Few things can transport us to another time and place like fragrances.
Yesterday, as I made up this batch of grape jelly, I was taken back to the kitchen of my Great Grandmother Lynn. Her house always smelled of green beans cooking in fatback and, for an old southern girl like me, the smell of fatback is always a good memory.
How in the world do grapes and green beans smell alike? I am not sure but in the beginning stages of heating them up, they do! After the juice is extracted, the sweet, grape scent comes forth and it is divine! It nearly didn’t even get made into jelly as we all just wanted to keep it and drink it ourselves.
I look forward to seeing you all at the Farmers Market in Locust today from 2-6. We will have freshly made Grape Jelly, Strawberry Jam, Handcrafted Soap and Art Cards.
See you soon!