Grapes that grow wild in my yard were saved from the birds by picking them while they were still a little tart. The jam made from them was so delicious, I'm counting the days till I get to steal this year's harvest from the birds!
Homemade raisins from my own grape tree! They are smaller than the raisins you buy in a store, which is nicer in some ways because their sweetness comes in little bursts. These would be really great in muffins or cookies, etc.
Drizzled over roasted vegetables, used as a glaze for roast pork, spread on a grilled cheese sandwich or incorporated in your next cheese plate, this seasonal chutney is sure to impress! (No need to tell anyone just how easy it is to make...)
Grape season is still in full swing here in California, so making raisins is the perfect seasonal kitchen side project. Described here is a technique using green grapes for golden raisins, but you can choose any grape you like!