Slow Days: Making Peach Wine, DYI DAY 1

People who are new to Fasting often pose the questions: “Can I really eat ‘anything I want’ on a Slow Day?” and “What should I eat on Slow Days?” To answer those questions, I have decided to add some blog posts to show some of the foods we eat on what the world calls NFDs [non-fast days] but which, in our house, we call ‘Slow Days.’ This feature will appear sporadically. 

Now for the answers. Can you really eat ANYTHING you want on a Slow Day? Not really. If you eat too many calories every Slow Day, you will not lose weight. There are many questions asked on the FastDiet Forum which attest to that. Once in a while you can splurge, as long as it isn’t everyday. For what to eat on Slow Days, Dr. Mosley recommends a Mediterranean Diet. As for how we eat, an example follows.

On a Slow Day, you can drink wine with dinner. Why not make your own? THIS IS THE 2ND POST IN THIS SERIES.

On Day 1, we make a Starter Bottle of yeast mixture and prepare the peaches:

1 pint glass jar, sterilized
8 oz apple or orange juice
½ oz/ 4.5 tsp sugar
½ tsp yeast nutrient
Heat to boiling and put in the sterilized jar. I use a 1-pint canning jar with a ring.
Put a piece of cloth or paper towel over the top of the jar, then screw on the ring. Let it cool.
¼ tsp yeastOnce the liquid cools, add the yeast. Agitate the jar, cover again, and let sit until tomorrow.

Here is the Starter Jar. This gives the yeast a head start.

Prepare the peaches:
Camden Solution
the 2-gallon bucket/bowl with lid
Sterilize bucket by pouring in some Camden Solution and sloshing it around. Use a paper towel or your hands to make sure that the Solution touches every surface. Wash your hands. Pour any extra Solution back into its jar
2 quarts waterBring water to a boil.
2½ pounds whole, ripe peaches
nb: I’ve used white peaches, yellow free-stone peaches [Red Haven variety], and very red yellow peaches.
Don’t bother to peel the peaches, but if there are some bruises, remove them. Cut the peaches in half, remove the pits, then squish the peaches in your hands before they go into the bucket.
Pour boiling water over the peaches. This cooks the fruit a bit so it will release its juice. It also kills any germs or wild yeast on the fruit. Cover with a lid and put the bucket in a corner where it can cool for 12-24 hours.

Squished peaches covered with boiling water in the sterilized bucket. The covered bucket cools over night.

The next post in this series will be tomorrow [in one day].

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