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Autumn and Wild Grape Jelly Recipe

| October 18, 2013 | 10 Comments

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The sun is now setting after a glorious day. Fall is upon us now and the smell of the falling leaves pierces the senses with delight. A walk in the woods this time of year will yield a person many rewards. Along the fence lines the wild grapes can be harvested to make a wonderful wild grape jelly- the taste everlasting on your lips throughout the winter months to remind you of the walk you took with your children. Fallen pine cones can be gathered to make make peanut butter bird cones for the winter as well as as for home decor. What you take from the earth you give back to the earth. Let me not forget about the children collecting colourful fallen leaves to press between wax paper for home or a school project. Oh the bounties of mother Earth. I love to capture photographs of the dried wild weeds; they are of such beauty.

As the children and I walk the bush I teach them about the wild plants and trees. Now as young men they are able to tell me on our walks. It is a nice feeling to know that they were actually paying attention. Wild peppermint can be found and dried for the months ahead to use in soups and stews. The red clover is almost done, but what is left can also be picked and dried for a nice cup of red clover tea. Often times you will come across a fallen birch- with this I carefully take off the bark and use it to make Christmas ornaments and for kindling. On our way home from our walk we sing. The Autumn smells permeate the house and seem to last ’til the first snow flies. This is the frugal lifestyle, which I chose, and is in harmony with mother earth. I find that the earth has so much to offer in a relaxing and comfortable way.

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  1. A Barlow says:

    I can’t wait to make this. It looks delicious and easy to do.

  2. Victoria Ess says:

    Yum! This recipe looks so delicious and easy, and I am looking for ways to use up some canning jars. Thanks!

  3. Jo-Anne Pfoh says:

    I have never tried to make my own. But I am going to try it

  4. Jo-Anne Pfoh says:

    oh my goodness what a wonderful recipe thanks for posting

  5. kathy downey says:

    thanks for sharing,i love jelly

  6. kathy downey says:

    This recipe looks so delicious,I love to have all my bottles filled before winter sets is

  7. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I love home-made jellies. I remember my mother making jams – strawberry was her favourite to make. The ‘scum’ used to be skimmed off and I found that was fantastic on a heavenly piece of home-made bread and butter. I thought this was much nicer than the actual jam 🙂
    I’ve never seen wild grapes but I assume this can also be made with bought ones.

  8. David Swim says:

    This recipe looks so delicious

  9. kathy downey says:

    I never got around t making this yet but my sister did and it turned out real good

  10. kathy downey says:

    My Mom would always make Beet jelly when we were young,i found the recipe and made it on the weekend delicious…….i love jams/jellies

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