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Plum Wine!

Last year I did the following post on plum wine.  A couple of days ago I did the final bottling and it turned out very well; it tastes more like brandy than wine but it’s very drinkable.  To do the bottling you sterilize your siphon and bottles then carefully decant the finished wine from the […]

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Cider Pressing

This year we had a record number of apples. What to do? Make cider of course! I called City Fruit and rented their great press for a few days. We drank some of the cider then decided to ferment the rest. I’ll let you know how it goes.

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Making Fruit Wines

This year the harvest was much less than last year but we still have enough plums and grapes to make some wine. This year I am doing the same testing and measuring we did last year.  Here is a list of basic supplies for making wine.  You can get these from local shops or on-line.  […]

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The sumac is ripe!  The tiny lemony berries from this plant are widely used in the middle east as a spice to sprinkle on top of hummus, in a blend called za’atar and to make a zingy lemonade. Be sure to accurately identify this plant as poison sumac has similar leaves but white fruit instead […]

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Hello again from Scotland! I am here to share some recipes I have picked up while WWOOFing. My hosts, Josine and JP, are all about getting the most out of their harvest. In my time here, we have made three recipes from plants that can be found growing wild in Scotland. The rowan berries are bursting […]

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