Tag Archives: Balsamic vinegar

Garlic Balsamic Grape Tomatoes

I needed some tomatoes, and the market had this buy one, get one free deal going on, so I did. except… I really did not need that many tomatoes. Happily, I came across this recipe on, I think, allrecipes.com, and … Continue reading

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Vinegar Steak

Don’t worry, this is not some exotic preparation for your next steak; it is, in fact, a wicked simple way to enhance the flavor of most any steak, in any way you choose to prepare it, on the grill, in … Continue reading

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Zippy (or not) Balsamic Onion Jam

Another winner from our weekly food kit! This red onion jam with balsamic vinegar is nicely spiced (or not, that is up to you) with crushed red pepper flakes and worked a treat on this burger with cheese, baby arugula, … Continue reading

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Blackberry and Sage Pork Chops

My husband came across this recipe at budgetbytes.com; a site he gets a fair number of tasty looking recipe notifications from, and that he then passes on to me. Yeh. I could sign up to get the notifications, too, but … Continue reading

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Balsamic Marinated Grilled Asparagus

We like asparagus most any way, but this recipe, where the asparagus is marinated in balsamic vinegar and oil with garlic and shallots before being grilled is one of my new top ten faves. I used a fig balsamic vinegar … Continue reading

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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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