With Halloween around the corner, we’ve had candy on our minds. But strolling the aisles of the grocery stores only reminds us that any old candy just won’t do, so we turned to our old friend Google.
We’ve been searching for that grown up version of candy. The one with an air of sophistication. After perusing dozens of balsamic candy recipes, we’ve finally come up with the perfect grown up candy recipe: Balsamic Caramels. They’re chewy, gooey and delicious, with just a hint of tart. And best of all, they’re fairly easy to make!
It’s easy to forget about the bulky piece of cooking equipment that sits in the corner of your back porch collecting leaves most of the year, so it’s time to give the grill the credit it deserves. It’s not just for chicken either, cooking vegetables and even fruits can add depth and flavors you can’t get from anywhere in the kitchen. We’ve put together options for a three course meal perfect for those final barbecues of the summer.
In the culinary world, the word ‘shrub’ holds two different meanings. A shrub is a liquid-syrup made by infusing fruits and herbs with vinegars and then mixing it with carbonated beverages or liquors to make sodas and cocktails. It is also term used to refer to the actual soda or cocktail itself. Shrubs date all the way back to the 15th century and were originally created as a way to preserve fruits and vegetables before there was refrigeration. Fast-forward a couple hundred years and shrubs are slowly gaining more popularity, not only because they are delicious and easy to make, but they are also full of health benefits. We are sharing our favorite shrub recipes which use balsamic vinegar to make refreshing drinks that will keep you cool for the summer.
Being healthy doesn’t mean revamping your whole diet. Studies have shown that small, strategic changes are more effective in the long run. Rather than drastic measures, making small changes, like incorporating olive oil and balsamic vinegar into your daily routine, will leave you with lasting results to your overall appearance and health. See some of the major benefits below.
Our owner, Celia, had a great time at the Stripaggio Chef’s Demo at Brookhaven Farmer’s Market where she showed others how to make a Summer Peach Vinaigrette as well as a simple Caprese Salad with Strippaggio Balsamic and Olive Oil. Read below so you can make these recipes this weekend!
On any given evening, you’ll find a line out the door in popular downtown Asheville. The line is full of smiling faces anxiously awaiting their turn and discussing what they’ll do when they get inside while they snack on the free samples passed around. The line is for Asheville’s famous French Broad Chocolates and it is well worth the wait. Read More