June 28, 2011

Pear Balsamic Strawberries and a Shameless Plea to my Brother

People who know me know that I love food.They also know I love to give (and to get) food gifts.

I mean, seriously...? You don't have to figure out where to put a food gift (because you put it in your belly...duh). You don't have to read a difficult manual. You don't have to put it together. And you don't have to set up cyber passwords and make electronic updates to it.

I mean, it's food, just eat it, right?But sometimes it's not that easy.

Sometimes you get a food gift that you want to use again and again... something that you want to replace in your pantry once it's gone... something that has brought so much pleasure to so many meals that you don't want to use it all up.

You dread the day that you use the last bit of it.That is what happened with this vinegar.

Please excuse the drudgy smudged label... this is good stuff and that label never had a chance to staying pretty looking.

A while back my brother and his amazing wife gifted me with several delightful bottles of olive oils and vinegars.

Olive oil? Vinegar? Yes, olive oil and vinegars... different from any others you may have ever tasted... olive oils and vinegars that are like works of art!

This is where they got them.If you ever get a chance to go to The Olive Mill, do go... because it's like a wine tasting, but with all different kinds of infused oils and vinegars. And they let you sip tastes of these delights from tiny little paper cups! How fun is that?!

But, if you can't go, order a Pear Balsamic Vinegar from them online and try this fantastic thing:

Chop up some fresh strawberries. Drizzle a bit of Pear Balsamic Vinegar over them. Stir in a little bit of sugar. Then let the bowl sit at room temperature for an hour or two... oh my goodness...Serve this over ice cream or just eat it straight out of the bowl.

You won't be sorry.

Oh, and the shameless plea to my brother...? I think you know what it is...


simply heidi said...

That looks heavenly. I may have to order a bottle and make some. In the meantime, I'll try to make do with regular balsamic. Think it will work?

homegrown countrygirl said...

Hello simply heidi! I've made this with regular balsamic before and it is definitely very good! The "pear balsamic" just gives it a little special something extra... thanks so much for visiting my blog!