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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Verjus Brew


Today I started the verjus brew. I decided to put a bit of organic vegetable glycerine in since glycerine is effective for extracting the tannins. It adds a touch of unique sweetness too. Like I said in yesterday's post, I'm making this with little knowledge of the process, yet trusting my experience with making tinctures, cordials and liqueurs and my inner knowing. I like the astringency of tannins and figure it will add to the pucker that this beverage-n-condiment is meant to have. We shall see. All in good time.

That's what I made today. Peace.

9 comments:

Erica said...

Wow, that is cool, something I have never tried! I look forward to finding you how it goes!

Tess Carter said...

very, very neat- I'm jealous of your ability to just 'go with it' while you try something like this. I remember years ago trying some recipes for 'natural' summertime drinks that ended in complete failure. I remember my parents stifling laughter as I was determined to drink every drop I made (nasty as it was)...

Sounds like you've got a much better hand at this than I though... :)

Crunchy Diva said...

that's awesome. if i may what is the verjuis used for?

Divaeva said...

now that is indeed a wicked cool kitchen couter specimin of eyeballs you have there!

Tammie Lee said...

so, will the liquid be a drink and the pulp be the condiment? It sounds like a wonderful experiment that has a good chance of being wonderful.

Walk in the Woods said...

@Crunchy Diva ~ It seems that it is used alone as a beverage *and* in various cooking applications. It is added to fruit, veggie and meat dishes in many ways. Once I have it in its final form I'll be taking a look for recipes that use it! I'll keep ya posted.

@Tammy ~ My plan is to strain and filter it after its done macerating and use the liquid for drink and cooking. I'm sure I'll taste the remaining pulp to see if I can conjure any uses for it, but my experience with such things is that the pulp usually has given up so much of its value of taste and Medicine to the liquid that it's rendered compostable. :) We shall see. :)

And yes, Eva … I see the eyeballs now too. And I LOVE it!

Crunchy Diva said...

sounds yummy. can't wait to hear how it turns out.

PetitPoulailler said...

how long before it's 'soup'?

knittingdragonflies said...

This sounds very interesting! I can't wait until Yule and see what you do with it, and how it turns out!
Meanwhile, I'm thinking of looking for some crabapples myself
Vicki