Monday, December 31, 2007

"Not So Yellow"

This year, as a gift for friends and family, I made a batch of Limoncello (the link goes to a good wikipedia article). It turned out quite nicely, though not as vibrantly yellow as I would have liked because I used an organic and slightly less refined sugar. The flavor, though, is very good which means that limoncello making will probably become a yearly event. Last night the liqueur went through it's final filtering and bottling. Here's a picture of some of the bottles, corked and sealed in beeswax:



I also made a lable for the little bottles and here's a picture of that:



(The Christmas Duck, by the way, visits our house every year -tagging along behind Father Christmas and leaving bundles of sticks and leaves and maybe a cookie or two.)

8 comments:

Nick-dog said...

Dig.

What a sweet new Christmas tradition!

--Nick

Eric Orchard said...

Happy new year Ben! I hope you enjoy your limoncello. I read both Everlasting Man and the Discarded Image over the holidays on your recommendation. Great books! Thanks!

Ben Hatke said...

Wha!? You read both those books on my reccomendation? Wow! This blog is MAKING A DIFFERENCE!

Internet Peasant said...

I KNOW I should be expecting some of that in the mail, right? RIGHT??

Ben Hatke said...

Hey Peasant -I just mailed a package to your house today (!) ..but it's something for our godson.

I didn't think you'd be any more interested in limoncello than bumboo...

WondrousPilgrim said...

i love the tags! brilliant!

Internet Peasant said...

Oh, Heather would be interested, you stabby, stabby man.

Doc Meadows said...

Lord love a duck indeed... a Christmas Duck