Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Grape sauce?

I picked probably 10 or so pounds of grapes that I found on our property.

I picked them from their stems and washed them good.  Then I threw them in a pot and cooked them up all hot and bubbly.  Then I put them through my little ricer (food mill).  The  house smelled wonderful.  It's pretty much the same process I used for my tomatoes.  I just winged it.

I was left with about three quarts of grape sauce.  It's really quite thick!  I think it should make wonderful grape freezer jam.  Now I need to get some sure-jell.

Here's the little ricer (food mill) that I used.  It's now stained purple!  My co-worker bought this for me at a hardware store in town, not long after I got married.  She didn't want me to make lumpy mashed potatoes.  I have yet to use it for that.  In fact, I haven't made mashed taters in years!

I hope you are having a nice day!

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

What did you do with the seeds? Grape jelly sounds delish!
Jessie

holly c. said...

The food mill separated the seeds and the skins out. And then I threw that stuff away. Why Jessie???

Anonymous said...

I was just worried that you ground up te seeds also? Just lookin out for ya!I have to do this 3 times before it posts! Ugh!!!

holly c. said...

Ha! Thanks for looking out for me! Welp Jessie, I don't think I have crunchy grape sauce.

I know-comments are screwy!

Dawnie said...

You are quite the domestic diva. Your tomato juice and grape sauce looks delish!!!!!

holly c. said...

Oh, Dawnie! Now, you know I'm the farthest thing from it!

Rhonda said...

Ahh, yes, the time of year for grape juice and jams! Our grapes are not yet quite ripe, but boy we have a good crop this year!

Michaelanneneal said...

Good job Holly!!!I know that is ALOT of work! How lucky that you found all the grapes on your property! Even better...you SAVED them all:) Thata girl!!!!!

mummybear said...

You have a beautiful blog! Looking forward to reading more!

holly c. said...

Thank you!

Mary ,East Coventry said...

Love the first photo- how you picked up the little rug's colors with the grapes and the gold trash bag- wow! Nice bit of juxtaposition-a visual haiku, if you like.
Always fun to read and look at your posts-

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

I made plum jam, but I've never tried grape. Let me know if the Sure-Jell sets well -- I've been getting running jams.

cindy said...

Hi holly, this looks soooo good. How lucky are you to have grapes! I want some too. I have some raspberries but they aren't doing squat!
i want a food mill too but can't find one in town, and i don't want to pay for online :(
love your photos!