It was a quiet morning, the town covered over with darkness and at ease in bed. Summer gathered in the weather, the wind had the proper touch, the breathing of the world was long and warm and slow. You only had to rise, lean from your window, and know that this indeed was the first real time of freedom and living, this was the first morning of summer.
- Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine.
2 qt. flowers only (no greens)
4 qt. boiling water
3 lbs. sugar
1 lb. raisins
2 oranges, sliced
1 pkg. dry yeast
Mix flowers, sugar, fruit, and raisins. Pour in boiling water and let stand until lukewarm. Add dissolved yeast and let stand for two days. Strain and let stand until clear, then bottle.
Bradbury, Ray. Dandelion Wine. New York: Bantam Books, 1975.
Thornton, Arthur. Art’s Old Canadian Recipes. Mustang: Tate Publishing, 2009.