Because we've had such a dry hot summer here in Seattle, the grapes are thriving. There were multiple varieties to pick from, but I wanted to fill my basket with Jupiter grapes and only Jupiter grapes.
A few days before we left for Hawaii, I did a fridge clean out, like I always do before we leave for a trip. aka. multiple stir fry's with weird combinations of vegetables for a week. There were a few other misc food items that I needed to use up - a bunch of chives, some Greek yogurt, two lemons, and a bag of potatoes.
After my enthusiastic purchase of many tomatoes, I decided to snack on the first pint while standing at my new kitchen island with some sliced aged cheddar and a 1/2 empty bottle of rose. Alright fine, there were chips as well. I used the second pint of cherry tomatoes in this delicious seared halloumi salad with fresh herbs.