The dandelions are out so that means I am gathering them. It’s a slow start, I like when there are so many I can site down and fill a bucket from where I sit. Soon. I’m not sure where these will end up; dandelion mead, dandelion wine, dandelion jelly, dandelion tea, dandelion cookies, maybe a dandelion beer. Someday I plan on planting a bed of them and bring them into our diet regularly.
Archive for the ‘experiment’ Category
Finally got a chance to make our recipe idea: International Lasagna. It is a lasagna using all kinds of different nationalities. It has in it:
Kale (from the garden)
Ricotta with egg, Mexican cheese blend, and Sazon spice
VERY GOOD…but a little lacking on the flavor. We added taco sauce and it made it perfect. So next time, another packet of Sazon in the cheese, maybe chorico instead of the linguica, and some picante sauce in between layers. Definitely another go at this recipe is warranted!
ust attempted to harvest yeast from a Dogfish Head 120 and Goose Island Sophie. I believe the DFH is Wyeast 1187, Ringwood Ale. I have no idea what Goose Island is but it is a Saison yeast.
What I did:
Boiled three baby food jars and caps. Took jars out full of water with boiled tongs. Scooped water into jars to overflowing with boiled tongs. Put caps onto jars with boiled tongs. Screwed caps on and let them cool down. I put them in the fridge later.
Why? Sterilize the jars and get water with low oxygen concentration to make sleepy yeasts.
As soon as I poured the beer out into a mug (save the last couple swigs with all the yeast dregs), I placed a wine sampler cork onto the top and put the bottle back into the fridge.
Uncapped two baby food jars with water. Uncorked beer bottles. Poured one baby food jar into the beer then a few extra splashes from the second baby food jar. Swirled the water in the beer bottle. Dumped the beer bottle contents into the baby food jar, overflowing it. Screwed the baby food jar cap on. Placed into the fridge.