Balsamic vinegar is so versatile that it can be used in many types of foods. This list of 20 DIY recipes gives you tons of ideas of how to use it. The recipe for brownies certainly caught my interest as well as the Caprese skewers and Bellinis. Thank you to Making Lemonade for compiling the list of recipes.
Oh hai! Where have you BEEN all summer? 😉 Just kidding, I know I’ve been somewhat sporadic in posting but this has been such a fun-filled rollercoaster-ride of a summer, a “we’re-moving-no-we’re-not” type summer, that I don’t even know where to begin. I’ll explain more after the weekend, but suffice it to say we’re soaking up every last ray of sunshine and splash of the pool before school starts next week. Which has nothing to do with balsamic vinegar, but I digress. Where was I? Right. BALSAMIC VINEGAR, and all the unexpectedly amazing ways to use it from drinks to snacks to desserts to main dishes. OF COURSE.
Why am I obsessed with balsamic vinegar? Last week while strolling in Bar Harbor, Maine we stumbled upon the Fiore Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar tasting room. Well knock me over if we didn’t all fall in love with the oils and balsamics and friendly staff at Fiore! We went around tasting the various selections and choosing favorites. We picked out a few varieties while the staff suggested different ways to try it, inspiring this post. It’s pricey but not outrageous, and I’ve learned a great bottle of balsamic is an easy and versatile way to add flavor to dishes so it was worth the splurge. And no, this is not a sponsored post, just some love for a family owned business that’s doing things RIGHT!
Here’s my kids stuffing their faces with popcorn in front of the Fiore Tasting Room in downtown Bar Harbor. Also note the lobster shirts. WE MAINE SO HARD.
Main image from Making Lemonade.
Image from Lemons and Laughs.
For the full list visit Making Lemonade.