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Save money on grapes by purchasing the best fruit for your money.  Grapes are at their best when they are full of moisture.  They should look plump.  You can also tell that they are fresh if their stems are flexible.

If you can't eat them when they are fresh, you have a couple options.  You can separate them and freeze them whole, but you will have to eat them as frozen treats.  They become mushy when you thaw them.  Your second option is to puree them, and save the juice to flavor soups, stews and jello.


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Frugal footnotes:

Here are a couple frugal grape recipes.


Grape Salad



1 cup seedless grapes
1 cup cooking apples (tart), diced
1 tsp lemon juice
1 cup canned Mandarin oranges
1 cup small marshmallows
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup whipping cream

Mix apples with with lemon juice. Then mix in grapes, oranges, marshmallows and walnuts.

Add the sugar to the whipping cream..  Fold mixture into the fruit salad. Chill.


Grape Salsa


2 cups seedless grapes, diced
1/2 cup canned green chilies, diced
1/2 cup green onions, sliced
2 Tbsps cilantro, chopped
2 Tbsps vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp hot pepper sauce

Combine all the ingredients.  Let mixture sit for 1 hour.  Drain excess liquid. Serve or refrigerate.








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