Grape Bircher Muesli
February is Australia's grape season peak and the perfect time to stock up on the season's best quality grapes at the best price with the promise of bountiful supplies of both white and red varieties of the fruit favourite. Australian grape growing regions are currently at the height of production, providing consumers with the best of the bunch when it comes to choice. As the summer swelters on, an abundance of premium, juicy grapes are now available on shelves right across the country.
Michael Moore owner and head chef of esteemed Summit Restaurant, said grapes were the ideal complement to summer activities and meals, and are the perfect accompaniment for a range of different cheeses. "A connoisseur will know the perfect cheese platter isn't complete without grapes. Not only do they draw out the flavours and taste of the cheese, a grape or two between different cheeses will act as a palate cleanser to reinvigorate the taste buds," said Michael.
Nutritious white and red grapes in all their tasty varieties are not only good on the lips but good on the hips too, with a new low GI certification from Glycemic Index Limited confirming what we've known all along - these bursts of fruity fun are satisfyingly healthy.
A wide variety of grapes are available now including white Thompson and Crimson seedless, catering to a wide range of tastes and preferences. So grab some grapes today to boost your health and vitality!
Tip: To get great grapes when shopping, choose a bunch which has grapes firmly attached to the stem, rather than those which may be browning at the stem and remember fresh grapes are firm and plump, not soft or wrinkled. Ingredients
2 cups Woolworths Select traditional rolled oats
1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
1 cup water
1 cup red grapes
1 cup green grapes
1/2 grated green apple (skin on)
2 tablespoons chopped hazelnuts
2 tablespoons chopped almonds
1 tablespoon Yellow box honey
3/4 cup European style yoghurtMethod
1.Place the oats, orange juice and water in a large bowl, cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight to soften the oats.
2.When the oats are quite soft, stir through the grapes, grated apple, nuts, honey and yoghurt, adding a little extra orange juice or water if the consistency is too thick (it should resemble porridge).
3.Serve grape bircher muesli or refrigerate until ready.
Note : grape bircher muesli will last, covered, in the fridge for up to 3 days.