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Raspberries with Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Reggio Emilia

I cannot claim this recipe as my own. Miriam brought me some Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Reggio Emilia when she came back from Italy. I was under strict instructions never to use this vinegar in a salad dressing. The Acetaria San Giacomo’s website had photos to show off their products and one was of raspberries with vinegar and a light dusting of powdered sugar. This was clearly an acceptable use of “the good stuff.”

Raspberries with Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Reggio Emilia

Raspberries with
Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale
di Reggio Emilia

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Karl’s Green and Wax Bean Medley

Miriam bought me some really good balsamic vinegar and I decided that I would use it for my Fourth of July dinner. Actually, she bought me two bottles, some Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Reggio Emilia (the really good stuff—“do not use this in a salad dressing!”) and some BalsaMela, a Balsamic apple vinegar. I decided to use the second vinegar to dress my bean medley.

Karl’s Green and Wax Bean Medley

Karl’s Green and Wax Bean Medley

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Karl’s Honey Balsamic Glazed Salmon

I made some biscuits for a weekday dinner and I wanted something to go with them. Today, I felt like salmon. Trying to think of something new to do with it, I used some honey and Balsamic Vinegar de Modeno.

Karl’s Honey Balsamic Glazed Salmon

Karl’s Honey Balsamic Glazed Salmon

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Miriam’s Balsamic Veggies

Our garlic went bad, but this was alright without.

Ingredients

1/4 lbs harricot verts (fancy french green beans)

1 red pepper (sweet italian)

1/2 lb mushrooms, sliced

1/2 cup white wine

4 tbs balsamic vinegar

4 tbs olive oil

Directions

  1. Prep veggies
  2. Saute mushrooms on high with olive oil, white wine, and balsamic. Add salt and pepper to taste
  3. As fluids are almost reduced, add peppers and green beans and stir-fry until just cooked
  4. Serve immediately with Stuffed Chicken or other Weeknight Wonders.

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Karl’s Heirloom Carrot and Daikon Ribbon Salad

I decided that I wanted a cool salad to go with my lasagna. Jan really likes carrot salad. Since she had forbidden me to be too creative with the lasagna I decided that would express myself on this dish.

Karl’s Heirloom Carrot and Diakon Ribbon Salad

Karl’s Heirloom Carrot
and Diakon Ribbon Salad

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Karl’s Strawberry Vinaigrette Green Beans

I am planning a buttermilk roasted chicken tonight. I wanted a green vegetable to go with it and green beans came to mind. This Sunday, Miriam served us her marinated strawberries and steamed green beans. I thought: Why serve them separately?

Karl’s Strawberry Vinaigrette Green Beans

Karl’s Strawberry Vinaigrette Green Beans

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Miriam’s Balsamic Strawberries

Myr and Jan went to a pot-luck at Pie Ranch yesterday (Hey, for them this is work). Myr’s contribution the meal was Balsamic Strawberries. These are good all by themselves, but they can also go equally well on a mesclun salad or vanilla ice cream.

Karl’s Quick Variation of Miriam’s Balsamic Strawberries

Karl’s Quick Variation of
Miriam’s Balsamic Strawberries

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Karl’s Caprese Salad II

Jan likes caprese salad, which is tomatoes, mozzarella, onion, olives and basil in a light vinaigrette. Usually I go to La Villa, a very good Italian deli in Willow Glen and pay through the nose for a very small portion. While La Villa makes a good salad, I decided that I could make it cheaper and fresher.

Karl’s Caprese Salad II

Karl’s Caprese Salad II

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Karl’s Roasted Green Bean Salad

I usually serve a simple green salad when I make cioppino. Today I decided to do something special for Jan’s birthday. I picked up some nice green beans at yesterday’s farmers market. She also likes roasted vegetables and Big Paws Mission Fig balsamic vinegar. I thought I would combine all of these things into a cold salad to go with the fish stew.

Karl’s Roasted Green Bean Salad

Karl’s Roasted Green Bean Salad

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Karl’s Spinach Side Salad

My sweet pepper and fennel soup was a bit shy on green vegetables. I did not want to add them to the soup, because it would muddle the flavors. I decided that I needed a small side salad. Some baby spinach, some sweet red onion that I happen to have on hand and maybe a sprinkle of parmesan with a balsamic/vinaigrette would be nice.

Karl’s Spinach Side Salad

Karl’s Spinach Side Salad

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