Daily Photo: Concord Grapes on the Vine

We planted muscadine grapes last fall after sampling some that we bought at the farmers market in Columbia, SC. That rich flavor sent me straight to the kitchen to make our first muscadine jam, and we were hooked. The vines have done very well so far and it got us thinking about other grapes, so… 

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Muscadine Grape Jam

Muscadine Grape Jam - Andrea Meyers

When my parents said the farmers market in downtown Columbia, SC was a drive thru, they weren’t kidding. We literally drove through the giant open barn that houses the market, with vendors on either side of the “road” and loads of fresh local fruits and vegetables. Melons and peaches were in abundance as were the… 

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Creamy Grape Salad with Almonds

Andrea Meyers - Creamy Grape Salad with Almonds

One of my favorite childhood memories is creamy fruit salads made with various combinations of grapes, cherries, mandarin oranges, pineapple, or apples, sometimes with crunchy nuts mixed in. The creamy part also varied, often made with sour cream and cream cheese or whipped topping, but all were sweet and sometimes tasted more like dessert than… 

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