How do you use grapes?

farmerjan

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Up until a couple years ago, no one "canned jelly or jam". You made it, poured it into the jars, put the hot lids on top and screwed on the band and that was it. Or you can freeze it but I think you said that you didn't have a freezer.
 

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That's the open kettle method. Mom did than when we were kids. Those lids followed directly after that jam. She poured, I wiped the lip, then she screwed them down. She does waterbath now because there is almost never a failure with it.

Old fashioned jam recipes are pretty much self preserving and don't actually need refrigerated if you use them them up in a week. They will last months in the fridge after opened. Paraffin was used to seal them and keep the mold off.
 
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