It is about time I got around to trying this plant. It's everywhere in my neighborhood. I can think of few weeds that are more pervasive. Foxtail maybe. You see london rocket everywhere. Curiously, in all the reading about edible plants I've done, I can't remember a single reference to this plant outside an article in The Alibi, but that could be because there seems to be some disagreement on what to call it, so I might have missed the connection.
I was googling around for a recipe for saag paneer and found what may be the greatest cooking web site in the Internet: vahrehvah.com.
Here is Chef Sanjay's instructional video for making Stinky Delight.
"If you are living in an apartment, do not try this dish." -- Chef Sanjay
I have always thought that there was some kind of magical number of minutes for water boiling until it became safe to drink, but apparently this is not the case.
I bottled the wine over the weekend*. I think I'm getting the hang of siphoning, as more stuff gets into the bottle than onto the floor.
I have deduced, somewhat unscientifically, that this wine is a Riesling, based on the similarity between the flavor of this wine and a Riesling that our neighbor served one night last summer. This wine has a much greener taste, very dry, very tart, won't win any awards, and I suspect that the grapes where a little underripe when I picked them. Also it probably could have used a little added sugar.
Probably of no interest to you, but for recordkeeping purposes, I would like to make a general announcement that I racked my neighborgrape wine last night.
Couple of notes:
1. The siphoning thing went a lot smoother because I finally figured out how to use the siphon.
2. It tasted fine. Not a whole lot of alcohol, but but it was not unpleasant.
3. I topped off both gallons with a little water so that there is minimal airspace in the jug.