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Jacqueline is an international award winning journalist whose stories about food never fail to tantalize her reader's taste buds.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Balsamic Reduction with Berries

The other night I was dining with the Wild Writing Women at Puccini and Pinetti. We always go there after our first Wednesday of every month Literary Salon at the Monticello Inn. The restaurant is right next door to the hotel.

Puccini and Pinetti
129 Ellis St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 392-5500

The restaurant has a new executive chef, Keira Moritz, and is in the process of a complete menu makeover. I dined on the Veal Picatta and I have to tell you, it was delicious!

For desert Keira recommended the cheesecake with a balsamic vinegar reduction. The sauce was out of this world! I convinced her to give me the recipe so I could share it with all of you.

Balsamic Vinegar with Berries Reduction

3 cups Balsamic Vinegar (older the better)
1 cup berries of your choice (think blackberries)
1/2 cup brown sugar

Combine all in saucepan bring to a boil and then lower the heat. Cook until the sauce is reduced to a thick consistency.

Spoon over cheesecake, ice cream, yogurt or whatever you think sounds good.

Trust me on this one. It is totally divine!

Monday, April 02, 2007

Everything changes

I've had a very hectic couple of months. I sold my condo, found a rental apartment in Tiburon (Marin County) CA, have suffered with horrible asthma, heart problems and now am up to my neck in packing boxes. Official moving date is April 10th.

I'm sad about leaving my condo at Ocean Beach, but excited to move to a warmer and sunny location and I'll be nearer my granddaughters.

So, wish me luck in my new incarnation.

Stay tuned for further developments.


Jacqueline Harmon Butler
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Tiburon, CA 94920
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