Recipes — Traditional Balsamic

Bacon Jam Crostini

Bacon Jam Crostini

Bacon Jam Crostini - A smash hit for appetizers, lunch, or breakfast (WHY NOT?). This jam goes surprisingly well with any spread (pun intended). Tested in our Taste of Birch Cooking Class.

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Balsamic Braised Baby Potatoes

Balsamic Braised Baby Potatoes

Balsamic Braised Baby Potatoes - The perfect balance between sweet and savoury with a trio of balsamic, mustard, and bacon. Features our Traditional and Italian Herbs Balsamics. Staff tested and approved!

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Affogato

Affogato

How could affogato tell you how good Balsamic is on ice cream? Try it. We showcased the Traditional Balsamic at the Italy Cooking Class where we served this simple dessert. But any flavoured Balsamic will do! Try your favourite over ice cream or frozen yogurt today!

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Teriyaki Grill Marinade

Teriyaki Grill Marinade

Teriyaki Grill Marinade - A simple grilling marinade your family will love. Easy and enhances any meat or vegetable before it hits the barbecue! Features the Garlic Olive Oil and Traditional Balsamic.

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Teriyaki Marinade

Teriyaki Marinade

Teriyaki Marinade - An example of using the oils and vinegars to re-create your favourite store-bought marinades or sauces. Can't have soy? You can omit the soy sauce in this recipe and STILL have a great teriyaki-like sauce! Features the Traditional Balsamic, Honey Ginger White Balsamic, and Toasted Sesame Oil.

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Caramelized Red Onion Chutney

Caramelized Red Onion Chutney

Caramelized Red Onion Chutney - A beautiful recipe you can use for canning! Spread over a baked brie or cream cheese. Spread over pizza, topped with roasted beets, kale, and bocconcini. Or, you know, eat with a spoon. Features a Mild Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Traditional Balsamic, and the Pinot Nero White Balsamic.

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Beef Marinade

Beef Marinade

Beef Marinade - A classic marinade using the more traditional method of plenty of liquids to add moisture to the beef. Enhanced greatly by the appropriate use of a Robust Extra Virgin Olive Oil with the beef, and the Traditional Balsamic to add sweet, sultry undertones.

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Teriyaki Ginger Marinade

Teriyaki Ginger Marinade

Teriyaki Ginger Marinade - A fine example of how to incorporate balsamics into Asian cooking. Use this marinade to enhance your stir fry, or grilled chicken or salmon. Features the Traditional Balsamic and Honey Ginger White Balsamic.

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Salsa Bruschetta

Salsa Bruschetta

Salsa Bruschetta - Is it salsa? Is it bruschetta? Who knows, but the beautiful subtle heat of the green chilies is complemented by the Cilantro & Red Onion Olive Oil, Traditional Balsamic, and Oregano White Balsamic. Spread on crostinis or over grilled chicken breast or fish.

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Waldorf Chicken Salad

Waldorf Chicken Salad

Ingredients: 2 cooked, boneless chicken breasts, chopped 1 medium red apple with skin, chopped 1/2 c. celery, chopped 3 Tbsp. chopped walnuts 2 tsp. fresh ginger, chopped 2 Tbsp. Traditional Balsamic2 Tbsp. Roasted Walnut Oil (more if desired) Instructions:Mix and Serve.

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Traditional Caprese Salad

Traditional Caprese Salad

Traditional Caprese Salad - Simple flavours at their best. Features the beautiful Basil Olive Oil and Traditional Balsamic.

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Balsamic Chicken Salad

Balsamic Chicken Salad

Ingredients: 3 c. diced cold, cooked chicken 1 c. diced apple 1/2 c. diced celery 2 green onions, chopped 1/2 c. chopped walnuts 3 Tbsp. Traditional Balsamic 5 Tbsp. Mild Extra Virgin Olive Oil (or try Basil, Tuscan Herb, or Garlic) salt and pepper, to taste Instructions: In a large bowl, toss together the chicken, apple, celery, onion, and walnuts. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar and oil and pour over the salad. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and mix well. Let rest 10 to 15 minutes, mix again and chill.

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Maple Balsamic Bacon Salad

Maple Balsamic Bacon Salad

Maple Balsamic Bacon Salad - A warm bacon dressing will make you want to eat spinach all day long. Try this as a surprise dish at a brunch! Features a Mild Extra Virgin Olive Oil, the Traditional Balsamic, as well as the delectably rich Maple Balsamic. Yum!

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Crab and Tomato Salad with Lemon Aioli and Balsamic Reduction

Crab and Tomato Salad with Lemon Aioli and Balsamic Reduction

A rich and elevated crab salad that you can present as an appetizer! Features a balsamic reduction using either Traditional Balsamic or Bianco White Balsamic for a simply classic, but enhanced balsamic drizzle that will make your mouth water!

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Pasta and Garden Veggie Salad

Pasta and Garden Veggie Salad

Pasta and Garden Veggie Salad - Very easy and versatile! Just use what's in season or whatever you have on hand. A summer picnic or potluck favourite! Featuring a very simple and classic combination of Lemon Olive Oil and Traditional Balsamic.

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