Published in a magazine called the Coastal Grower April 1996 and was called Aunt Vi's Dandelion Wine. "Carol,It is a beautiful wine, hard to describe, but a wonderful drink. Circa 1962 and my mother's is similar and she made it when I was a child. Pick three quarts of dandelion blossoms, rinse carefully, drain and then cover with four quarts of boiling water. Cover and allow to stand 24 hours. Strain through cheesecloth without squeezing. Add three sliced lemons without seeds and one orange. Add 3.5 pounds of granulated sugar. Heat very gently until the sugar dissolves, stirring all the while, then pour into a crock and cover with a cloth and lid to make sure nothing foreign gets into it. Let stand 14 days. Strain again and pour into bottles. Cork lightly. Don't cap until fermentation ceases. Then cap and let mature for seven or eight months. I tasted it in September and is was lovely but too new.
This is a Dandelion Wine recipe that is over 100 years old. It was sent to me from my dear friend Phyllis. She lives on Vancouver island and makes Dandelion wine each year. This is her Mother`s original recipe. Thank -you Phyllis!
"Mother's Dandelion Wine Recipe (original) 3 qts. yellow petals (pick while open) 1 gallon boiling water 1 pkg. yeast 5 pounds white sugar 2 lemons juice and rind 2 oranges " " " Pour boiling water over petals. Let stand 24 hours, strain and add sugar, juices and rinds. Boil 10 minutes. Strain. When cold, place in a crock. Prepare yeast by softening in sweet warm water and spread it on a slice of toast. Let it stand until it works (starts to ferment) and then bottle leaving cork loose until fermenting action is finished. Then bottle. ( I remember the small square cake of yeast) I am sure that it can substituted with the newer style of yeast."
The following link is a recipe to make your own crackers. Many crackers in the grocery stores contain soya oil, have a soy base and contain a large amount of salt and sugar. This is an easy to make recipe to make your own organic crackers. http://nicole-wills.suite101.com/how-to-make-crackers-a67689
Gramma Rumble`s Mayonnaise Recipe- so good! This recipe is one that my Mother received from her Mother. My Mother is 86 years old- this recipe is well over 100 years old! It is very good on a sandwich or on a tossed salad. 1 cup white sugar 1 Tbsp dry mustard 2 heapng Tbsp flour 2 eggs- (may poach first, if you do not want to eat raw eggs) 1 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 1 cup vinegar water as needed for thinning 2 Tbsp cornstarch as needed for thickening Pour all ingredients into a blender- whip, keep refrigerated.
Mom`s Honey Mustard Dressings- Gramma Boyce- another all time favorite old time recipe 1/2 cup spring water 1/2 oil 1 tsp mustard powder 1 pinch black or white pepper 1/8 tsp garlic powder 2 Tbsp liquid honey Optional- to make a creamy dressing add a cooked egg yolk and blend into other ingredients Place all ingredients in blender- Voila!
Gramma Robinson`s Chili Sauce Hamburger Relish 12 tomatoes,during off seasons- canned tomatoes can be substituted x 3 12 apples,during off seasons- organic applesauce can be substituted 9 onions, or 5 very large onions 1/4 cup salt, or use sea salt, pickling salt or table salt 4 1/2 cups of sugar or sweeten to your taste 1/2 cup vinegar 1 tsp each; cinnamon, ginger, cloves Cook until apples and onions are cooked, then add 3 Tbsp cornstarch to thicken if desired. While still hot pour into perserve jars and seal.