It's a rainy day today. I just love having the window open, and hearing the sound of rain outside. I'm also super glad it's not snow, since it snowed as recently as last Friday! Yuck!
Balsamic is one of my favorite ingredients to use. I swear I could drink the stuff right out of the bottle. Last summer, when I was visiting Traverse City, Michigan, we found a cute store called Fustini's Oils and Vinegars. I was in vinegar heaven. Cherry, blueberry, apple and any other vinegar flavor you can imagine... and sample cups to try them all. Oohh weee, I did try most of them too. Fantastic! Wish I lived closer so I could go back again and buy some. Yum!
This balsamic vinaigrette is so simple to make and so very delicious. Make sure you have a great quality balsamic when making this recipe. It makes a world of difference to spend a few extra dollars to get the better stuff. Trust me. I made the mistake of buying the cheap stuff before. So, instead of buying this at the store, save some money and make it at home. You will love it!
Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette
What you need:
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons brown sugar, optional
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
3/4 cup olive oil
salt and pepper, as desired
In a bowl whisk together the balsamic, brown sugar, garlic, salt and pepper. Drizzle in the olive oil, continue whisking until combined.
If you are not serving immediately, refrigerate and shake or whisk before serving.
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