Making Fruit Shrubs with Balsamic

Fruit shrubs are easy to make, require few ingredients, and are best served over soda water and ice. The flavor options are endless, especially having a full roster of delicious balsamic vinegars to pair with seasonal fruit. If you want to be adventurous with your creations add fresh herbs with the fruit mixture. 

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Spanish Style Grapefruit Gin & Tonic

Our Spanish style Gin & Tonic bring in bright juicy notes of grapefruit with a subtle sent of rosemary for an earthy balance.

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Truffled Shepherd’s Pie

Comfort Food at its finest!

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Garlic and Herb Roasted Cabbage

Delicious and flavorful way to add some zing to roasted Cabbage!

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Blood Orange Irish Soda Bread

This Soda Bread gets a nice citrus hint from the blood orange olive oil and a richness added by soaking the raisins in our rich balsamic vinegar.  Delish!

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Chocolate Guiness Cupcakes with Raspberry Balsamic Frosting

Rich and moist chocolate cupcakes gets an added depth of flavor from the Guiness complimented perfectly with the sweet tang of Raspberry Balsamic buttercream frosting.

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Thanksgiving Herb Stuffing - Picnics From the Vine

This cozy herbed stuffing is like a warm hug...and you will definitely be coming back for that second helping!  The perfect balance of savory with a hint of sweet from the apples and cranberries, this warmy stuffing is infused with our Mushroom and Sage Olive Oil for a holiday flavor you will crave all year round.  Even better, this recipe is perfectly suited for vegetarians as well!

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Iced Tea with Strawberry Pineapple Shrub

Makes 1 Gallon


Strawberry-Pineapple Shrub:
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup fresh strawberries, trimmed and chopped
1 cup pineapple, trimmed and chopped
1 tablespoon Strawberry Balsamic
1 tablespoon Pineapple Balsamic

3 green tea bags
3 quarts hot water
1 quart of ice cubes fresh pineapples and strawberries for garnish

Place strawberry-pineapple shrub ingredients (water, sugar, strawberries, pineapple, and balsamic) in a medium saucepan. Bring the mixture to a low simmer, over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.
Steep tea bags in hot water and cool to room temperature. Once cooled to room temperature, add ice. Strain shrub into the tea (alternatively, you do not have to strain, adding the cooked pineapple and strawberries to your tea and stir to combine.
Fill serving glasses with ice and pour in the iced tea. Garnish glasses with fresh strawberries and pineapple before serving.

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Lemon Ricotta Pasta with Shrimp

This is light comfort food, perfect for Spring and Summer cooking.  Lemon and ricotta are a luxurious combination when combined with savory shrimp and greens it becomes a well balanced meal.  Make it as a simple vegetarian lunch or midnight pasta and leave out the shrimp!

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Lemon Yogurt Quick Bread

This lemony quick bread is a cinch to make and is a healthier alternative to a classic poundcake with ingredients like olive oil yogurt, and wheat flour in the mix! Perfect as a breakfast bread or with a cup of afternoon tea.  To add even more lemon punch, whisk together a glaze of 1-2 tablespoons of our Sicilian Lemon Balsamic to 1/2 cup of confectioners sugar and drizzle over top!

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