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!