Thursday, September 25, 2014

Grapes!

I love Concord grapes.  I can not get enough of them.  Turns out my neighbors have a mature vine that grows along their fence.  They offered to let us harvest since they don't use them.  I planted our own vine in the summer of 2013 and I was nervous it wouldn't make it through the harsh winter but it did.  It hasn't born any fruit yet but I am hopeful about next year.

We went out as a family one night and picked and picked and picked.
After I went through them all and picked them off the stems, we ended up with 5 lbs and 8 ounces of grapes.  We then washed and squished and boiled and juiced.  My kitchen was a purple mess!
I ended up with 5 jars of jam or jelly-I'm still not sure the difference, and 2 jars of syrup (sugar experimentation gone wrong).  It's sweet and sour and delicious on buttered toast.









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