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Hannibal's march over the Alps to Rome may not have happened if it wasn't for vinegar.

The passes across the Alps were too narrow for the elephants to get through. So Hannibal heated the boulders blocking their way. He drenched them with vinegar, which caused the boulders to crack and crumble, and they could easily be cleared away. Troops and elephants could then get through!

New Recipes

Don't overlook the green beans at the roadside market or in your garden. Here are two green bean recipes using vinegar. Take your pick--or try them both!

Sesame Green Bean Salad

1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed

1 tablespoon soy sauce

2 teaspoons oil

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon cider vinegar

1 teaspoon sesame oil

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds

Cook the beans until crisp-tender. Drain and place in a serving bowl.

In a separate bowl, whisk soy sauce, oil, sugar, vinegar, sesame oil, and salt. Pour over beans and toss. Top with sesame seeds. Ready to serve.

Pimento Green Beans

2 teaspoons olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 cups green beans

4-ounces jar pimentos, diced

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon water

Cook garlic in oil. Add beans and pimento and cook 2 minutes. Add vinegar and water, cover and steam about 4 minutes. The green beans should be crisp-tender. Season with salt and pepper.

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Where will you find vinegar used in the Bible? Click here

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Lamb Chops with Honey-Balsamic, and Honey-Vinegar Carrots. Right here.

Honey Vinegar Dipping Sauce For Fish and Vinegar-Honey Tuna Salad. See them here.

Honey Mustard Chicken and Aunt Arlene's Chicken Cacciatore. Click here.