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  • How To Make The Perfect Charcuterie Board

    There’s no doubt that charcuterie boards are beautiful and delicious! They are easy to make, easy for guests to pick at, and naturally brings people together. We’re here to help guide you in perfecting the art of putting together a board that everyone will love.    Credit: Mom On Time Out   To start… What is Charcuterie?  Charcuterie (pronounced shar-koo-tuh-ree) is the art of preparing meats, often cured or smoked. You can think of it as an elevated version of a cheese board and as such, charcuterie boards consist of cheeses, meats, fruits, nuts, and sometimes spreads.  Often you can...

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  • Fall Recipes

    It’s that time of year when the weather cools down, the leaves start changing colors, and we start to see pumpkin flavors pop up EVERYWHERE. As much as we love summer, we love the coziness of Fall, the warm colors that come with it, and the comforting food we begin to indulge in as we approach the holidays. Below are some of our favorite Fall recipes that can be shared with family and friends.   Maple Pumpkin Trail Mix   Credit: Slim Pickins Kitchen   Ingredients:  ¼ cup pure maple syrup 1 ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice ⅛ teaspoon sea...

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  • Life’s Grape August Blog: Back to School Snack Ideas

    Although summer is (almost) over, that doesn’t mean the yummy snacking doesn’t stop! As everyone gets settled into their new back to school routines, we have a few snack ideas that could help make the transition a little smoother and healthier. Below are a few back to school snack ideas with quick and easy recipes to follow. Most of these can be made at the beginning of the week so they’re readily available during those busy weekdays. Chocolate-Pretzel Granola Bars These bars are a great snack that offers a balance between sweet and salty.   Credit: Today’s Parent Ingredients: 1...

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  • Meet the farmers: Richard Loquaci

    Here at Life’s Grape, we are a happy bunch who has a genuine passion for what we do and has so much fun doing it. As such, we are continuing our “Meet the Team” series where we highlight members of our team that make Life’s Grape possible. If you missed our first post with Director of Life’s Grape Troy Gillespie, be sure to check it out here.    This time, we are happy to introduce you to Richard Loquaci, a fourth-generation farmer that is head of Life’s Grape’s farm operation. With this title, Richard gets to oversee the process on...

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  • Outdoor Summer Recipes

    Summer brings on longer days spent outdoors with tons of gatherings. Let’s be honest, there’s nothing better than an outdoor summer picnic or BBQ with your closest family and friends. With the warmer weather, we want to keep the cooking to a minimum and leave more time for summer fun! Here are some quick and easy recipes that the whole family will love.   Ants on a Log Not only is this snack nutritious, but also it’s an easy recipe your kids can get involved with and help put together.   Ingredients: 3 Celery Sticks ¼ cup Peanut Butter (or...

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  • Meet the Team: Troy Gillespie

    Here at Life’s Grape, we are a happy bunch who have a genuine passion for what we do and have so much fun doing it. We’d like to highlight all our members of the team that make Life’s Grape possible through our “Meet the Team” series that we’ll be launching on our blog. To kick things off, we’d like to first introduce you to Troy Gillespie, Director of Life’s Grape who oversees plans and makes sure the brand is coordinating with the processing plants to meet the needs for Life’s Grape. If you know anything about Life’s Grape, it’s that it’s a family business. This...

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