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As we move into 2017, we're discounting Fall Flavors to make way for everything the new year has to bring.  While supplies last, all things pumpkin are 50% off.  This includes:

-- Pumpkin Pie Spice White and Dark Balsamic Vinegars:  These are both perfect for drizzling over roasted sweet potatoes or roasted butternut or acorn squash.  They also taste great poured over ice cream.  One of our regular customers adds a tablespoon to her pancake batter.  Pairs well with Cinnamon Infused EVOO, Butter Infused EVOO.

-- Pumpkin Cheesecake Dessert Mix:  Add softened cream cheese to make a delicious cheeseball to serve with gingersnaps, vanilla wafers, graham crackers, or fruit.  Or, for a real treat, add softened cream cheese and Cool Whip to make a pie filling.  

We're also discontinuing 500 ml bottles of our oils and vinegars.  However, we have a few bottles left, which are discounted 20%, while supplies last.  We have the following available:

-- Mocha Almond Fudge Dark Balsamic Vinegar:  Drizzle over berries or ice cream. Also add a little to coffee.  Pairs well with Blood Orange EVOO, Chipotle EVOO.

-- Maple Dark Balsamic Vinegar:  Drizzle a little over pancakes or waffles, or add some to the batter.  Also makes a great glaze for pork or bacon.  Pairs well with:  Blood Orange EVOO, Chipotle EVOO, Cinnamon Infused EVOO, Butter Infused EVOO, Basil EVOO, and Meyer Lemon EVOO.

-- Espresso Dark Balsamic Vinegar:  Use as a marinade for steak, chicken, or pork chops.  Drizzle over finished steaks before serving.  Also adds flavor to stews.  Pairs well with Blood Orange EVOO, Chipotle EVOO, Garlic EVOO, Meyer Lemon EVOO, and Tuscan Herb EVOO.

-- Lavender Dark Balsamic Vinegar:  Makes a delicious marinade for chicken.  Also great for roasting new potatoes or using in vinaigrettes.  Pairs well with Herbs de Provence EVOO, Persian Lime EVOO, Basil EVOO, Blood Orange EVOO, Tuscan Herb EVOO, and Meyer Lemon EVOO.

-- Vanilla Dark Balsamic Vinegar:  Delicious drizzled over berries, brownies, ice cream, or all three together!  Makes an incredible vinaigrette with Blood Orange EVOO.  Also pairs well with:  Chipotle EVOO, Butter Infused EVOO, Meyer Lemon EVOO, and Persian Lime EVOO.

-- Lemongrass Mint Dark Balsamic Vinegar:  Brings an enticing Thai flavor to any dish, and also enhances Asian dishes.  Perfect for dressing cold noodles, salads or in a dipping sauce for spring rolls, lettuce wraps, etc.  Pairs well with Basil EVOO, Persian Lime EVOO, Chipotle EVOO, Basil Lemongrass EVOO, and Meyer Lemon EVOO.

-- Cinnamon Infused EVOO:  Absolutely wonderful for baking muffins or quick breads.  Also a great addition to pancake or waffle batter.  Use for roasting sweet potatoes, yams, butternut squash, or acorn squash.  Pairs well with Pear White Balsamic Vinegar, Maple Dark Balsamic Vinegar, Pumpkin Pie Spice Dark or White Balsamic Vinegar, Vanilla Dark Balsamic Vinegar, or Pecan Praline Dark Balsamic Vinegar.

Flavors of the Week, 11/28 0

We're highlighting some of our favorite pairings this week to give you ideas for gifts your friends and family will love.  Drop by the shop, try them out, and buy 2 sets...one for a gift and one for you!

-- Garlic EVOO and Hickory Dark Balsamic:  This is my absolute favorite pairing!  I use it for marinating steaks and pork.  It tastes incredible and makes your house smell wonderful.  You MUST try this combo.

-- Smokey Hickory EVOO and Pear White Balsamic:  This pairing beautifully compliments anything you plan on smoking or grilling.  Absolutely delicious.

-- Butter Infused EVOO and Bordeaux Cherry Dark Balsamic:  Reminds me of the cherry pies my grandmother used to bake.  They were one of my favorite treats.  Makes a great salad dressing and glaze for your holiday ham.

-- Basil Lemongrass EVOO and Raspberry Ginger White Balsamic Vinegar:  This flavorful pairing adds a touch of Asian flavors to salads, roasted veggies, poultry, and fish.  An EvilO favorite.

If you're looking for a specific pairing for a special gift or to highlight your holiday meals, stop by the shop.  We can help you find the perfect flavors.

 

Flavors of the Week 11/21/16 0

It's almost Thanksgiving, and we've picked some great flavors that will be perfect for your family meals this weekend.  These oils and vinegars will work with breakfast, Thanksgiving Dinner, tea time, and dessert.  Use them to elevate the inevitable leftovers that will fill your refrigerator after the festivities.

Basil Lemongrass EVOO and Raspberry Ginger White Balsamic Vinegar:  This combination adds a touch of Asian flavors to fish, shrimp, chicken, roasted veggies, or salads.  Also, try adding a couple drops of Raspberry Ginger to your tea for a delicious treat.

