Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Grape Jam!

Finally I have time to post pics of our grape jam processing - I will have to post about why it took me so long later!

Of course this is how they start out - fresh picked from our own organic vines right out my back door!

We got around 41 pints of Grape Jam from three types of grapes

Here are the pretty purple grapes!

These turned out a more "rosey" color- they are the best though! The orangy colored grapes are more of a "juice" grape, but Andy wanted to try jam from them first since juice always gives less of a yield. They taste good as jam, but they look sorta bad, so we call that our "Ugly" Jam!

We had a ton of fun with this project and it was lots easier than doing jelly - plus we kept the added nutrients in the skin of the grapes. 

Hope that you are all having a terrific week !

Merit K