Domestic Diva

Well so far, this blog is more about produce than it is about quilts. But that is what is consuming my quilting time at the moment.

I did it. I actually made grape juice! From my neighbor’s organic grapes. I made 11 quarts – which doesn’t seem like as much as it should considering how long I had that juicer going – but I am still proud of it. I think there would have been 12 quarts, but we drank a lot right out of the juicer.



After: Ta-dah! It really wasn’t hard at all. My only recommendation – don’t let the plastic tube fall on the stove burner and melt 4 inches of it while at the same time filling your kitchen with toxic smoke. Especially when the juicer belongs to your kind neighbor. Argh. I’m so stupid. Fortunately I could just cut-off the plastic part that was melted and re-attach the end valve, but now the tubing is 4 inches shorter. I did confess to my neighbor and she is an understanding soul. She had done the same thing to her mother’s juicer. Phew.And in other culinary experiments I tried roasting cherry tomatos for the first time. And they were GOOD! And it was so easy. Here is a great explanation.I think I am going to go make some more right now.