Cruets are used to hold oils, balsamics, and other liquid condiments. In its early days, cruets were made of gold or silver and its stopper was shaped like a cross, as they were used to hold wine and water for religious ceremonies. Today, they are made from different materials such as glass, porcelain, ceramic, or steel. They can come in all sorts of colours and patterns so there’s one for every kitchen. A cruet is convenient for those that like to buy their oils or balsamics in bulk as they can keep a small portion for daily use.
If you think balsamics are just for salads, you couldn’t be more wrong. In fact, with two months of summer left ahead of us, we’ve thought of some ways to incorporate your favourite balsamics into your favourite summer treats, whether that be cocktails, ice cream, or smoothies. Because our vinegars are so thick with concentrated grape must, you don't need much to take these chilly goodies to the next level. With these delightful combinations, those dog days stand no chance.
Just because the restaurants are closed or restricted because of COVID-19 doesn’t mean the fine dining has to end. A quick and simple way to elevate your meal is to add some truffle oil. Truffle oil, though its flavour can be too pungent for some, is a great way to bring some decadence to the dinner table. If you’ve yet to experiment with truffle oil, here are five ideas to try at home five ways to use at home.