Remember the fabulous, Boulder-made Balsamic Nectar we offered at our earlier Holiday Gift Markets? Well, we were as aggrieved as you were when production stopped and left us empty-handed! Ever since, we’ve been hoping for a worthy and locally-produced Balsamic Reduction to show up. IT’S HERE! Healthy Harvest, a small family business in Golden, CO that produces fine Extra-Virgin Olive oils and Olives, has ventured into the wonderful world of Balsamic Reduction, a fabulous rich, intensely flavored vinegar that has been treasured in Italy for centuries. Healthy Harvest Balsamic Reduction has a truly authentic flavor, with nuances rarely found even in very expensive Italian imports. Starting with grape must from Modena, Italy, the ingredients are reduced in small batches without preservatives, thickeners, or sweeteners. The result is a thick, decadent reduction to drizzle over cheese and antipasto, roasted vegetables, steamed or seared greens, salads, pasta and risotto, or even fruit and ice cream. It’s Eve’s favorite ‘secret ingredient’ for elevating so many culinary creations from ‘very good’ to ‘AMAZING!’
Eve’s other top ‘secret ingredient’ has also become available from Healthy Harvest! That would be their Lemon Olive Oil, which starts with their superb Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil, to which they add fresh-pressed oil from whole lemons. They use a higher percentage of Lemon Oil than any other Lemon-Infused Olive Oil Eve has encountered, making it exceptionally flavorful and delicious. Use it on salads, seafood, root vegetables, asparagus, artichoke, brussel sprouts, avocado, risotto, pasta, and more.
Both of these exquisite culinary treats are wonderful gifts for hosts and hostesses, and for any ‘Foodie’ on your list!