Concord Grape Jam Shoutout

Sorry to not post for a couple of weeks, but I had to share this.

I made Concord Grape Jam today, courtesy of Jessie at The Hungry Mouse.

(sidenote: I would never presume to tell you guys how to spend your time online, but if you are not reading this blog, you really should be.  Even if you don’t like to cook, her whimsy and enthusiasm are just infectious. )

Anyway, this jam is not for the faint of heart.  You will squeeze the grapes until your hands and furniture are covered in acid.  Whatever you are wearing will be forever stained.  There will be purple goop all over your kitchen.  And you guys know how graceful I am.  Molten jam, like sugar or deep fried foods… DEATH TRAP.

But OH MY was it worth it.  I don’t know how long this jar is going to last.  I’m going to have to make some cashew butter to go along with this.

Pretty lucky I had some homemade bread, too, wasn’t I. YUM.

7 thoughts on “Concord Grape Jam Shoutout

  1. Thanks for stopping by.

    Yes, this was my first attempt at jam-making, so I wasn’t really sure about the yield or the taste. But now that I’m reasonably sure I can prepare a batch of it without ending up in the burn unit, I might try a few more as gifts.

    My mom used to make a very simple strawberry jam that’s still better than anything I’ve ever had in a store. I’ll chase that one.

  2. Awww, shucks, man. :D I’m blushing. Thanks so much.

    And your jam looks a-ma-zing! Nothing like playing with boiling sugar to brighten up your day. (May I snag your pic and link back to you in my post?)

    Also, I’d like a big hunk of that bread, please.

    +Jessie

  3. Feel free to snag the picture, and thank you very much for asking.

    As for the bread, maybe we could do like a hostage exchange for some of those peanut butter cups?

  4. The second photo with the jam is almost pornographic. I don’t think it’s for the faint of heart especially those with an incurable addiction to concord grapes.

  5. Thanks for visiting!

    And, yes, a Concord Grape addiction is not the easiest one to indulge. Even just popping them like candy is sort of irritating with that pit that is too small to avoid and too large to ignore.

    But, hey, kitchens clean.

    Love your treatment of them btw, that pie looked yummy.