Thursday, July 2, 2009

Muscadine Memories with Mom....



I am really enjoying my summer & taking time to remember summer days when I was a little girl.

Early 1960's, one of my favorite childhood summer memories is of the six of us jumping in Dad's old white pick-up truck on a summer evening after supper & driving down dusty East Texas country roads in Carthage - we called this going on a "bunny hunt" & of course we were looking for bunnies.

AND Muscadines! I remember the excitement of finding a muscadine vine, picking them, & popping them in my mouth. They are a very distinctly different type of grape & it's a taste that just brings back my childhood summers. Takes me right there again.

Mom & Dad just came back from a trip with Muscadines from my Aunt Joy & we spent the morning making Muscadine Jelly ~ oooooh is it ever delicious.

And just look how pretty it looks in the jars - just looks like summer time!

Thanks mom for another wonderful summer memory!

HAPPY SUMMER!! xoxo

9 comments:

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ooglebloops said...

That looks delicious!! My grapes only make purple jelly - but it's good!!!

Tracy said...

Oh Kathy I haven't made jam or preserves in so long. I just love too though. I love the smell in the kitchen when it is cooking. My Aunt had the best plum tree for making jam, but it died :( I haven't made any since. I'll have to try the muscadine...you know I have lived in East Texas my entire life and I don't think I have ever had one? I think I have some growing on my deck and all in the woods behind us, but I guess the birds get them.
Sorry for the long post! LOL
Have a great 4th,
Tracy

Mom of 2 Roses said...

That was sure sweet of your mom to bring you back some of those grape. We didn't have those in West Texas that I know of. Too bad! But I remember eating apricots, cherries, pecans, and crab apples from our trees. Those remind me of my childhood. Your jelly looks so yummy!

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

girl, what wonderful memories we have! I also loved those muscadines and walking through the piney woods to find vines. Mom says you are going to do strawberry, too. Please save some of both for when we get there!!! love you!

Brandy said...

I have never even heard of those! You need to post a pic of what they look like. Glad you're enjoying summer...as I'm right down the street and it's just too hot!

Barbara said...

kATHY, The jam looks great which I am sure it is....

PLEASE COME BY AND WISH AMY A HAPPY BIRTHDAY....

PURPLE GOAT LADY
THANKS
BARBARA

Joy said...

I have never had one before... but the jam is a pretty color and it looks yummy!

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

What great memories. The jelly looks soooo yummy!

Hugs :)

Irma