DIY – Grape Juice!

This is somewhat unrelated to the blog, but it’s fun.  The previous owner of my house planted Concord grapes, and I usually get a pretty good harvest from one very mature vine.  I usually eat a lot of them and give the rest away.  There’s one problem though and that’s seeds; these grapes are very flavorful but can break your teeth!

What to do?

I toyed with the idea of making jelly, juice, or even wine.  After discussing it with my parents, they loaned me an old juicer they used once upon a time.  I decided during the process to make juice, and here’s how it worked out.

Is anyone else into juicing or smoothies?  I was a little slow in picking the grapes this year, and some went bad before I could grind them up: it was easy though, and I got a few glasses from it.  The flavor was rich but not as sugary or syrupy as the bottled stuff.  I hope to try it again next year!

About moaimartialarts

Lucky enough to grow up with the martial arts, I have felt their positive influence throughout my life and am especially interested in sharing these experiences with others. I enjoy working with youth and adults to give back some of what I've received. If you would like to learn more about Uechi-Ryu/Shohei-Ryu Karate, or if you want to find people to train with, please contact me. I am the head karate instructor for the Meriden Martial Arts Club.
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2 Responses to DIY – Grape Juice!

  1. Ann says:

    Your grape juice was very good.

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