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Concord Grape Simple Syrup ala 2016

Four years ago I posted a recipe for simple syrup made with Concord grapes. Concord grapes come only in the fall and they cannot be forgotten. They are the definitive sweet grape flavor. They also have skins you could make a tire from. The original recipe is repeated below but I have a new one…

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San Vincente Crush from 101 Mojitos by Kim Haasarud

We drink grapes all the time, so why is this beverage different? It’s not wine. The grapes are muddled in this mojito-style cocktail. It’s delicious to drink and lovely to the eye. You can make these in batches, surround the glasses with grapes, and have a visual display that starts your cocktail party with pizazz.…

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Fruit Tartlet with Shortcrust Shell

For Day 5 of Concord Grape Week, we are staying with dessert. This recipe is from a website called Verses from my Kitchen. The author writes infrequently, but the recipes are lovely and his wife’s photographs are simply world class. It’s a great site and I hope you can visit it. On this site, you…

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Concord Grape Pie

For Day 4 of Concord Grape Week, it’s time for dessert. This recipe is from Saveur in 2014. Suzi and I have not yet made this, but the picture and the recipe have us intrigued. It’s simple. A basic crust and filling that is just fruit, sugar, and tapioca. It remind me of a cherry…

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