Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Stir it up - easy tips

Instead of buying an expensive balsamic vinegar, try this quick tip:
Pour a cheap balsamic vinegar in a pan over medium heat. Constantly stir it until it starts to boil.
Turn the flame off.
The reduction sauce will be sweet and as good as any expensive vinegar.
Taste great over asparagus.
Grill your favorite veggies with the sauce or just pour over them.
Vegetables such as red onions, or red,yellow,orange peppers.
Go wild and try it over your favorite fruit.
Just add kosher or sea salt to kick it up a notch.

A simple syrup is nothing more than 2 parts sugar to 1 part water.
Cook over medium heat until you reach a medium consistency.
Great for adding to fancy cocktails like mojitos.

Watching your weight?
Make whipped cream by substituting light cream for heavy cream and adding 1 packet of Splenda instead of sugar. Whip to a stiff peak.

Stir it up !

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