Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
My husband brought me home some wild grapes that grow near his work. He asked me if I would like to make grape jam. How could I refuse? Making jam from scratch was a lot of work, but it was slso fun.
Concord grapes make the most fragrant purple jam--the stuff peanut butter dreams of hooking up with. You'll be smearing it all over your face like Joey Tribbiani.
Concord grapes are ripening! Here's a photo essay "how to" with a traditional grape jam recipe. Sweet!
Preparing white oak acorns for flour to transform into cupcakes. Also, a cream cheese frosting flavored with wild grape jam.
Concord grapes are complex and sophisticated in ways that strawberries can only dream about! Pair this jam with roast beef or lamb, arugula and black pepper and rich cheeses like brie and chevre