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?
Grapes pickled in a sugary wine vinegar syrup. From an old Shaker recipe.
Repeat after me: "Peeling grapes is not hard." Actually, it's quite easy, and oh-so-deliciously worth it. A simple jam of Concord grapes, a bit of sugar and not much else, but the skins deliver a wallop of flavor. Must be tasted to be believed.
Grape + maple = graple. Got it? Good.
Sweet-sour, crunchy and spicy, these make great cocktail condiments, salad punctuators or just straight up snacks. Via The Splendid Table.
A jam so black when you peer into its dense glossy richness you have to hang on so's not to fall through into an alternative jammy universe. Powerful stuff!
A recipe for jam made with wild muscadine grapes.