Sunday, September 21, 2008

Oh The Smell

Last night Andy and I decided to tackle the grapes, after the Bailey Fresh Foods potluck and the kids were in bed and before Uncle Jalal got here. I purchased a 1/2 bushel of grapes with the plan to make fresh grape juice for the kids. After washing the grapes, the first batch went on the stove to boil. I can't describe to you how incredible the smell is. I wish I could publish that here! Not only does it smell good,the taste is amazing. This morning, I have just started batch 2. With this quantity of grapes, we are going to yeild 12 litres of juice that can be diluted 1:1. I am sure in the middle of winter, this juice will taste out of this world.

Each time I walk into my dining room, the smell of the fresh produce is incredible. It is my plan to get the juice done this morning and then start on the tomatoes this afternoon. Happy Canning to Me!


Mindy said...

You are just a regular ol' Martha Stewart! I need lessons.... :)

CD said...

WOW! you totally RAWK!!! When are you coming over to teach me? ;)
sending huge HUGS,
your pal CD

Mo said...

Congrats! Grapes are one of the nicest things to process, IMO. We've made grape jelly for the past few years. (along with currant, raspberry, mulberry and plum jam). I can't remember the last time I bought jam at a store - there's nothing like the taste of homemade and the satisfaction of making it. :-) ENJOY!