Friday, September 18, 2009

Slim Pickings!

Isn't that a country singer?  No, it's definition of my grape crop this year!  This is just one recipe of grape jelly.  I got to make three this year!  Far below the 150 glasses I made one year!  It was a bumper crop back then!  Now that I have the magic steamer, I didn't have a lot of grapes this year!  It was just the crazy warm instead of hot weather.  I just love the color of the finished product!


Julie said...

Wow! I would love to know how you made that beautiful jelly! I planted grapes this year and I'm hoping for a bumper crop in the next. Your blog just makes me want to get out in the garden and start planting!

lemonverbenalady said...

The old Certo recipe in the Certo box, Julie. It is 4 cups of juice to 7 cups of sugar, a bit of butter or margarine and, of course, Certo. It is a tired and true recipe. Then I put them in a gently (on second) boiling water bath for 5 minutes. Very easy especially with the Finnish steamer I bought from Lehman's. Lehman's is this very interesting store in Amish country. It makes extracting the juice from the grapes sooo easy! I would be glad to help you through the process. The hardest part in the extracting the juice. After that it is a piece of cake! Thanks for stopping by, Julie!