making : grape jammin’

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We got a bunch of grapes from a neighbor who had extras.  I’ve realized I love grapes, and try to get them when they look good and are fresh.   So, we jumped to the occasion.

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We got lots!  We ate them, but we still had lots.  So I looked in our trusted Preserving book.  (By the way, our book doesn’t look nearly as nice as this one.)  I’ve never made anything with grapes, we’ve never had this many.

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I found Grape Jelly and Grape Jam.  And we certainly had enough for a couple of batches of both kinds!  It was an afternoon of making.

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Washed. Stemmed.

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Measured. Cooked.

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DSC_0122 copyStrained.

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Beautiful clear liquid.

DSC_0124 copy DSC_0136 copyAnd just like that, magic happens, and we have these beautiful jars.

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I think I’m enjoying both equally.

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2 thoughts on “making : grape jammin’

  1. Glendie September 2, 2015 / 10:35 am

    Nice. Will be yummy later on, too, huh?!!!

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