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!