Grape Mash
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For those of you who grow your own grapes, or have access to a winery, you might like this. Last year, the Winemaker gave us a 10 gallon pail of grape mash (the leftovers after being pressed). We used it as a bed to roast a turkey on, then used the juices to make a gravy, that was fabulous. This year, he gave us the mash from Petit Mensang grapes. These had not been crushed or fermented as long. We put them in a stock pot with a bit of water, and simmered them for several hours. I wanted to make a jelly, so strained them, added sugar and Dutch Jell, but I could not get it to set. The end result was a thick syrup, that is great served with cheese. He has more mash for us (not sure what kind), so I'll be making more syrup next week.
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  Re: Grape Mash by Lorraine (For those of you who...)
Sounds like that 'syrup' would be great drizzled over a fruit and cheese platter, Lorraine!! That mash is fun to play with.

Some more ideas for using it - one winery here in town spreads it aroud their shrubery. It looks good and smells grapey/musty and not the least off putting. Also, a friend of our grandson's who works with his dad in concrete told us at the Pig BBQ that a portion of the mashed grapes is now being used as a driveway paving. Evidently it hardens and can be driven on.

It's really interesting what's being done with the 'gunk.'
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  Re: Grape Mash by Lorraine (For those of you who...)
That sounds really good, Lorraine! You have a real knack for turning a failure into a success!
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  Re: Re: Grape Mash by Gourmet_Mom (That sounds really g...)
Now that sounds special---I must inform son-in-law about this----he will come up with a great idea for the mash...
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  Re: Re: Grape Mash by Roxanne 21 (Now that sounds spec...)
That sounds really awesome Lorraine! What a creative idea!

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  Re: Re: Grape Mash by BarbaraS (That sounds really a...)
That sounds delicious, Lorraine. Don't forget to save some for yourself to drizzle on pancakes.

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