Where can I find pectin in Brooklyn?
My girlfriend and I moved to Clinton Hill in December, and have found that our backyard, although difficult for us to access (another story), has lots of grapes (concord would be my guess) growing very well on some vines in and among a magnolia tree. The backyard isn't well tended or well used, and the grapes seem to have been planted some years ago and really done well on their own.
Question is, if we were to be able to pick some grapes and attempt to make jelly or jam, where mighht we buy pectin in brooklyn (as close to clinton hill as possible)? I have heard tell that Brooklyn Kitchen in Williamsburg sells pectin, and possibly the key food in brooklyn heights/montague street- anywhere else that anyone knows?
For the past couple of years i've been making jam with greenmarket concord grapes and it is so delicious! Intense pure grape. But it's kind of a pain. I don't use pectin.... Here's a link to the recipe I use:
Since the sieveing (sp?) is a lot of work I often use 3 1/2 lbs grapes, 3 1/2 c sugar and 1 T lemon juice. I don't have a food mill, so I use a big fine holed sieve I bought cheaply in chinatown. I'm not obsessive about sterilizing the jars because i put them in the freezer where they keep all year.