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!
You haven't lived until you try Linda Ziedrich's mom's addictive spiced pickled prunes. Ziedrich is a canning guru, the author of "The Joy of Pickling" and "The Joy of Jams." I had the pleasure of interviewing her at her farm in Scio, Oregon.