Blackberry Ginger Balsamic Vinegar Give-Away

UPDATE: The winner of the give-away (chosen by random number generator) is Maria, who said – Been wanting to cook brussels sprouts again, and this would be wonderful to use!  Congratulations, Maria!

Before Ryan and I took our recent trip to Ojai, our friends recommended we check out the Ojai Olive Oil tour and tasting room.  It was unfortunately a little drizzly out, so we didn’t get to take the tour, but we did visit the tasting room.  They had both unflavored and flavored olive oils, as well as balsamic vinegars to try.  Everything we tasted was absolutely amazing, and they had unique flavors that I’d never seen in other oils and vinegars.

My favorite oils were the Basil and Garlic flavors.  But what really blew me away were the flavored Balsamic Vinegars – especially the Peach and Blackberry Ginger, although all of the flavors were incredible.  Rather than tasting artificial or chemical, each one tasted exactly like the flavor described.  I love using balsamic vinegars with fruit and desserts, and these flavors are perfect for just that.

To kick off a week of C’est La Vegan give-aways, the kind owner of Ojai Olive Oil is generously going to send one lucky winner a bottle of their Blackberry Ginger Balsamic Vinegar.  To enter, just leave a comment telling me how you would use the vinegar if you’re the lucky winner.  (I’m personally planning to make a blackberry compote to drizzle along with the vinegar over some vegan vanilla ice cream…).  The contest is open to U.S residents only, and it will close on Sunday, December 11th at 9pm PST.

If you aren’t the winner, you can still order directly from the Ojai Olive site, and they’ll ship the products right to your door.  Any of the oils, vinegars or cosmetic products would make great holiday gifts, even for the non-cook.  They’re so good that they’ll turn anyone into a gourmet.  And be sure to check in each day this week for new give-aways and holiday gift ideas!

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62 Responses to “Blackberry Ginger Balsamic Vinegar Give-Away”

  1. I’d whisk it with some neutral oil to make a dressing for a salad with baby spinach, avocado, strawberries, and chopped toasted walnuts.

  2. delicious salad dressing!

  3. I would use it over salads and mixed with olive oil to dip sweet potato biscuits.

  4. Drench strawberries over vanilla ice cream of course :)

  5. i’d definitely dip some sweet wheat bread (hopefully studded with seeds) in that vinegar OR try to make a light icing with it! oooh it sounds so good! better yet, i live close to ojai ^_^

  6. Balsamic braised Brussels sprouts! They’re my new fav from Thanksgiving.

  7. I would use the vinegar to make a sweet savor reduction to simmer pressed seared tofu steaks in and as a sauce for fresh blackberries to top soy ice cream. Yummy!!!

  8. I’d love to try this in a dressing.. yum!

  9. We recently made a trip to McGrath Farms in Oxnard and found this Balsamic Vinegar, they also had a good amount of olive oil as well.