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!
Muscadine grapes are big, juicy natives of the Southeast US--in some places they grow wild, and if you can't find them you can get them at a farmer's market. I pickled these ones for a tasty Autumn treat!
This is what you do when life gives you unripe grapes. Made with wild or domestic grapes, verjus (verjuice) is just the strained juice of unripe grapes. You use it like a mild vinegar. Best part? Verjus plays well with wine, where vinegar does not.