I have a deliciously beautiful and beautifully delicious online store to tell you about. And, with the holidays practically on our doorstep, the timing couldn’t be better.
Global Gardens Gifts has the most beautifully bottled and wrapped vinegars, mustards, oils, and gift baskets (plus a lot more) that you’ve ever seen.
I’ve personally tried the Strawberry Champagne Vinegar and the Blood Orange Vinegar, and if they are any indication of the other products.. quite frankly, I MUST try them all!
The Blood Orange Vinegar makes an unforgettable guacamole. I was a little skeptical at first, because I LOVE guacamole and didn’t want the flavor I adore so much to be screwed around with. (Besides, with the price of avocados, I didn’t want to regret it in the end!) But when I poured a drop or two of the vinegar on a piece of bagel and tasted it…. I knew it meant my guacamole no harm.
The. Guacamole. Was. Delicious. I can’t even tell you how fast it disappeared. Below is the recipe – it’s from the Global Gardens Gifts website, and it’s a total winner. Total!
Blood Orange Guacamole
1 Clove Garlic
3 Tbsp Global Gardens Blood Orange Vinegar
Fresh Ground Peppercorn
Mince Garlic and add Avocados and Global Gardens Blood Orange Vinegar and Sea Salt and Fresh Peppercorn to taste. Enjoy!
And enjoy you will – this is absolutely remarkable. It’d make a very impressive holiday snack. You know the ones you nibble away on while playing games, with one eye on the snacks and one eye on the family member who makes up her own rules. Every game my mom ever played came with two sets of instructions – the manufacturer’s and her’s. She seldom ever lost. She would have loved this guacamole!
I used the Strawberry Champagne vinegar with the recipe that follows.
Fruit Vinegar Reduction Glaze
Put the Global Gardens Fruit Champagne Vinegar into a heavy saucepan and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat to a low boil for 20 minutes, stirring frequently and being careful not to let it burn or carmelize! Ratio of reduction will be about one half to one third of original measurement.
Use reduction glazes over meats, seafood, cheeses, fruits, cheese cakes…anywhere you want to add a little sour to your sweet. It’s easy to use all Global Gardens Champagne Vinegars this way…try them all!
I actually poured mine over sugar cookies. OMG – delicious!!!! I’m going to try it tonight over cheesecake and fish. I know it’s going to blend with the cheesecake in such a way that I’ll go a little bit delirious.
To see their other recipes, click HERE. The Savory Grecian Delight and the Pomegranate Appetizer Spread would also be perfect holiday snacks – for games, watching football, decorating the tree, wrapping presents, etc. The images on their recipe page aren’t showing up for some reason, but don’t let that slow you down – the recipes are the stars of the show anyway!
The Mediterranean Almonds would make great gifts. People LOVE things you prepare in your own kitchen.
Speaking of gifts, be sure to check out the following pages:
Mustards (These look amazing – I’m going to try them out asap.)
Take a look around Global Gardens Gifts.com – you’ll love what you see. Also, rest assured that if you have gifts mailed to people on your list, they’ll arrive in a very impressive box, wrapped extremely well and read to impress.