collect one gallon of dandelion blossoms, being careful to pick only the yellow petals.

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  1. So how does one collect only the yellow petals? I've always wondered about this because my parents made dandelion wine when I was little (my ancient cookbook has a recipe, too), but every dandelion I've ever picked has a casing of green fronds.

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  2. You hold the casing in one hand, and pull the petals with the other, as best you can. It doesn't matter if a little bit of green gets in, but you don't want a lot of it. It's slow work. I timed myself one year, and it took me two hours to gather one gallon--this in a yard where the blooms are cheek-by-jowl.

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