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Grapes of Wrath, Wine or Raisins

By Sharon
June 12, 2014

Grapes! These amazing little round balls of sweetness are also great for our health, no matter whether they are fresh off the vine, served dry and wrinkled, or sipped slowly and savored as wine.

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Name: Vicki
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vic
Jun 12, 2014 2:02 AM CST
Great article Sharon - thank you so much. I really enjoyed the photo's and all the research you did as well. Thank you!

We had the purple grapes when I was a child. Loved eating them off the vine and mom made jelly. We also had them at our home in OH and I made jelly and juice too.

And here's the latest thing I'm eating. Gin soaked raisins. You can't taste the gin at all. It's supposed to help with my achy joints. Stay tuned....

Thanks again!
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Sharon
Jun 12, 2014 5:55 AM CST
Good morning, VIc.

Once when we were boating and somehow the aches were getting to me, there was an older boating friend who gave me gin soaked raisins. I hate gin, but I know what you are saying, I couldn't taste it. It must have helped because I kept on boating. I hadn't thought of that in years and of course have absolutely no gin around here. With all this weed yanking, I might ought to think about it. Smiling

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vic
Jun 12, 2014 6:35 AM CST
The directions said not to eat them until the gin evaporated and I can't taste it either. I'm not a big raisin fan but if this works, I'll be ever so thankful. I don't care for the taste of gin either but love the fragrance. Reminds me of Christmas trees Green Grin!
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woofie
Jun 12, 2014 10:45 AM CST
Just remember, grapes and raisins may be good for people, but keep them away from your dogs! Even just a few can cause kidney failure in dogs.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
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Sharon
Jun 12, 2014 10:57 AM CST
True, Woof. Thanks.
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woofie
Jun 12, 2014 11:49 AM CST
Smiling I worry about these things, ya know. Smiling
BTW, I did NOT know about freezing grapes! What a, er, "cool" idea! Hilarious! DH loves grapes (and yes, I nag him constantly not to give them to the dogs), and I'll bet he'd like frozen ones.
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Sharon
Jun 12, 2014 12:04 PM CST
When Sunshine -- now 90 pounds btw -- chased her first grape across the floor, I screamed.

So yep, I know.
Frozen grapes are great.
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blue23rose
Jun 12, 2014 12:08 PM CST
Great article Sharon. I love grapes and raisins. And I Lovey dubby my wine! Good to know the nutrients stay with them no matter how we transform them Hurray!
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Sharon
Jun 12, 2014 12:33 PM CST
I can see us all sitting back with fans, feeding ourselves grapes, while the guys toil over the wine making . . .

Thanks, Vickie!
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TBGDN
Jun 12, 2014 3:23 PM CST
Nothing like a nightcap of 4 to 6 ounces of my favorite red before bedtime! A perfect sleep enhancer naturally. Great article Sharon! Thumbs up
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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Jun 12, 2014 3:34 PM CST
Another reason you're the best, Leon! Me too.
Thank you!
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woofie
Jun 12, 2014 4:00 PM CST
Sunshine is 90 lbs!? Yow! She's almost as big as my kids! Heck, she might outweigh our Great Pyr (she's small for a Pyr).

Gotta try freezing those grapes. Hee hee, toss a couple in my glass of wine.
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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Jun 12, 2014 4:07 PM CST
They are great in wine. Also great in lemonade.

They said -- She's as big as she'll get -- they said when I got her, 35 - 40 pounds. Yep, as big as she'll get, a medium sized dog, they said.
And now, a year later I sure hope she's as big as she'll get.

And yes, she's almost as big as I am. Great dog! And she gets no grapes at all. Smiling
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blue23rose
Jun 12, 2014 4:29 PM CST
Sharon said:I can see us all sitting back with fans, feeding ourselves grapes, while the guys toil over the wine making . . .

Thanks, Vickie!



Oh, the image that conjures up, Rolling on the floor laughing I would feel like Cleopatra on my divan!
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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Jun 12, 2014 4:52 PM CST
Exactly!!! Anybody have any palm leaves?
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