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Rhubarb Snacking Cake Recipe

May 12, 2017

Rhubarb is overflowing this time of year, and this cake is sooooo yummy with the whole wheat flower, oats, and tangy rhubarb. Since it only takes 1 cup of rhubarb and I had way more of that on hand, I snuck an extra cup in there and it was still wonderful. Get the full recipe here!

Dandelion wine time

March 11, 2017

Thank goodness for Spring! With all this rain, the dandelions are plump and plentiful. Here's a recipe for making dandelion wine at home:

1. Pick 4 cups dandelion flowers and remove as much green from the flowers as you can. A little bit of green can add a nice bitterness, but too much = too bitter.

2. Boil 1 gallon of water and pour over yellow petals. Cover with a clean towel and steep for 1-2 days. Strain the liquid from the petals (the finer the strainer the better) and place in a large pot.

3. Add 2-4 cups of sugar. Less will result in a drier wine, more in a sweeter wine. Bring to a low boil for 10 minutes and stir to dissolve sugar. Add 1 teaspoon of wine yeast. In a pinch, baking yeast can be substituted.

4. Place in a CLEAN and STERILIZED glass jar with a narrow mouth (funnel will be helpful) and place an airlock (or bubbler, can be found at brew supply stores) in the mouth of the container. If you're like me and lacking these supplies, a glass apple juice 1 gallon jar with a balloon over the mouth works too...just make sure to "burp" the air from the balloon every few hours for the first day and then 1-2 times a day after that. Let ferment for 10-14 days.

5. Use a siphon to pull the clearer wine into a new sanitized bottle or bucket leaving the goo and yeast that's settled at the bottom of the old bottle. Replace airlock for an additional 1-2 months. Can be re-siphoned halfway through to improve clarity of wine.

6. After a couple of months siphon the final product into bottles. You can use canning jars, beer bottles with a capper, or wine bottles (with a corker). Can be enjoyed right away or aged another 6 months to a year. Will only improve with time!

New Deals Flyer

May 3, 2017

New sales flyer is available! So many goodies with warmth and sun on the way! Click HERE to see all the great deals.

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