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Featured Recipes @ the Markets

You can now taste the recipes from my blog at the markets I attend. I will choose a recipe to be featured, have the recipe already made and for sale or I might do a live demonstration. You just have to come by to find out. Yesterday at The City Market I did the strawberry shrub recipe. I bottled a few up and had them for sale along with samples. Great turn out! Yes I will still have other goodies such as GG Sauce at the markets. See you guys at the markets!

Strawberry Balsamic Shrub with White Pepper


  • 1lb strawberries, washed and quartered
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp white pepper


  1. Prepare your berries, wash and cut them. Place in bowl.
  2. Pour sugar over berries, mix well, cover and place in fridge up to 3 days.
  3. Strain mixture, mix strawberry juice with vinegar and white pepper. Pour in bottle add a few berries for presentation.

Day after Cinco de Mayo

I hope everyone enjoyed their Taco Tuesday plus Cinco de Mayo! I couldn’t get drunk off of margaritas and coronas seeing that I had later responsibilities. So, I went out early to enjoy my festivities.

With the weather finally feeling warm, I took a walk downtown with a friend to chow down on some tacos! The Bandito Burrito food truck was down at Center City Park. We got the baja tacos and the asian tacos. Yum!


Then walked to Deep Roots market to pick up a few items for my shrub (recipe below). I just love walking around the grocery store and finding new food items. Found some tofu jerky. We all know I love jerky so I had to try it.

Thought the salad bar was looking real colorful and fresh.

 After that, walked back towards home and decided to stop at Cheesecakes by Alex. Got a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a peanut butter caramel pecan brownie! Yum! I really enjoyed my Cinco de Mayo afternoon!

What is a shrub? No it’s not a bush (that’s what I first thought). It’s a sweet and tangy syrup that consist of 3 simple ingredients: fruit, sugar and vinegar. Yes vinegar, sounds nasty but it’s good trust me! You can use your shrub as a refreshing beverage mixed with sparkling water or as a mixer for your boozy drinks. You can even pour it over a fresh green salad. I’m going to create a few more flavors with a few herbs added to it. Stick around!

Strawberry Shrub


  • 1lb strawberries, washed and halved
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup red wine vinegar


  1. Prepare your strawberries by washing and cutting them.
  2. Toss them in a container and pour sugar over them. Mix well, place lid and let sit in fridge over night or up to 3 days. Mix in between.
  3. Pour mixture through mesh strainer, add vinegar. Store in fridge for a few months!