Photo: Elizabeth's Kitchen Diary

Balsamic Vinegar

I love balsamic vinegar and seem to get through an awful lot of it. 

I like:
  • dipping crusty bread into good quality balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
  • to mix it into my favourite salad dressing with olive oil, wholegrain mustard and a good grinding of black pepper.
  • I like to dry fry cherry tomatoes until they split, then pour balsamic vinegar into the pan to make a sticky glaze that sticks to the exposed tomato flesh.  These are great on a puff pastry tart which is spread with pesto and topped with mozzarella.
  • mixing it through vegetables before they are roasted.
  • drizzling it over salads.

You may have noticed I'm giving away a bumper batch of high quality olive oil and balasmic vinegar for Gresado.

They also sent me some of their De Negris Silver Eagle Balsamic Vinegar to try.

It's a barrel aged balsamic made by artisanal producers in Modena, Italy. It has a rich and sweet flavour that ends on a sharp note. You can definitely taste the difference from a bog standard supermarket balsamic. It really does make a difference when you spend more on a vinegar like this.

Still need some ideas for balsamic vinegar?

Here are 15 of the most delicious veggie 
and vegan (v) balsamic recipes for you to try: 

figs in balsamic vinegar

Balsamic Roasted Figs  (v) - Food to Glow

Easy Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts (v) - Kosher on a Budget

Balsamic Roasted Baby Carrots  (v) - Cravings of a Lunatic
Balsamic Reduction (v) - Elizabeth's Kitchen Diary
Candied Balsamic Rosemary Walnuts -The Cafe Sucre Farine

I hope you're inspired to try out some of these 
delicious recipes and to create a few of your own.

Gresado is an online shop that provides high quality products to chefs and home cooks. Suppliers to some of London's top chef's for over 40 years, they provide high quality products, some you cannot find anywhere else in the UK. They are a small business who try to be as green as possible.

Gresado are kindly offering my readers a 10% discount on orders
via during November.  No miminum spend. Just enter the code ttnov14
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Gresado. I was not expected to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.
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