This week’s Secret Ingredient for Friday Foodie Fix is grapes. This was by special request. I can’t wait to hear what folks are doing with grapes. I love green, red, champagne and even concord grapes.
Frozen grapes are a fun snack in the hot summer.
Right now I’m in California which is the largest producer of grapes, both for wine and for the table. I’m hoping to get a little of each. If you purchase grapes they say the best way to store them is in a plastic bag in the refrigerator unwashed and they should last a week. I do keep mine in the refrigerator in a bowl and I wash them so we can grab and eat. I’ll often just put the bowl on the table or countertop to encourage fruit eating instead of something else sweet.
Besides wine, grape are great for perserving as jelly or jam. I hope someone has a good recipe for that. I’ve seen people use grapes in risotto and salads but mostly desserts. What about you? What is your favorite way to play with grapes? Of course tossing them to someone to catch in their mouth provides lots of entertainment at my house. Mostly because I’m so bad at aiming and catching.
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Next week’s Secret Ingredient is …. Balsamic Vinegar
October 29- Pepitas
Oooh love grapes! Most of the time I don't cook/bake with them, we just eat them raw. The recipe I'm sharing doesn't feature grapes as a main ingredient, but uses them in a rather unexpected recipe….soup!! In this recipe they add a subtle flavor, just a hint of sweetness. It's hard to pick their flavor out from the blend in the soup, but if you compare two versions side by side, one with and one without the grapes, you can def. tell that they contribute to the overall character of the dish.
The recipe that I'm sharing is Grape And Port Wine Crisp. I came up with it because I wanted to create something that paired well with wine (besides chocolate!)
I use seedless black or red grapes and cut them in half so you can remove the stray seeds that will still be present.
It would be great with Concord grapes but removing the seeds on that many grapes would probably make you crazy!
Today Im sharing 2 recipes featuring my favorite thing on earth- Concord Grapes. The first is Concord Grape pie- which is incredible the second is a Dairy Free Coconut Concord Grape Ice Cream! 🙂
Real Sustenance- thank you for sharing these recipes!
My wonderful daughter-in-law and granddaughters L-O-V-E frozen grapes. : )
Thanks For Hosting Diane! I just added two more that I came up with this week.
Ps- Love the site updates!! It looks beautiful.