Posts Tagged ‘Grapes’

Adventure into making raisins

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

The making of raisins is a wonderful journey. For me there is no better way to show my love for family and friends then by cooking for them.  These raisins are just another way for me to do that. I first started by doing a vinegar water wash of the grapes with a good rinse and dry. Then let the grapes sit on the trays for a hour so they don’t add moisture to the dehydrator. The hardest part was making sure the little stems were removed on all of the grapes. What I did find is that after drying if you missed any they stood out and you could remove them at that time. Each dehydrator is different so times will be to. Mine took 48 hours on at 145 degrees and 14 hours at 125 degrees. Every few hours I rotated the trays and stirred around the grapes on each tray.

 

 

The finished product was amazing!I decided to put 1 cup in snack bags and freeze the end product for making Christmas goodies. With this size packs I can take one or 2 out depending on what my recipe calls for. Out of my 1 case of BB grapes I ended up with 22 cups of raisins after some were eaten for taste control. LOL My only advice is that it is much better to over dry than to under dry as they will mold fast if they have any moisture left in them.  Next time I might try canning some to see how they hold up. When I use raisins I like to pre-soak in a warm liquid to soften the raisins up. Sometimes I use hot coffee for a added punch to the recipe. Enjoy

 

Cindy

 

Champagne Grapes 101

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

What’s in my basket?

Did you pick up your basket this morning and after examining the contents ask yourself, “What in the world is that and what am I supposed to do with it?” Well, I’m here to give you a tip or two on what to do with that item that you may not be familiar with.

This week the surpise item is Champagne Grapes.
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Recipe Roundup – June 30

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

The Recipe Round Up is a delicious collection of recipes from blogs and websites that you can make using your Bountiful Basket goodies. This week I focused on finding you recipes that you don’t need to turn on your oven to make since it is already a hot summer! I hope you enjoy! ~Karmen
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Facebook Recipe Roundup – June 16

Sunday, June 17th, 2012

Recipe Round Up

The Recipe Round Up is a delicious collection of recipes from blogs and websites that you can make using your Bountiful Basket goodies.  We hope you enjoy! ~Karmen
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