This is an attempt to document my efforts to grow and eat locally around Melbourne, Derbyshire. My family own a nine acre smallholding on which we grow fruit and vegetables and keep bees, and chickens, but that won't feed us alone, so the idea is to get to know our local produce and to see how easy/hard it is to follow a diet that is local to within 30 miles. The fun part is also trying some new (easy) recipes that use home-grown and local produce. Feel free to comment, send in recipes, and share your experiences of buying and eating locally.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Racking off rhubarb wine

I made this wine back in the Spring. I think rhubarb makes the best home-made white which is very drinkable. I find some garden wines too heavy. I'm racking it off to another container but actually there is surprisingly little sediment so it won't be long until it goes into bottles. You have to taste it when racking off as you get a mouthful anyway, and it looks like it's going to be good.

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