For years I've been wanting to give canning a try. I know how I am with food, though, and I knew I'd become addicted. Last week I bought some canning supplies on craigslist (for a very good price, I might add) and have been organizing and washing an obscene number of really old and nasty bottles ever since.
Yesterday was my very first attempt, and it was a huge success. All but a few jars sealed properly and those that didn't, I re-canned and they turned out good the second time. The recipe says that it takes at least a month for the grape juice to really be good, but we opened a bottle last night and partook. And I'm not exaggerating when I say it was fabulous. So we are salivating thinking about how good it would be a month from now once the fruit releases more juice. I'm really glad I practiced with something super easy because I'm going to give peaches a crack soon. I'm picking up 78 pounds of peaches Saturday. Wish me luck!