- The green walnuts were gathered on St. John's Day, June 24th
(Midsummer) when in the past, homage was paid to water, fire and
plants. Nocino has medical or magical properties due to the summer
solstice connection (June 20-21).
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Shane Kirkman"
> I saw a segment on one of the lifestyle shows this weekend, onmaking Nocino.
> First off the walnuts had to be picked on the 24May.
> Then they were chopped into quarters (green nuts that hadn't
>covered in woven cane.
> The nuts were then placed into glass bottles(5-10 liter), that were
> 1kg off sugar was added, then topped up with alcohol. (finished at
>left there for all the summer.
> The bottles were then placed up against a stone wall outside, and
>spoon. Heating over a flame then sipping.
> They showed the ladies drinking the product by placing some on a
> Eat Drink Smoke
> and be Happy,
> Shane Kirkman.
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