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One Week Sale + Great Ways to Use Grapes

Update: The sale is over but there are still many reason to stock up on grapes. 

Are you familiar with the Great Grape Escape? It’s a favorite in my house. You simply wash, dry and freeze grapes, then eat them or if you are super hot, roll them around your temples and over the back of your neck. Of course, you can always pretend you are a child and stuff one into your belly button for an immediate cooling effect! Here are more cooling grape ideas.

Spicy Grape Salsa

Grape Harvest Cake

Grapes grow in gorgeous clusters. Depending on their use, they are classified as either wine grapes (small, sweet and decorative-looking) or table grapes (what we are used to buying to eat out of hand). Within these two classes, there are several varieties and colors including red, green and purple grapes.  My personal favorite is the Concord variety, a deep purple grape commonly used to make juice. 

Purchase firm, fresh grapes without mold, brown or soft spots. Wash before eating and enjoy for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and desserts. Check out these ideas:

Got a great “grape escape”? Let me know.

Originally published in 2013. Updated August 2015.