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Flavors of the Week, 1/2/17 2

We're starting off 2017 with a BANG!  We featured some incredible flavors this week.  Run, don't walk, downtown to the shop and try out these tasty delights!

-- Lavender and Basil:  So fresh and light, yet full of flavor! Basil EVOO and Lavender Dark Balsamic Vinegar are a match made in EvilO heaven.  This combo will take salads, roasted veggies, and chicken to the next level.  

-- Spicy Garlic:  This combination of Garlic EVOO and Jalapeño White Balsamic Vinegar is perfect for anything you want to throw on the grill.  Individually, this jalapeño vinegar tastes incredible drizzled on tacos, pico, guacamole, salsa, and fajitas.  

-- Tuscan Peach:  My favorite pairing this week brings together Tuscan Herb EVOO and Peach White Balsamic Vinegar.  This tastes simply divine.  Perfect for bread dipping, salads, veggies, chicken, pork, you name it.  This is a must-taste pairing.

-- Citrus Dipper:  We poured our Tres Oliva EVOO from Spain and sprinkled it with the Mediterranean Citrus Herb Bread Dipper.  It makes a yummy and flavorful appetizer or snack.

-- Cheeburger Cheeburger Soup:  In the crockpot, we are featuring this cheesy take on the All-American dish.  It is perfect for these rainy days we've experienced lately.

-- White Chocolate Peppermint Pie:  We often sample our White Chocolate Peppermint Cheeseball, but this week we made it into a pie.  Game. Changer.  Mix thawed Cool Whip, softened cream cheese, and this mix for a delicious filling.  Next, pour it into a chocolate graham cracker crust.  So easy, so delicious.

Here's to a great 2017.  Let us know which oil or vinegar is your favorite for the new year

 

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This week before Christmas, we are highlighting some of our staff's favorite combinations.  All 3 of these pairings make great gifts.

-- Smokey Garlic:  Another version of this delicious flavor combination.  This option features Smokey Hickory EVOO and Garlic Dark Balsamic Vinegar.  It is the perfect marinade for anything grilled or smoked.  A perennial favorite.

-- Strawberry Fields:  Combines Meyer Lemon EVOO and Strawberry White Balsamic Vinegar.  This combination tastes great as a light, fresh salad dressing or even in salsas or pico de gallo.  

-- Tuscan Herb and Sassy Italian:  Pour a little Tuscan Herb EVOO and sprinkle with the Sassy Italian Bread Dipper.  Serve this with some French bread for an appetizer at your holiday gatherings.  Your guests will love it.

We can package these in beautiful gift bags or baskets, and we can also help you design a custom gift too.  Stop by the shop this week!

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.

 

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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.