Tag Archives: Balsamic vinegar

Brussels Sprouts, Roasted and Tossed With Feta and Pecans

I was at an unofficial Book Club (weekday, smaller crowd) lunch and my friend Mira was tossing some sprouts together with some sliced sausage to pop into the oven. No biggie, right? I mean, who doesn’t roast their sprouts anymore … Continue reading

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Balsamic Roasted Tomatoes

There was a bit of a kerfuffle on the interwebs over this (very good) barefoot contessa recipe. One published version called for roasting the tomatoes for 25 to 30 minutes at 450º. Another (almost identical) recipe called for two hours … Continue reading

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Green Bean Salad With Blue Cheese

See, here’s the deal: green beans don’t have to come from a can, or be cooked with bacon or, really, cooked (that much) at all. You could start with tiny frozen green beans (haricots verts); blanch ’em just for a … Continue reading

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Baked Cod and Sweet Potatoes

The original version of this recipe was called Thanksgiving Cod and was found on bigoven.com, which has a cool web site as well as an app, so you can search out stuff on the go. I liked the idea of … Continue reading

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Pork Belly With a Maple Balsamic Glaze

Four simple ingredients can make for one wicked tasty munchie or main course: pork belly – I buy mine pre-cooked at Trader Joe’s, it saves a couple of hours of boiling/braising mishegas – maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, and garlic. Note: … Continue reading

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Green Bean, Feta, and Balsamic Salad

I came across a recipe on BigOven for a balsamic green bean salad, and it looked like just the thing to use up a big hunk o’ Bulgarian Feta cheese in the fridge and at least half a bag of … Continue reading

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Grilled Peach and Blue Cheese Salad

Dead simple to toss together, simply delicious, and deliciously festive for any summer gathering, this salad, from the nice folk at Southern Living, s gonna be a regular menu selection around here as long as the fresh peaches last. Looking … Continue reading

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Asparagus With Balsamic Butter

Asparagus is one of my all-time favorite foods, and now, while it only costs around $1 per pound, I am hard pressed to not pick up a bunch whenever I’m at the market. So, to keep Rich from turning green … Continue reading

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Parfait! Balsamic Roasted Peppers

After all the process and production involved in making the sauce(s), then the pork, and then the buns this week, I thought I’d close with a very simple, but incredibly tasty way to treat your peppers. Fergetabout the blackening and … Continue reading

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Tomato, Corn, and Scallion Salad

I had an embarassment of tomatoes sitting in bowls on the kitchen counter – no, not from teh garden, but from deals at the market – and some of them were needing to be dealt with. Hmmm. Tomato salad mebbe? … Continue reading

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