it's amazingly "blustery" outside right now... dark, high blanket of clouds, a moon bright behind them and low fast-moving darker clouds... something-wicked-this-way-comes... ya dig?
Our neighbors brought over a bowl of grapes in little stem clumps picked from the grape vine they started two summers ago in their backyard... they are sour as all hell and - of course - seeds... So I washed 'em up, got rid of the stems and dumped 'em in a sauce pan and turned up the heat... With a potato masher, I squished those little slippery bastards up but good... then, after 3 minutes on the heat, I dumped 'em back in the bowl and from the bowl into a tight strainer over the pan again... After a couple of minutes of scraping around with a spoon I had this really purple clear liquid in the pan, about 1 1/2 cups. Add 1 cup of white sugar. boil boil boil boil simmer simmer simmer simmer... with plenty of stirring. It turned to an amazing single small jar of grape jelly. No certo so it's never going to really gel hard but it's not going to last that long... it's absolutely delicious.
I feel like I'm forgetting something...
This will be another crazy week... well the beginning will be... tomorrow is right back to that client site and finish up lose ends.
any ways, g'night lj... I'm tired. Can't hardly think proper like... :)