I stuffed a couple of those Pear & Nut Muffins in my purse for lunch today. I’m quite taken with them. I’m not usually a fan of sweet breads (who’s kidding who, sweets period) but these just send me!! It’s a good thing I don’t have enough pear pulp to make anymore. They would definitely cause a problem for my scale!!
Today I wanted to share with you a little about Italian Country Vinegar. Yes, it also makes great salad dressings but what I find especially tantalizing is what it does to steaks. I’m sure all of you know that vinegar tenderizes and when you tenderize meat with flavored vinegars you really pump up the flavor as well. One doesn’t need to use very much either. You don’t want the taste of vinegar, just the overall flavor that makes you say, "Geez, these taste so good! What did you do to them?" Then you know you’ve put just the right amount on!! You also need to remember that when you tenderize with vinegar to not let them sit for more than 20 to 30 minutes because it can tend to make the steaks somewhat grainy. Most people probably wouldn’t notice but, some would, yours truly being one - but I’d never say a word!! Just remember those few words of wisdom and watch the flavor of your steaks tickle your innards!!
I will have to add that Italian Country Vinegar is truly one fine vinegar with a hearty flavor and is exceptional used in pastas and green salad dressings. This particular vinegar lends itself well to tomatoes and to cheeses like Parmesan. If you'll check out my Recipes Page I will put the recipe on so you can make your own Italian Country Vinegar along with a super salad called Country Spinach Salad.