Goodness Grapes Link Party!

Goodness Grapes Link Party!
  • Posted November 5, 2013

In honor of all the beauty, tastiness and inspiration of the grape harvest season we plucked a yummy bunch of links to share. Sorry, the wine is “bring your own". Add it the offerings below and you have a party!

Got Appetizers?

So, let's start with a food! This would make a perfect appetizer atop Brie on grainy crackers. The great thing is it doesn't have to be grape season to make it, as it uses wine rather than fresh grapes.

Wine Jelly
wine jelly

3 1/2 c wine
(Merlot & Cabernet are nice, but whites work too)

1/2 c fresh lemon juice

2 oz dry pectin

4 1/2 c white sugar

1. Combine wine, lemon juice, and pectin in a large saucepot. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
2. Add sugar, stirring until dissolved. Return to a rolling boil.
3. Boil hard one minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim foam off top, if necessary.
4. Ladle hot jelly into hot, sterilized jars, leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Tighten 2 piece lids. Process the filled jars for five minutes in a boiling water bath.

Light up the Night with Grapevine Globes!
grape vine balls How about some illumination to set the mood? This quick and easy DIY blog will show you how to make rustically chic lighting, for a party on the patio or a front porch welcome…plus you get to enjoy Lynne Knowlton's quirky humor while you're there!
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Harvest Aficionado!
autumn grape Finally, if you want to impress your party guests with your knowledge of modern wine grape harvesting, Lindsey Hoshaw in San Francisco has that covered in this piece.

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Goodness Grapes Link Party!