I know I said the next post would be about tomatoes, however something new has come on the scene!
Thanks to the generosity of a coworker, I have 13 pounds of grapes to contend with. I finished up some more tomato preserving and did a bit of regular kitchen tasks (granola, batches of dried beans, dinner) tonight. I took care of this stuff so that tomorrow it can be all about the grapes.
My first priority is grape juice. I am trying to decide if I want to go with a boiled-and-mashed version like this or a grapes-in-the-jar version like this. Any opinions? I'd like to keep the sugar down to an absolute minimum or leave it out all together, if possible.
I am thinking I will have enough to make a batch of grape jam or jelly, too. Any suggestions for ways to funkify a regular jam or jelly recipe? I know vanilla bean would go well. What about herbs? Oh, I'll bet cinnamon sticks would be good.
Share your 2 cents, if you'd like! I have 13 pounds to use!
What a great gift. Thanks, Putt!