Butter Infused EVOO and Bordeaux Cherry Dark Balsamic Vinegar:  Combine 2 parts butter infused EVOO and 1 part Bordeaux cherry dark balsamic for an extraordinary syrup for pancakes, waffles, and French toast.  This combo is also great on steak and salads.

Sage and Onion EVOO and Garlic Cilantro Dark Balsamic Vinegar:  This unique pairing goes well with roasted veggies, especially portobello mushrooms and potatoes.  Add sage and onion EVOO to stuffing or mashed potatoes at your Thanksgiving dinner.

Garlic EVOO and Hickory Dark Balsamic:  If you are looking for a flavorful marinade, look no further.  This blend tastes incredible with steaks and pork.  Place a pork tenderloin in a crockpot, pour this combination over it, and cook on low for 4 hours.  Shred with a fork and serve on rolls with a little onion.  Delicious!

There's still time to drop by the shop and find the perfect combo for your holiday weekend.

 

 

Flavors of the Week, November 7th 0

As we dive deeper into Fall, we continue to highlight flavors of the season.  Our pairings this week will be perfect for all your Fall gatherings whether it's tailgating, watching the game on TV, Thanksgiving dinner, or refueling after a marathon day of holiday shopping. As a matter of fact, while you're out shopping, stop by the shop to taste these flavors yourself.

French Toast:  We've paired Cinnamon EVOO and Maple Dark Balsamic to capture the flavors of warm French toast.  This combination works well with other Fall foods such as sweet potatoes, winter squash (butter nut, acorn, etc), or Brussels sprouts.  They also go well in baking breads, muffins, pancakes, waffles, or scones.

Peach Cobbler:  Tempt your taste buds with our Butter Infused EVOO and Peach White Balsamic Vinegar.  Tastes just like the desserts your grandma made.  This combination complements chicken really well.

Spiced Orange:  This unique combination of Blood Orange EVOO and Honey Ginger White Balsamic Vinegar tastes great on salads, roasted vegetables, chicken, and pork.

The Bestseller:  You won't be able to get enough of our best-selling EVOO and our best-selling vinegar:  Garlic Mushroom EVOO and 25 Star Dark Balsamic Vinegar.  This combination is simply irresistible and versatile.  It will go with almost anything you plan to cook.  It even tastes delicious as a bread dipper.  This combination makes a great gift for every foodie on your gift list.

 

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This week's pairings provide lots of inspiration for your Thanksgiving menu planning.  From side dishes to entrees to desserts, we have a pairing for your holiday feast.

 

Pumpkin Pie Two Ways:  We've paired our Cinnamon Infused EVOO with both our white and dark Pumpkin Pie Spice Balsamic Vinegar.  All 3 of these can be used in baking or with roasted sweet potatoes, carrots, or winter squash.  Drizzle a little Pumpkin Pie Spice Balsamic Vinegar over your scones, muffins, cheese cake, or ice cream.

Harvest Pear:  Combine Rosemary EVOO and Pear White Balsamic for a memorable treat.  Baste your turkey with this heavenly pairing or use it as a dressing on a spinach salad.  Put a little of the Pear Balsamic Vinegar in your tea for an afternoon snack.

Fall Fig:  Add a little sophistication to your Thanksgiving Dinner with this pairing of White Truffle EVOO and Fig Dark Balsamic Vinegar.  These flavors will complement not only your turkey, but also roasted potatoes and vegetables.  They also taste great as a bread dipper.  

Raspberry Cobbler:  This pairing,  of Butter Infused EVOO and Raspberry Ginger White Balsamic Vinegar ,will warm you up on a crisp Fall day, assuming we got one.  This pairing will give an unexpected and delicious twist to your turkey.  You can also use Butter Infused EVOO in place of butter both at the table and in your cooking.  

Stop by the store this week for more ideas for your Thanksgiving Dinner.  We would love to help you find the perfect flavors for your holiday celebrations.

 

Friday Favorites 10/21/16 0

Welcome to another fabulous weekend in Hot Springs! Finally, it feels like Fall and it’s almost Halloween. That means bonfires, haunted houses, football, tailgating, hiking, and more. Whatever your plans for this weekend, we hope you have a great time. If your activities bring you downtown, stop in and sample some of our delicious oils and vinegars. Here is what we are loving this weekend:

Celebrate Fall in the Gardens at Garvan Woodland Gardens takes place Saturday from 9 am until noon. This family event features trick-or-treating, treasure hunting, a pumpkin patch and more. Dress in costume and bring the whole family.

Flights of oils and vinegars. Once again, you can choose your own flight of oils and/or vinegars. Choose 3 100-milliliter bottles for $30 or 2 200-milliliter bottles for $33. This is the perfect opportunity to get started on your holiday gift shopping.

Netflix and snacking. If your weekend plans include curling up to watch scary movies, you’ll need munchies! Our Butter-Infused EVOO, White Truffle EVOO, and Garlic Mushroom EVOO taste great drizzled over popcorn. Top it off with a little Italian Black Truffle Sea Salt.​

Make it a great weekend!!