Gifts for Foodies,  part V

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

chili vinegarI was happy to relocate my favorite vinegar supplier in Eugene, Susanna’s Vinegars. She had a table at the side wing of the Holiday Market, a location I only discovered on the last day of the market!

The vinegar table ended up being an example of buying for myself when also shopping for others. Susanna’s display of bottles is always invigorating as she revels in the use of interesting shapes and presentations. All that in additon to great flavors!

trio of vinegarsIn this latest swoop I picked up a small pyramidal bottle of Apricot Chili vinegar. This is a new flavor for me, as I was seduced by the plump apricots tumbled in the golden liquid. I’m looking forward to deglazing pan fried chicken with this wonderful concoction.

I also bought a large fish shaped bottle of Garlic Spice Vinegar with a smaller bottle of beautifully arranged chili’s layered to create Chili Vinegar. I grew up with chili vinegar in the house- which we would drizzle ontop of steak. Both of these vinegars are great drizzled on hearty winter greens, beef stew, and chilli as a finishing seasoning touch.

I’ve been so entranced by these submerged vinegars I haven’t even restocked on Susanna’s flavored balsamic vinegars. They range from spice touched, to citrus and fruit flavored.

I hope to catch her again this spring when the Eugene Farmer’s Market opens back up.

Contact for Susanna’s:
PO Box 324
Eugene, OR 97440
(541) 345-8370


posted January 10th, 2006 at 9:14 pm

I love the fish shaped bottle! So cute!

  • And it totally goes with your url! I enjoyed the link from your site for vanilla hot chocolate. I think I have to make some… right now!


posted January 12th, 2006 at 7:23 pm

I’ve had various vinegars, and chili-infused oil, but not chili vinegar. Sounds wonderful. On a steak–my mouth is watering. Let us know how the apricot-chili tastes on the chicken.

posted January 12th, 2006 at 7:25 pm

You showed remarkable restraint in not buying every single one!

Great blog … keep up the good work!

posted January 13th, 2006 at 6:13 am

These look absolutely incredible! *envious* Hey – I tagged you :)

  • excellent dare Anne! And a good way to start the new year :)
    Here’s my favorite way to roast chicken.


- Anne
posted January 16th, 2006 at 10:26 am

Interesting that you grew up having a chile vinegar at hand. My introduction to this addiction came from a cajun lady from New Orleans who had invited me for a chicken soup lunch. Sitting next to salt and pepper on her kitchen table was a bottle of vinegar infused with beautiful tiny peppers from her backyard garden. Vinegar has such benefits for our health (ala Bragg Natural Apple Cider Vinegar) as do chie peppers. But oh, that kicky excitement that it adds, healthy or not is just plain fun.

Your blog is beautiful, as is your artwork at Lucent Arts Studio. Good for you for using your gifts.

  • Awww Mom’s are so nice! Thanks Jen’s Mom :)


- Jen's mom
posted August 19th, 2010 at 3:31 pm

I like them for decorations……I normally have my own spice mixes….I create on the spot depending on what I’m cooking.

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