Taste & Create is a great concept: each month, food bloggers sign up to be paired up and make a recipe from their partner’s food blog and share the results. (Interested in participating? Go here to find out more!)
I participated in this month’s challenge, which partnered me up with Tamy from Always Eat on the Good China. There is a very wide range of recipes at Tamy’s site, but I bee-lined for the desserts (of course) and found a balsamic berry sauce that was too perfect to pass up – berries just came into season here and they are one of my favorite summer treats. We’ve also been eating a lot of ice cream lately, and this sauce brings a fresh summer flavor to the rich dessert, as well as adding oomph to even the plainest vanilla. The balsamic vinegar is subtle and adds a slight tang, making it more interesting than a plain berry sauce. You could also serve this over lots of other desserts (angel food and shortcakes come to mind) or eat it plain.