Recipe Sifter

X
  • Start Here
    • Course
    • Main Ingredient
    • Cuisine
    • Preparation
    • Occasion
    • Diet
    • Nutrition
1

Select () or exclude () categories to narrow your recipe search.

2

As you select categories, the number of matching recipes will update.

Make some selections to begin narrowing your results.
  • Calories
  • Amount per serving
    1. Total Fat
    2. Saturated Fat
    3. Polyunsat. Fat
    4. Monounsat. Fat
    5. Trans Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Total Carbohydrates
    1. Dietary Fiber
    2. Sugars
  • Protein
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin E
  • Magnesium
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Find exactly what you're looking for with the web's most powerful recipe filtering tool.

    Lost? Site Map

    may wine

    graffeetee
    Thu May 01, 2008 11:55 am
    Food.com Groupie
    have you tried it? it's a tradition from germany made to celebrate may and the coming of spring. the secret ingredient is the herb woodruff. i understand that the dried herb must be used to give the wine its traditional flavor and aroma. there are ready made varieties sold, but you can make your own if you can find woodruff. the wine is served with fresh strawberries. there is one recipe for may wine here on zaar:
    Deutsch Mai Bowle (Strawberries in May Wine Bowl) a German Tradi

    i generally use a simpler method:
    steep 1/2 cup dried woodruff in 1/2 cup cognac or brandy overnight. strain out the liquid and press on the herbs to extract the moisture. add 1/4-1/2 cup powdered sugar to the cognac. mix with a chilled bottle of a german-style white wine (such as moselle) and serve with fresh strawberries. enjoy!

    icon_biggrin.gif
    Kim127
    Fri May 02, 2008 3:43 pm
    Food.com Groupie
    Never heard of it, but looks very interesting.
    Wineaux
    Sat May 03, 2008 6:04 pm
    Forum Host
    Thank you!
    Where did you get your woodruf icon_question.gif
    graffeetee
    Sun May 04, 2008 8:14 am
    Food.com Groupie
    a well stocked herbalist will have it, sometimes associated with health food or natural food stores. i pick mine up at aphrodisia in nyc.
    Wineaux
    Sun May 04, 2008 9:16 am
    Forum Host
    Thanks! Now, I am on a mission icon_biggrin.gif
    graffeetee
    Mon May 05, 2008 9:24 am
    Food.com Groupie
    yvw! you'll have to let me know what you think...


    icon_smile.gif
    Rita~
    Mon May 05, 2008 8:19 pm
    Forum Host
    I have woodruf growing in the shadows of other trees an plants.
    But never made it. The tiny flowers last for a very short time.
    Rita~
    Mon May 05, 2008 8:21 pm
    Forum Host
    graffeetee wrote:
    a well stocked herbalist will have it, sometimes associated with health food or natural food stores. i pick mine up at aphrodisia in nyc.
    Oh I haven`t neen there in years! Are they still there? I did most of my ordering from them by mail. Tiny store but a lot of goodness.
    graffeetee
    Tue May 06, 2008 9:14 am
    Food.com Groupie
    i haven't been in the store in a while, but yes they are still there, still tiny and still with the cats hanging out in the store. they have a sort of "storefront" website, but you still need to order a paper catalog from them. i used to mail order from them before i moved to the nyc area. they have been around a long time!
    Rita~
    Tue May 06, 2008 11:07 am
    Forum Host
    graffeetee wrote:
    i haven't been in the store in a while, but yes they are still there, still tiny and still with the cats hanging out in the store. they have a sort of "storefront" website, but you still need to order a paper catalog from them. i used to mail order from them before i moved to the nyc area. they have been around a long time!
    Yes since 1969
    http://www.aphrodisiaherbshoppe.com/history.html
    Iceland
    Tue May 06, 2008 11:33 am
    Food.com Groupie
    I do not really like sweet wines as they tend to give me headaches but these early, fresh wines can be nice. I recomend to chill them extremly and maybe even add some ice cubes.
    With strawberries anything tastes good, some people put peppermint leaves on top, for decoration, but i do not as i do not really like peppermint eighter. Gosh!
    If you want to try something new, it is great to use peaches (fresh ones, not those foolish ones out of can) instead, it is quite filling, almost a meal icon_wink.gif
    Rita~
    Tue May 06, 2008 8:39 pm
    Forum Host
    Iceland wrote:
    I do not really like sweet wines as they tend to give me headaches but these early, fresh wines can be nice. I recomend to chill them extremly and maybe even add some ice cubes.
    With strawberries anything tastes good, some people put peppermint leaves on top, for decoration, but i do not as i do not really like peppermint eighter. Gosh!
    If you want to try something new, it is great to use peaches (fresh ones, not those foolish ones out of can) instead, it is quite filling, almost a meal icon_wink.gif
    Why are they early? I always thought may wine as a wine with sweet woodruff added along with sugar and berries. I am making this for Mothers Day! With home grown sweet woodruff, Cava, white wine and berries. I won`t do peaches for it is not the season and strawberries are right here with the woodruff and the mint is too. I do enjoy mint and I think I`ll have it in a vase along side the punch bowl for those that enjoy mint!
    Iceland
    Wed May 07, 2008 10:58 am
    Food.com Groupie
    They are early as they are young. From late 2007, as yes, they got the sweet berries which often even got a smell of frost, until now, they are very young, early wines.
    Rita~
    Wed May 07, 2008 1:34 pm
    Forum Host
    May Wine Punch is posted and I am going to make for Mothers Day.
    Stop sending e-mails when someone replies
    Add this to My Favorite Topics
    Alert us of inappropriate posts

    Free Weekly Newsletter

    Get the latest recipes and tips delivered right to your inbox.

    Your e-mail is safe. Privacy Policy
    Advertisement

    Ideas from Food.com

    Powered by phpBB 2.0.1 © 2002 phpBB Group

    Over 475,000 Recipes

    Food.com Network of Sites