Balsamic Nectar in the Daily Camera – All the Buzz
JUST A TASTE All the Buzz By Clay Fong Camera Dining Critic Locally-based Boulder Flavours, balsamicnectar.com, recently received accolades for its signature product, Balsamic Nectar. This nectar received a 2016 Specialty Food Association sofi (Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation) Award for Outstanding Vinegar. Ben Powell, an engineer and president of Boulder Flavours developed an innovative aging process to create. Balsamic Nectar, an affordable alternative to expensive traditional balsamics. Pricey aged versions can command a tariff in the neighborhood of around $100 an ounce. In contrast, the Balsamic Nectar costs about $3 dollars an ounce. The product, free of any additives and built on a base of authentic Italian balsamic, offers much of the complexity and taste of more expensive alternatives. Full article here. © 2016 Daily Camera and Prairie Mountain Publishing, LLC. ... Read More | Share it now!
Balsamic Nectar Wins GOLD Sofi Award!!!
Balsamic Nectar Named a 2016 sofi™ Award Winner 3,200 Products Competed for the Prestigious Specialty Food Association Award We are truly honored. Balsamic Nectar has been named the gold place winner for Outstanding Vinegar in the Specialty Food Association’s 2016 sofi™ Award competition. For me, this is like winning an Oscar for Best Actor in the specialty food world! A sofi is the top honor in the $120.5 billion specialty food industry. “sofi” stands for Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation and represents the best of the best from members of the Specialty Food Association. Balsamic Nectar was selected by a national panel of specialty food experts from more than 3,200 entries across 28 awards categories including Outstanding Chocolate, Cheese, and Savory Snack. Every eligible entry is carefully assessed by passionate and knowledgeable food professionals including chefs, culinary experts, academics, food writers, and category buyers. This... Read More | Share it now!
Father’s Day and Mantry
We celebrate Father’s Day this month and can’t think of a better gift for your Dad, Grandfather or other Father in your life than a gift box from Mantry—the #1 food gift for men—a wooden crate filled with unique food items discovered all over the United States. Balsamic Nectar was happy to partner with Mantry last fall and was featured in one of their monthly subscriber boxes. We are happy to share Mantry’s take on the classic Bruschetta, featuring Balsamic Nectar. ... Read More | Share it now!
Balsamic-Glazed Pork Chops with Plum-Apple Chutney
Our Favorite Green Food to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the Arrival of Spring—Avocado Toast with Balsamic Nectar
One of my favorite breakfasts or high energy snacks is avocado toast. If you’ve never tried it, it is a quick and nutritious, but also a delicious solution that keeps your energy high for the rest of the day. It’s easy to prepare. Most recipes call for adding salt, pepper and some lemon or lime juice. I decided to try it with Balsamic Nectar today and loved the results. As a variation, you can serve the avocado spread on small pieces of toasted Italian bread, drizzle Balsamic Nectar on top and serve as an appetizer. Happy Spring! Avocado Toast with Balsamic Nectar 2 servings Ingredients 1 ripe avocado 2 teaspoons Balsamic Nectar Sprouts to garnish (optional) 2 pieces of toasted bread (I like multi-grain breads, loaded with fiber, but your favorite bread is fine. Directions 1. Scoop out and mash the avocado. 2. Add 2 teaspoons of Balsamic Nectar and combine. Avocado can be chunky or smooth based on personal preference. 3. Add salt and/or... Read More | Share it now!
Valentine’s Day with Balsamic Nectar
I can’t think of a better way to dress up a romantic dinner for Valentine’s Day, or for that matter, any other special occasion meal, than with Balsamic Nectar. When I plan the special meal, there are always one or two dishes that require more preparation and I’m always looking for an easy, tasty, complementary solution for the rest of the meal. Balsamic Nectar is the perfect glaze, topping or addition that pops the flavor with additional pizzazz. So here are some of the ways I would use Balsamic Nectar to enhance a Valentine’s Day celebration. (Pick one or two ways!) Enjoy. —for baked or seared salmon fillets, drizzle each fillet as it comes out of the oven —after cooking filet mignon and removing from the pan, add 2-3 TBLS to the pan and combine with pan drippings to create a delicious topping sauce. —roast your favorite root vegetables—beets, carrots, parsnips– with a sliced onion. Top with a generous... Read More | Share it now!
Any Night Casual Football Dinner with Balsamic Nectar
Football is back and it’s time for some easy solutions while watching the big game. These recipes are easy to prepare, celebrate our favorite ingredient, Balsamic Nectar, and are sure to please a crowd. Touchdown! Spinach, Prosciutto and Mushroom Salad with Balsamic Nectar Dressing Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 small package of sliced button mushrooms 1 package prewashed spinach leaves 4 oz. package of cubed prosciutto 1 small sweet red pepper, cut into slivers 1-1 ½ TBSP Balsamic Nectar 2-3 TBSP extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper to taste Directions: Combine spinach, slivered red pepper and sliced mushrooms in a salad bowl. Heat a small fry pan with 1 TBSP olive oil and sauté prosciutto until crisp Toss prosciutto with warm oil into salad. Drizzle Balsamic Nectar and olive oil to desired consistency and toss. Add salt and pepper as needed and serve. Roasted Balsamic Nectar Pork Sandwiches 8 servings Ingredients: Olive oil, for roasting pan 1... Read More | Share it now!
Rosh Hashanah is a time of celebration for Jews across America this month. Home cooking for family and friends is a time honored part of that annual tradition. I’d like to share a couple of ideas to add a special zing to traditional recipes using Balsamic Nectar. Brisket is the center of many Rosh Hashanah celebrations. Instead of adding a supermarket balsamic, sweetened with honey to your marinade, try 1/3 to 1/2 cup of Balsamic Nectar in a 3 lb. or more beef brisket. Balsamic Nectar is naturally both sweet and savory. We guarantee your family and friends will ask for more! Root vegetables beautifully complement a roast brisket. We love beets as a side dish. Here are two ways you can use Balsamic Nectar to this delicious vegetable. Roasted Covered Beets Preheat oven to 375 degrees. After cleaning, peeling and cutting 2 lbs. of fresh beets into medium chunks, place in a covered casserole and add water to barely cover the beets, 2... Read More | Share it now!