With those hot temperatures lately here in the Midwest and 3 inches of rain on Friday and Saturday it seems that everything is ripening. Gotta make hay when the sun is shining so it is hard to get a day off. This time of year becomes difficult to keep up with laundry and house chores, can and weed the gardens all in one day or even week. This weekend was no exception. The grapes were ripe and the birds had found them so they had to be picked and dealt with immediately. I found a new recipe for grape juice over at Lehman's Blog that was really easy. It only required washing the grapes...
Then adding the grapes to jars with sugar.
Then covering with boiling water, sealing and pressure cooking for 10 minutes at 5 pounds pressure.
I made 13 jars and we are going to let it set for a couple days and try it. If it tastes good when the other varieties of grapes ripen we will put them up this was as well. If you are interested in this recipe it can be found HERE. They also have a recipe for honeysuckle jelly that I would love to try : )
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