Last weekend Anna wrote about making her own balsamic glaze. Since she's the older twin, I sometimes like to copy her :)
In fact, she's the one who got me to like basil, sweet potatoes and a few non-food things that I will just keep to myself!
Balsamic glaze can be easily made at home: all you have to do is pour some of the balsamic vinegar in a small pot, add a few pinches of sugar, bring the mixture to a boil and boil until the mixture has been reduced by half. The consistency should be thick and syrupy.
You know what this reminded me of? Dark chocolate! Maybe it's the color and the texture (if you were to melt the chocolate)...but it also has this deep intense rich flavor!
It would be a fun April 1st joke: dip strawberries in balsamic glaze instead of chocolate! Surprisingly, they actually tasted really good!
Stay tuned for a salad recipe that uses this balsamic glaze and a few ingredients I picked up at the farmer's market.