Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Progressive Party with Spring Onion Jam

Recently I was introduced to Kitchen Play and the idea of a Progressive Party. Well, when I saw that this month's sponsor is the National Onion Association and all the recipes include the glorious onion, I just knew that I had to participate! The menu did not disappoint. It includes some amazing recipes and it was hard to choose which one to try first. I finally decided to try the Spring Onion Jam first (you bet, I'll be making some of the other recipes too!).

Tonight was the night! I made the Spring Onion Jam Bruschetta as a prelude to our dinner. Oh my! It was lovely! I will admit that mine did not look as pretty as Susi's, but the taste was phenomenal. There are a couple of reasons mine did not look quite like Susi's. First, the recipe calls for white balsamic vinegar, which I don't have in my pantry and I'm not too proud to admit that until now, I did not even know that there was such a thing as white balsamic vinegar. Now I know! Another variant was that it called for light brown sugar which is what I normally have but for some strange reason, I purchased dark brown sugar on my last trip to the store.

Here I've assembled the ingredients and are preparing to begin.

The wonderful sweet onion!

As you can see, my jam was much darker in color than Susi's.

I used a Pinot Grigio which not only tasted good in the jam, but accompanied the recipe quite well.

I did all of this with 5 little ones under my feet...I'm not bragging ya'll, I'm just saying! Anyway, that being said, I made some without the onion jam for the 3 that don't care for onions (don't worry, I'll make onion lovers out of them yet!).

Now get on over to Kitchen Play and join the party!

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