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Look at those little dandelions everywhere! Don’t spray them!  Turn them into a feast of dandelion wine and wilted dandelion greens.  Why kill these little guys of just yet (you can do that a little later in the spring) when you can ferment up a wine for the fall?  Now, I’ve never had this so it’s experimental for me, so I won’t pretend to tell you that its fabulous, mouth wateringly delicious or any of that bullshit.  But I am going to make it and let you know in a few months.SONY DSCNow, just take this little guy…Bag of DandelionsAnd a whole shit-load of his friends,Dandelion Teathen pull their little yellow heads apart and fill up a jar.  I had enough for four cups (well I had more, but I got tired of the head pulling.  Cover with 6 cups of boiling water and wait 24 hours.  Strain, bring to another boil and pour over 2.5 cups of sugar and 1 sliced lemon.  I used a lemon and grapefruit.

The recipe I used is available here.  I think there’s a mistake though since it doesn’t account for yeast.  I added a teaspoon of white wine yeast I keep around.

Let it sit six or so months and break it out to sip in the fall.