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!
When I'm elbow-deep in the harvest there is never enough time! Fortunately jelly and jam making fruit can be frozen for a bit of off-season preserving; it's also a great way to take the chill out of a winter kitchen!