Thursday, March 22, 2018

I'm going to change your life but I don't have a lotta time because there's a lot going on and I gotta take a nap, but that is neither here nor there-is it? No. Okay so. 

Have you tried this stuff? 

One dollar ninety-nine cents a can(!)and it tastes like holy hell. You heard me. Holy. Hell. 

AND, it has sodium in it and I don't know where you stand on the recent 'salt is bad' developments, but if you had the choice-and you do-you wouldn't add it in where you didn't really require it, right? 

No, you would not. You're a person of superior intellect. This is not something you'd do. 


One fine day about two weeks ago, I was trapped indoors digging through the mountains of stuff that I call my desk. That's right. Tax season. Fun, fun+fun. I was tempted to go stare at the inside of my fridge for the thousandth time, when I remember that I had been instructed-in times of frustration to: Go For A Walk. 

So I did. 

I did not have a plan, but I brought my wallet because I thought maybe I'd pass Starbucks and maybe I'd want to..oh who am I kidding. I never go to Starbucks. I don't have the budget. But anyway, off I went and I rounded the corner of Oak Park Avenue and Lake Street and I remembered that Chris-a Facebook amigo-had been patiently answering my sad Facebook pleas for popcorn toppings with the offer of butter flavored olive oil, sold-where she works-at a place called Olive and Well. And that day, I decided, was the day. 

So I go in, and guess who was working? Yeah, that's right, Chris-who doesn't know it, but she's about to actually Change My Life-and she lets me sample the butter flavored oil and I buy some and then she starts in with her particular brand of  wizardry-I'm not kidding-and she starts passing me tiny sips of different flavored balsamic vinegar. 

And I am like: 

And I ask, can you drink this stuff? And she says, sure. Some  people add it to sparkling water and I am like:

Because I realize that I am about to become one of those people. 

So yeah yeah yeah you all know all about balsamic vinegars on salad, right?

This is the Espresso one on arugula and spinach with my new friend Shaved Parm and some blueberries. No big thang except that it's pretty and it was part of my lunch which is somewhat shocking all by itself. 

But this:

This is Schweppes sparkling water with a good splash of Cranberry Pear Balsamic Vinegar and

Go see Chris at Olive and Well and taste the wizardry of her concoctions. 

You're welcome. 

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