Sunday, October 10, 2010


I spent the day in Oxford (well, I spent well over an hour waiting for the Oxford Tube but that is a separate issue) picking grapes in a friend's garden.

This has been an excellent year for them and we picked a great deal with plenty more left on the vine. Now I have to decide what I am going to do with them. Treading them in the bath does not appeal and the resultant liquid is likely to be undrinkable.


  1. Freeze them and use them in cocktails. If you 'do' parties that is ;)

  2. grapes jam is delicious. remove the seeds then cook with 40% sugar.
    another option is to put them in a jar with vodka or grappa. after a couple weeks the water in the grapes will be replaced by alcohol. dangerous

  3. Hmph. I shall think about the second one. Could be interesting. Freezing some sounds like an excellent idea. I shall have to start doing parties again. Haven't for a few years.