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?
We all know about fermenting grapes, but did you know that the leaves too can be fermented? If you like the flavour of grape leaves in dolmas (or dolmades), and you like a good pickle, this technique is a must-try.
Just before the grape vines begin to flower is the best time to harvest the leaves. Simply blanche and freeze them to use throughout the year for super nutritious and tasty recipes.
Dianna shows us how to find, identify and harvest grape leaves. She also shows us how to create stuffed grapes leaves, recipe included!
Preparing and preserving wild grape leaves.
The fruit is months away still, but late spring is the perfect time to harvest, and preserve, grape leaves!