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Fresh Strawberries with a Balsamic Reduction

Fresh Strawberries with a Balsamic Reduction
1 pint of fresh, preferably organic, strawberries, quartered
1/4 cup of balsamic reduction
A few sprigs of fresh mint
1. Serve strawberries with a drizzle of balsamic reduction.
2. Garnish with a few leaves of mint.

Balsamic Reduction (Glaze)
1-3 cups of balsamic vinegar (depending on how much you want to make; one cup will yield about 1/4 - 1/3 cup of reduction)
1. Place the vinegar in a heavy-bottomed, non-reactive pot.  Heat on low, so that you have a light simmer. 
2. Reduce until syrupy, or to desired consistency, about 2 to 2 1/2 hours.

*Cooking time will vary, according to the size of the pot.  Surface area makes a difference.

*If vinegar is reduced too far for your use without being burnt, a little water can be added to thin it out again.  The easiest way to do this is while the reduction is warmed over the stove.
 

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