Daily prompt: What’s the one item in your kitchen you can’t possibly cook without? A spice, your grandma’s measuring cup, instant ramen — what’s your magic ingredient, and why?

I’m not what one would call a wonderful cook.  I make my old trusted recipes.  Just the normal stuff; Mac & Cheese, Lasagna, Cottage pie, Roasts and so on. Nothing that I was taught to do.  I always use the easiest most basic recipe books and then add ingredients according to the taste.
I like to bake though, but that’s not the same as cooking.  I bake bread.
The one item that I do love, that no one else in my family like, is Balsamic Vinegar.   I love it over salads.  My favourite indulgence is chopped up cucumber and cherry tomatoes drenched in Balsamic. That’s my thing 🙂

photo credit: alsis35 (now at ipernity) via photopin cc

61 thoughts on “Ingredient?

  1. I am also a fan of balsamic- mixed with maple syrup poured over beets and then roasted- amazing. I like the white balsamic too in recipes where I don’t want the color showing.Love the attached vintage ad!

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  7. Salads … great with balsamic vinegar and olive oil! All very nutritious and healthy. Your freshly baked bread would also go well with balsamic and olive oil as a dip. Can smell your bread from the oven! Mmmm!!!

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  11. I love the old image you used. I can do great biscuits, but not cakes. I over mix the cake mixture so that it ends up flat. I am not a great cook. Just cook meat and then add a salad. I also love balsamic vinegar too. 😀

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  13. Mmmmm. Home baked breads. We love it! It is said that the road to a man’s heart passes from his stomach. In the new century I guess it is also true for the women. My heart would beat faster to the delicous smell coming from the kitchen.
    Love and hugs
    Servant Z & Yelloz

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  18. Oh yes! Love cucumbers and those little tomatoes with vinegar and don’t forget the avocado. 😀 I love cooking and baking but in summer I stick to the cool foodies like salads and cold meats. Great post and share Michelle. 😀 *hugs*

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