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July 29, 2013

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Scallops with Spring Onion Purée and Black Truffles

Even after 8 years of living in Piemonte Italy, I am still surprised by exhilarating new food and wine experiences daily. At our friend's wedding this Saturday, we started talking to the father of the bride, a truffle hunter in the area. He got so excited telling us about his recent finds, that he left the ceremony to go home and bring us more than 1 kilo of fresh black summer truffles! La dolce vita!

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July 21, 2013

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Chocolate Balsamic Pancakes with Strawberries

The following recipe comes courtesy of Nicole from MyLoveForCooking.com. We highly suggest you follow Nicole and read her blog. She is an amazingly creative cook with a great eye for photography!

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This is a  far reaching idea I know.  I was approached by Mandarano to try out their Balsamic Glaze and Sauce and come up with a recipe using it to share with all of you.  I was really excited and honored for them to contact me to highlight their product.  To be honest I have never really cooked with a sauce like this before.   I have of course seen plenty of recipes that used this type of ingredient and was very happy to try it out.  Although I know there are many tried and true delicious ways to use it that I have ordered in restaurants or seen on TV I was determined to think of something unique.

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July 15, 2013

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Grilled Shrimp Bruschetta with Mandarano Balsamic

Grilled Shrimp Bruschetta with Mandarano Balsamic – toasted bread topped with fresh tomatoes, basil, garlic, mozzarella cheese, grilled shrimp, and a drizzle of Mandarano’s Balsamic Glaze!

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July 05, 2013

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Tomato, Cucumber & Onion Salad with Mandarano Balsamic

Ingredients

  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cucumber, quartered and sliced
  • ½ red onion, cut in half and thinly sliced
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled (I like a lot of feta, but you can use less depending on how much you like)
  • olive oil
  • Mandarano Balsamic Glaze & Sauce
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Place the tomatoes, cucumbers and onions into a large bowl.  
  2. Top with the crumbled feta and drizzle with olive oil and balsamic sauce.  (I like to use at least a couple tablespoons of both.)  
  3. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.  You can use a spoon to toss all of the ingredients together, but I prefer a layered salad.

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June 29, 2013

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Balsamic Strawberries Stuffed with Basil Whipped Goat Cheese

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 12 Large Strawberries
  • 4 oz. Chevre Goat Cheese
  • 1/4 Cup Fage 2% Greek Yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp. Fresh Chopped Basil
  • Mandarano Balsamic Glaze

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June 29, 2013

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Caprese Style Portobellos with Mandarano Balsamic

 

One of our family's favorite for pairing with Mandarano balsamic sauce!

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Balsamic and Sun-Dried Tomato Conchiglie

Balsamic and Sun-Dried Tomato Conchiglie

 

 

  • Ingredients:
  • 8 ounces conchiglie rigate (shell pasta)
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, very finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 ounces julienne-cut sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1-1/2 to 2 tablespoons Mandanaro Balsamic Sauce (see notes)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup chiffonade of fresh basil

 

 

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