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Delicious This Week: Organic Grapes

By Jennifer Cheng, September 18, 2011  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Jennifer Cheng
I have to admit, I buy small mountains of organic grapes with the intent to slowly snack on them, little by little. The reality is that more often than not, they’re gone the same day! I have a serious case of grape expectations, you might say. Can you blame me? These juicy, burst-y fruits are incredibly refreshing, especially when they’re organic and super fresh! We’re celebrating Organic Harvest Month by appreciating the hard work that organic farmers put into their produce. Farming organically makes for well-balanced soil, which makes for strong healthy plants…and some mighty delicious fruit! Want to fulfill some grape expectations of your own? Here are a few recipes and ideas that are worthy of juicy and delicious organic grapes:
  • Frozen whole grapes are a crunchy, sweet yet sensible treat for the whole family, but did you know they’re also great in smoothies? Try these Double Grape Slushies for a kid-friendly snack idea.
  • For quick and easy breakfasts on the go, try toasting bagels or bread, spreading almond or peanut butter and topping with sliced grapes like this recipe for Peanut Butter Toast with Grapes. Change it up with tortillas, cream cheese and bananas and you’ve got the mornings covered!
  • Next time you’re making pork chops or salmon, try adding grapes and onions like this recipe for Roasted Salmon and Grapes. Cooking concentrates the natural sweetness of the grapes and complements the rich flavors in meat.
  • If you haven’t tried baking grapes, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by this Grape Harvest Cake, a delicious dessert, brunch or tea sweet.
For additional grape inspiration, see our blog post about taking a grape escape. What are your favorite ways to enjoy organic grapes?
Category: Organics, Produce

 

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Becca says ...
I love to freeze a ton of grapes and invite all my friends over and surprise them with popping the grapes in wine. As we sit at the pool or the beach our wines stays refreshing in the heat!
09/19/2011 8:23:32 AM CDT