|Canned pickles and grape jelly|
This then prompted a bike ride to the grocery store to purchase pectin for the jam recipe. I next biked to the hardware store to get jar lid covers, cheese cloth and a funnel.
Next step involved straining the grapes. Then it was cooking the grapes, with lots and lots of added sugar. After that I funneled the jam into previously sterilized jars, sealed and submerged them in boiling water to complete the deal.
Since I was set up for canning I decided to put up a few jars of pickles, using cucumbers from our garden. This was pretty quick, since we already had the dill, vinegar, onions, garlic and salt on hand.
I have renewed appreciation for previous generations who went through the rather laborious process of canning much of their food.