Google+ What I Made Today: Waste Not

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Waste Not


That "chamomile start" I made yesterday continued today with the straining of the steeped plant matter, the addition of sugar, lemon juice and the yeast, all of which found a happy and loving home together in a one gallon jug.
It's bubbling nicely next to a melissa ale and sarsaparilla ale. The gallon of cardamom ale, formerly sharing this space, was primed, bottled and put away today, and will be ready to imbibe in a few weeks.
Amid the herbal brewing, I made time to enjoy a more "conventional" homebrew.
I strained and bottled the chive flower vinegar that I started several weeks back. It's a bottled springtime gem, it is.
I made dinner.
And I foraged in the garden for dessert again.
The evening winds down with two small loaves of bread I made with the brewers yeast from the bottom of the barrel of that cardamom ale I bottled. Waste not, want not!

That's what I made today.

8 comments:

readingsully2 said...

Good Gosh, are you human? I know you are really a robot, right? Or better yet....an alien from Mars.:)

If I ever put in a day like that I would die.........pant, pant, tongue hanging out.

Oh you forgot one thing....you took all of those photos and posted to your blog and even commented.

Did I say I am IMPRESSED!

rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC said...

From Mars? No ... not Mars ...

:D

Q said...

I enjoy your journal so very much. I find I think about you as I am doing this and that. I also use my herbs and never waste....
Sherry

Kim said...

Saturday I found myself with old friends and celebrated with your rhubarb mead. Ahhh! Thank you!

rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC said...

Thank you Q, for your sweet words!

And Kim - how wonderful!!!!! Slainte!

FashionTouch said...

That was a productive day! I remember the times, when my grandfather had the same huge jugs with wine in his closet, hidden from grandma :)) Me and my brother once secretly tried it, it was not ready yet and it was so sweet, made of apples. Oh, this post made me so nostalgic!

Ryan said...

Did I see a Tequila bottle with Chive Flower Vinger in it?

rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC said...

You did Ry - indeed you did!