You should see my kitchen. Or maybe not!
The counters are full of canning jars...a triple batch of salsa made yesterday...and a second batch of grape juice. The corners are full of canners, large kettles, my food processor, empty canning jars, etc. And the floor is badly in need of being mopped. But that's for another day.
We have access to several small grapevines...I'm assuming that they're concord grapes. The kind that get really dark purple when ripe, and taste good when you first pop them in your mouth and quickly turn tart on you. What to do with them, other than let the bees have a feast?
I made a batch of jelly two weeks ago, but was looking for something new when I cut the next batch. I found this quick and easy "recipe" for making grape juice...
Quick and Easy Grape Juice
(this makes a full strength grape juice)
Wash grapes thoroughly and remove stems.
Place one cup of washed grapes in quart canning jars.
Add 1/2 cup sugar to each quart. (experiment with the amount...my second batch I used less)
Fill jars with hot water, leaving 1/2" head space.
Stir to dissolve sugar.
Process in a hot water bath for 15 minutes.
That's it! Nothing to it!
Let the grapes sit for several days before tasting the juice...this gives the juice a chance to reach it's full flavor.
Drain the juice and enjoy!