I am loving my new star ingredients from Oli+Ve, Blackberry Ginger Balsamic Vinegar. In fact I’ll be back for refills this weekend. Whenever I have the opportunity to cook for a group, small or large, I love to try something new. It’s risky (if it flops) but measuring the mmmm mmm good tells you best whether it’s a keeper or history.
Today, I created Orzo Salad with Peppercorn & Balsamic Poached Pears. I tossed cooled orzo in lemon oil with a little salt & pepper. Added fresh spinach, watercress, scallions, blackberries, sliced almonds, fresh lemony thyme leaves and peppercorn & balsamic poached pears. Drizzled all ingredients with Lemon Blackberry Vinaigrette. I think they liked it. That makes me happy.