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Grapes

Buying

Choose grapes that are firm. Check for any signs of mould on the stem as this will indicate a shorter shelf-life.

Storing

If possible, store in the fridge. In order to enjoy their full flavour, take them out one hour before eating.

Freezing

Gently remove grapes from the bunch before freezing. Frozen grapes are a lovely summer snack and can be used as “ice cubes” in wine if you haven’t put the bottle in the fridge. To avoid them clumping together, freeze for one hour on a tray before transferring to a freezer bag.

Freezer life

up to 12 months

Using up

Grapes go well with lots of things: nuts, ham, in a salad and especially with cheese. If you have a lot to get through, you can roast grapes for about 15-20 minutes in a medium temperature oven with some olive oil, sugar, and perhaps some rosemary for added flavour. This cooks down to produce an exciting, warm grape mix that is sensational spooned over ice cream, cheesecake or on crackers with blue cheese.

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