Ward House

Wine & Pasta

I have always wanted to try my hand at making noodles and when Julie posted a simple pasta recipe here I decided to give it a try. So the other night I decided to make Pasta and Peas from Clara’s Great Depression Cooking. It is not a written recipe so I just watched and the made. A very simple recipe – the noodles took longer to assemble than Clara’s dish! It was tastey though I need to add more potatoes.

The dandelion wine is ready for bottling and sitting. What to use as bottles… Hmmm… I work at the restaurant part time so why not put all those empty wine bottles to use! It would appear that as long as these bottles are sterilized, there is no problem. Now the challenge is in the corking. Many sites say not to reuse the twist top caps as one cannot create a tight seal. I cannot afford to spent $50+ on a corking machine and Will from HomeBrewTalk.com says this

I just experimented getting a cork into an (empty) screw top wine bottle with a hammer (Placed a short dowel over the cork and hit that) and it worked great – guess that should be okay as the upwards force on the bottle came from my counter top…

You want to use the force from the bottom of the bottle instead of around the next so as to not break the glass (it is thinnest in the neck). I am assuming that he is using a new cork so the old one would not flavor the homebrew. Anyone have thoughts on using the twist top and then use a wax seal on the outside to make it air tight?


April 24, 2009 - Posted by | Cooking, Crafting


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    Comment by chicken-man | September 19, 2009 | Reply

  2. i totally agree with chicken man, fresh eggs are the best, i used a program to build my own chicken coop and haven't looked back since, its great!!

    Comment by chicken coop plans | September 20, 2009 | Reply

  3. Fresh eggs are the only way to go – thank you for the link! =) We hope to begin construction in early spring and then adopt some chickens. =)

    Comment by Annette | September 21, 2009 | Reply

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