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May 01, 2021
Northfield Olive Oils and Vinegars strives to bring the freshest Extra Virgin Olive Oils from around the world to Northfield, MN and the surrounding communities. The company takes pride in providing naturally fused and infused Extra Virgin Olive Oils that achieve the perfect flavor aesthetic. And their authentic Traditional Style Balsamic Condimento is made in Modena, Italy from the highest quality Trebbiano grapes.
We stock Northfield balsamics in Black Currant, Espresso, Maple, Raspberry, Red Apple, Strawberry, Tangerine and Traditional.
In case you have no idea what you would do with some of these flavors, the amazing staff at Northfield provides recipes on their website and we've shared a couple below.
These use the Strawberry Balsamic. Enjoy!
Strawberry Balsamic Basil Spritzer
To make the basil syrup, combine the sugar, water and basil stems in a small saucepan. Stirring frequently, bring the mixture to a simmer for about a minute, and then remove from heat. Allow to cool for 5 minutes and then remove stems and add minced basil. Place in a jar or other airtight container and allow to cool in the fridge for at least 2 hours (overnight is best).
In a pitcher, combine the chilled basil syrup and balsamic. Add in Prosecco (or champagne or sparkling water) and stir well before pouring into glasses.
Simply Strawberry Reduction
In a small sauce pan bring balsamic to a boil. Once it begins to boils reduce down to a simmer and let cook down to half, about 15-20 minutes stirring often. Once reduced to half, let cool for about 15 minutes. Drizzle over strawberries once cooled and top with sliced almonds.
Additional Ideas for Balsamic Reductions:
These reductions are great over sliced cheeses (Gouda, Swiss, Cheddar, Mozzarella, Parmesan, etc.). I will use either the Black Cherry, Traditional or Espresso balsamic for the cheese platters. This makes for a gorgeous presentation for any entertaining. And any of the balsamic reductions (White & Red) are amazing over ice cream!
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