Our objective at Lindera Farms is to use fresh and delicious local ingredients to create a vinegar that is truly unique in it's ability to elevate whatever you happen to use it in.
A set of vinegars for someone comfortable around the kitchen. These vinegars will both enhance the flavors of practiced recipes, as well as expand the places a vinegar can be used. Whether it's salads, baking & pastry, marinades, glazes, or more, an experienced home cook will find these both practical and exciting in every day cooking.
Total value of bundle: $100. Comes with free shipping.
The Idea: Crab apples are a largely disregarded fruit in the US. After we began mass cultivating hybridized apples, Crab Apples, understandably, fell by the wayside. While today they're largely viewed as ornamental; different varieties of crab apples have incredible flavor, acidity, and aroma that simply don't exist in their industrial counterparts.
We began growing several different native breeds of Crab Apples on the farm, and year to year we make a hard cider with them which ultimately becomes a vinegar, which is then blended with the next years batch of fresh, highly acidic crab apple juice. The result is much more dynamic than a typical apple cider vinegar - maintaining all the vibrant flavors you’d expect from a freshly picked apple, as well as the deep, yeasty, fermented flavors you'd get with a hard cider; a bright, crisp acidity that puts normal apple cider vinegars to shame.
Tasting Notes: Medium acidity and super floral. The Flavor profile consists of Raspberry Jam, Rose, Peach, Nectarine, and Cotton Candy.
Pairings: This is a great addition to a cocktail, or base for non alcoholic drinks; perfect to just mix with sparkling water for a sophisticated alternative to conventional sodas. It's also fantastic for fruit based desserts, or lighter pastries.
Flavor Profile: Medium/high acidity, low sweetness
Tasting Notes: Fruitty, nutty and earthy, notes of pumpkin seeds, squash, orange, tangerine, and watermelon
Kitchen Pairings: Bitter greens (endive, romaine, raddichio, etc), salad greens (romaine, Boston lettuce, etc), root veggies (beets, rutabaga), berries, red meat/game, sorbet/ice cream, pie filling, Fall squash (butternut/spaghetti/acorn squash, pumpkin, etc).
Bar Pairings: Light Rum, Tequila (Blanco/Reposado), Bourbon - acidity and flavor profile makes a good substitute for orange/lemon juice.
Our Virginia Berry vinegar offers a flavorful swap for Red Wine Vinegar. Looking for inspiration? Visit our recipe page for creative uses of this variety in the kitchen and behind the bar.
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