Mother-in-laws . . . gotta love them. Seriously, as I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I have the best mother-in-law ever. She called earlier last week wanting to know if I’d like some concord grapes from the farm. The vine was loaded, she said, and she’d be there for a couple more hours. Call back if I want some. Great, I thought, until I saw that she had called the day before and left the message. Bummer – no concord grapes.
Fast forward this past weekend and I found out she went ahead and picked some for me anyway! I’ve made jam from these grapes before and it’s always so good. She remembered. So I’m thankful for my thoughtful mother-in-law. When we got back concord grape jam was on the cooking list.
This time I used a recipe from Epicurious. It doesn’t call for any pectin, and it takes a little time to slip the skins from the grapes, but it’s well worth the effort.
I cooked mine a little longer this time and it’s a bit thicker than I like, but it still tastes sweet and wonderful.
You can find the recipe here. Enjoy – I know my family and I are. Now I need to put a jar aside for my mother-in-law before the kids eat all of it!