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?
Wild grape season is here in New England and every year I like to forage for wild concord grapes. Theses grapes grow all over North America and are great for making grape jam.
This is a question I get a lot. When people ask me what I like to do for fun I say, “I like to go foraging.” They always ask “What can you find foraging?”. Well, there is quite a bit. In fact the types of foods is endless.
Just before the grape vines begin to flower is the best time to harvest the leaves. Simply blanche and freeze them to use throughout the year for super nutritious and tasty recipes.
A low-sugar jelly made with the intensely flavored juice from wild grapes.
You will be surprised by the rich flavor of this wild grape jelly.
Preparing white oak acorns for flour to transform into cupcakes. Also, a cream cheese frosting flavored with wild grape jam.
What we're finding this week growing in the wild areas of southeastern New England, and what we made with it.