Thursday, February 02, 2006

Wild Grape Jam

I am devoting a whole post to talk about Wild Grape Jam.

My mom gave us kids a variety of homemade jams at Christmas. One of mine was Wild Grape Jam. It's been a long time since I had WGJ and I missed it. I forgot that I missed it. I opened that jar today and it was so delicious. There is just something different about WGJ that you can't get in regular ole grape jelly. You miss that tangy wild flavor.

I made my Natural Ovens Bakery Whole Grain bagel (if you have never tried their bagels, you are missing out, you can find them in the natural foods section or store) and topped it with the WGJ. Don't bother addng butter, it takes away from the natural tanginess of the jam. I wish I had made 2 bagels, as I really want another bagel with WGJ.

I am not sure if Andy likes WGJ, but that doesn't matter. I don't think he experienced WGJ growing up and might like the sweetness of plain 'ole grape jelly. There will be more for me if he doesn't.

So - great job on the Wild Grape Jam mom! Gifts of WGJ are welcome anytime. I've had the peach jam too and that is good. The pear has not been opened. Mmmmmmm.


Lame Shrill Owl said...

By looking at their (NOB) website I realized I can order from them. Seems to be a flat shipping rate of $6.50. Considering I pay $1 more for everything in the grocery store (and you generally keep these frozen anyways). I just need to order 7 items and I save money. We usually eat 1 loaf of bread and 1 bag of bagels a week (we would eat more bagel is they were cheaper)-- actually shpping does go up -- so I won't actually save any money. It pretty much breaks even.

I'll have to think about it.

Trudy said...

I see they have some thrift stores in your area. Or they are based in Manitowoc and have a thrift store right at the plant which is open on Saturdays, if you wanted to take a jaunt on one of your visits. I see they also offer tours, but during the week.

Lame Shrill Owl said...

Actually - if you look at the what it says when you are searching, it turns out you are only searching for stores that carry their products -- which is acually a lot of places.

Lame Shrill Owl said...

The stores listed under "Thirft" are regular stores. 2 of them are natural food stores and the other is a traditonal grocery store.