Sunday, August 16, 2009

Grapes!


Finally, after 8 years of growing grapes in our backyard we hit the jackpot! I harvested 7 pounds of red grapes this afternoon! I got to them before they turned into raisins, before the birds ate them and frankly before I forgot about them, again. I don't remember the exact grapes that we planted but I think these are red wine grapes. They taste sweet, have a tiny seed and are very juicy.


So now, what to do with 7 pounds of grapes? Attempt to make a very small bottle of wine? Grape juice? Grape jam? Let me know what you think I should make and if you have any advice for how to go about making wine.

5 comments:

SinoSoul said...

are they sweet.. or sour? LA Weekly had a recipe for a grape/cabernet sorbet: http://blogs.laweekly.com/squidink/recipes/kyoho-cabernet-sorbet-recipe/ and that looked might fine?

April said...

they are sweet and that sounds absolutely incredible! i will definitely try that. thanks.

Jill said...

Make them into grape juice! If you have a steam juicer, it will be the easiest thing you ever make! So easy to can and then you have it all year long. We harvest about 200 quarts of grape juice from the grapes in our backyard, and it's delicious, fast and easy. :)

Cherie said...

I'm sooo looking forward to buying grapes at my local farmers market!

Sophie said...

waw,...your own grapes,...how neat!! Well, grape jam is lovely also my easy dessert with grapes , vodka & a bit of cream,..;see @ http://sophiesfoodiefiles.blogspot.com/2009/06/drunken-grapes.html

Have fun! & enjoy them!,....MMMMMMM!!!

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