on Monday I made 3 different kinds of jam – ginger pear, concord grape, and caramel apple. I also cooked up a few quarts of brown sugar & cinnamon applesauce. I peeled a dozen pears, at least 30 apples, and skinned hundreds of grapes by hand. I got 10 pints all together, and I’ll be making another dozen or so this weekend. I wanted to take full advantage of the lovely seasonal fruits available locally this time of year. I think they will make great little gifts. Who doesn’t love something homemade and sweet?

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