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Dandelion Wine, Part One

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By Eulalia Benejam Cobb

Collect one gallon of dandelion blossoms, being careful to pick only the yellow petals.

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  1. So how does one collect only the yellow petals? I\’ve always wondered about this because my parents made dandelion wine when I was little (my ancient cookbook has a recipe, too), but every dandelion I\’ve ever picked has a casing of green fronds.

  2. You hold the casing in one hand, and pull the petals with the other, as best you can. It doesn\’t matter if a little bit of green gets in, but you don\’t want a lot of it. It\’s slow work. I timed myself one year, and it took me two hours to gather one gallon–this in a yard where the blooms are cheek-by-jowl.

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