My sons girlfriend was over the other evening and was telling me about her mom and the wine they make, good wine. Then she said Dandelion Wine. I was like WHAT!!!!! I love Dandelions. I know you consider it a weed.. Dandelions are actually one of the most nutritious plants you can eat. The whole plant is edible. I have been using them in salads for years as well as making tea, never have I thought about making wine! Dandelions are high in antioxidants, and because they are a diuretic, they help cleanse your body of toxins.
Today I am researching if I pick the dandelion and am not ready to make the wine can I freeze the petals? Hmm, I thought I read somewhere I could do that. The back 40 of the house will be dedicated this year to harvesting the dandelions. The front of the house I will pull up the dandelions with my trusty weed thingy. Hubby wants a green front yard, he is really proud of his work. I had millions yesterday to pick and did not, hubby cut the grass last night and I kept thinking, darn I should of got those dandelions. This weekend I am going to go check out wine making equipment, so excited!! Hey it is Mothers Day this weekend, I should start hinting, yes?
So much to learn to live a sustainable lifestyle. Here is a hilarious video which is not technical at all which I appreciate.
Do you make your own wine or brew your own beer?