Pantry Investment – Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar

This weekend was extra special because we had our grandson overnight.  Before his mommy and daddy came – I made myself a hearty lunch because let’s be real – it takes a lot of energy to play ball, go to the park, ride the train, and make blueberry pancakes.

Mixed Salad

The ingredients were abundant:  kale, spinach, micro greens, avocado, radish, cucumber (the middle removed), purple cabbage, strawberries and roasted turkey.  But what made this salad extra special was the meyer lemon olive oil and balsamic vinegar drizzled over the top.  Years ago I learned that an investment of a higher priced balsamic vinegar really makes a difference.  It is delicious on salads, on top of fish or over fresh berries. 

Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar

I enjoy finding people in my community to purchase from – This oil and vinegar was purchased through PastaMore representative,  John Deming – 602-315-4466 –




  1. We LOVE balsamic vinegars and flavored olive oils!! There is a place near our house where we get them. My favorites are Honey Ginger Vinegar and a Herb Olive Oil. They are great on salads and all kinds of vegetables!! Thanks for sharing on Wake Up Wednesday Linky 🙂

    • Hi Joann,
      The honey ginger vinegar and herb olive oil sound wonderful. I’ll be over to visit your site. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

  2. I have never tried flavored olive oils, but I will now…having recommendations always helps and the salad looks yummy. Thanks for sharing on the Thursday Blog Hop!

  3. Olive oil and balsamic are definitely two of the most popular items in my pantry

    • Hi Jennifer – Thanks for leaving a comment. Your Clementine Citrus Dressing sounds awesome.

  4. Hi Debbie, This salad looks delicious and the bright, vibrant colors are getting me excite about Spring. Love that jelly bean center piece – so cute! You make everything look so great.

    By the way, loving the pots and pans. I have only used the Dutch Oven item I won. I wont have room for the entire set in the tiny temporary condo we are currently in. I will need to wait until we buy a home to test out the others, so the rest are in storage for now. This seems to be my new go-to pan. I knew it would be.

    I started my elimination diet almost a week ago (for food allergies, so that beautiful waffle iron that Calphalon sent me will also need to wait until I can eat this kind of stuff again. My mouth is watering with anticipation.

    So grateful to you and your site. Thank you, my friend. Blessings to you.

    • Thank you, Kim. I am so glad you are enjoying the dutch oven and have the other items to look forward to.