Fruits of The Earth by Blanche Pownall Garrett, 1972.

Fruits of The Earth by Blanche Pownall Garrett, 1972.

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Not all quite ripe, they have however, exposed themselves.  Miniature clusters of blackish purple grapes alongside their green, yet eager, bedfellows are somewhat ready for the picking.  Well my Husband did just that.  He picked enough in a blue bin that we got exactly 3 quarts.  I found an old recipe in a book my Father owned in the 70s.  I liked the look of it.  Simple, yet well researched, unlike some of the internet instructions.  The author basically acknowledges that if grapes, or any fruit, were to be fermented, you would not need anything, but he adds some simple things to make the process nicer and with a more palatable result.  I just can’t wait.  They’ve been in a pail under a tea towel for 2 days now.  In 6, we add the sugar and bottle in 4 months.  Just in time for the Yuletide and Christmas Holidays.