Most of today I'll be harvesting our Concord grapes and getting them ready to make something good.
I cut down the bunches and dump them in a bucket. When I have a full bucket, I bring them inside and rinse them well under running water. I pull them off the stems, pop them into a freezer bag, and store the bags in the freezer.
Once I have all the grapes in, my friend Kerrie Flanagan, director of Northern Colorado Writers, is going to do the preserving. I'm hoping she'll try out grape butter, because I already know how good her peach butter is. A piece of whole wheat toast with grape butter or grape jam will be mighty tasty this winter when I have my evening cup of chamomile tea....or hot chocolate.
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