September 8, 2010

my apologies to balsamic...

dear balsamic vinegar...

oh how i love thee.
i was especially giddy today as i was roasting tomatoes and had a happy accident. i didn.t realize how hot i had gotten my pan and it wasn.t until i had added your beautiful bronzed liquid into the mix that i realized my immediately started to bubble and boil and thicken in an angry rebellion.  so i let you have your tantrum because it was quite funny to watch you get so upset.
you really took it out on those tomatoes, but in the end, alas i was the fool.
you really sweetened in that heat and were better than i have ever known you to be.  please forgive me for laughing at you.  i had no idea that chefs have been making a reduction out of you for years.

forever your biggest fan,


  1. This is a fab picture! And this post...too funny! Love it! :)

  2. LOL!! this is adorable!! gotta love those 'happy accidents' =-)!

  3. balsamic + heat = a new level of yumminess :) !!!!

    ps: that photo is all kinds of awesome

    bon appetite!

  4. You crack me up! I have been considering doing a post to Paul Newman's balasmic salad dressing! I am in love ;-D

    I have something for you; Come see me~xXx

  5. Oh, yes. Balsamic vinegar reduction is wonderful. So thick and sweet and syrupy.

  6. Oh I had so much fun reading your tale. I too am a lover of Balsamic Vinegar - the more the merrier.

  7. Yummy yummy, im going to dream of juicy tomatoes tonight. Poor balsamic, but im sure he will forgive you. xx

  8. oh how i too
    hope to be
    & bettered
    by my own
    tantrums & heat
    just like
    the great role model
    of ms. balsamic!
    chrissy! what an ARTFUL photo
    & clever creative prose
    & giggly yumminess!
    i love you so!

  9. You should send this post to a food magazine, Chrissy!

  10. Try a balsamic reduction over strawberries! Yum!
    I love the way you look at things. This made me giggle!

  11. i love your calm approach and the wonderful surprise you got at the end. i would have been panicking!!

  12. you are a cute girl chrissy-who else could create such an adorable post about food?
    today i am roasting tomatoes making tomato soup but i am going to set aside a few to try your happy accident- sounds delicious!

  13. you. always. make. me. smile. :)
    love you. ♥

  14. Wow, what a tasty accident! Must try this, it sounds delicious! Know a recipe from Jamie Oliver for a garlicy tomato sauce, where he ads balsamico at the end - also not bad! Ah, i love improvised coocking - thanks for the inspiration Chrissy!

  15. Too cute, Miss Chrissy - what would life be without a few happy accidents now and then??

  16. Too yummy and too funny! Don't you just love happy little accidents? Makes the world go round, one tomato at a time...

    happy groovy weekend :)

  17. i love balsamic too... i will have to give this a try.


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