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?
How to Juice Grapes for Jelly. I've heard of folks straining out juice through cheese cloth. My mom used to put them in a pillowcase and hang them from a branch in the back yard for the afternoon.
Grapes - if you grow 'em, you know that they all come at once, at the busiest time of the season. Can them the quick way - whole!
Too much cranberry sauce? Hit the sauce instead with a vodka-cran made from your own fresh cranberry juice. This recipe makes several quarts of crimson juice flavored with quince & rose geranium. Includes instructions for canning to FDA standards.