Who knew that balsamic vinegar was made out of PINE NEEDLES? It makes sense when I think about it (i.e. BALSAM)..but prior to this, I never have! Make your own! No pines are toxic (according to Susan Weed) so take a bunch of needles and cover them in a glass jar with ACV (organic of course) and let steep for 6 weeks or so. You can use it after 2 if you are impatient. Shake daily. Strain and use! Different pines will impart different flavors.