1 pound (about 4 cups) of fresh or frozen vegetables in bite-size chunks (broccoli, green beans, mushrooms, onions, carrots, cauliflower)
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar (or vinegar of your choice – go wild)
1 clove garlic (or more, to your taste)
salt and pepper to taste
If using fresh vegetables, cut into bite-size pieces. Put about 1/4 cup water in a quart saucepan; use a steamer basket if you have it. Add vegetables and steam for 15-20 minutes; I like them green and crisp. Mince garlic. Toss vegetables in serving bowl with vinegar, garlic, salt, and pepper. Serve hot or room-temperature, depending on your mood and the weather.