Pickling and Preserving: Apricot Jam - no added pectin . Grape Jam - no added pectin . Peach Chutney . Peach and Apricot Jams . Pear Chutney . Orange Marmalade . Plum Jam Sauce . Pickled Beets . Pickled Carrots . Stewed Cherries

Grapes: clafoutis . fougasse (savoury) . garnish . jam . lassi . muffins . pie (2008) . pie (2010) . tarts

Grape Jam

September 2012

A few years ago, my sister came over, bringing her canning utensils with her, and walked me through the jam making process. And now we can't stop jamming. This grape jam was made from grapes picked for the organization Not Far From the Tree. We decided not to add any pectin, but because grapes are relatively low in pectin (and they were very very sweet), we threw in a few cranberries to help set the jam.

jam - September 2012

The jam was delicious with blue grape muffins.

jam - September 2012

September 2011

We had some cream cheese and coronation grape jam languishing in the fridge. I put a small piece of cream cheese followed by grape jam into each muffin that was made with ripe bananas, bran, cranberries and pepitas. The muffins were delicious! (more muffins here)

muffins © ejm September 2011

August 2011

Sovereign Coronation grape jam tarts with faux clotted cream (goats cheese, yoghurt and brown sugar)

tarts  - August 2011

August 2010

Grape jam (even when it has been decreed inedible as jam for toast by 50% of the inhabitants - I unfortunately boiled the mixture for too long and it tastes like raisins instead of grapes) is perfect for turning Sweet Portuguese Bread into a jam roll.

Sweet Portuguese Bread - August 2010

delicious jam roll sliced and toasted.

Sweet Portuguese Bread - August 2010

blog from OUR kitchen: jam making: peaches and apricots (real food) ~ Jamming: it just calls for improvisation ~ more jam making: plums and apricots (real food) ~ making grape jelly (or not), step one: make juice

Not Far From the Tree

In 2012, we used some of this "Not Far From the Tree" harvest of beautiful blue grapes ("Not Far From the Tree" is a charitable Toronto organization that includes a residential fruit-picking program to pick fruit (with permission, of course) that would otherwise go to waste. www.notfarfromthetree.org) The grapes were also delicious in cornmeal muffins, grape/onion/blue cheese fougasse and juice.

fougasse  - September 2012


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