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1. Relating to balsam.
2. Fragrant.

balsamic (bäl·sämˑ·ik),

n a substance that can soften and reduce mucus.
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Prices on the items vary widely, with the balsamic vinegars starting at $9.
John Retallick of Gourmet Classic says "I am especially pleased with the Balsamic Glaze which is a fantastic product.
Balsamic vinegar develops in steadily alternating warm and cold, and the low oxygen content of mountain air improves its quality.
Meanwhile, in a bowl mix the red onion, olives, garlic and leaves and dress with a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
It is only used on hot food, mainly chips, and has no real use in cooking whereas balsamic can be used in many different ways.
Aged balsamic vinegar marries well with this garden stalk; serve the grilled asparagus with a julienne of roasted red pepper and some shaved aged Parmesan.
Q When I eat out and opt for a salad, it is often drizzled with what seems to be balsamic vinegar but is thicker and sweeter.
Add tomatoes, stock and balsamic vinegar and bring to a boil.
Make this balsamic-glazed halibut with one bowl, one pan, and a simple sauce of brown sugar, mustard, and balsamic vinegar.
of canned tuna, drained, with 1 tablespoon low-fat mayo, a little balsamic vinegar and four chopped-up celery sticks.