SUMMER PEACH CAPRESE SALAD

SUMMER PEACH CAPRESE SALAD

8 oz. good quality whole milk ricotta / or your choice of cheese A large ripe peach, sliced 1/4 cup fresh torn basil leaves 2 tablespoons Peach White Balsamic 2 tablespoons Oro Bailen Picual salt & pepper to taste Arrange the sliced peaches on a platter sandwiching one tablespoon of ricotta, and basil between the

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RASPBERRY WHITE BALSAMIC “MOJITO”

RASPBERRY WHITE BALSAMIC “MOJITO”

1 small sprig mint 2 slices of lime 4-6 fresh raspberries 2 tablespoons Wild Cascadian Raspberry White Balsamic 2 fluid ounces rum (4 tablespoons) 2 fluid ounces club soda (4 tablespoons) Directions Muddle mint leaves, lime, raspberries, and balsamic together in a shaker. Fill the shaker with ice and add the rum; cover and shake

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Mediterranean Orzo Pasta Salad

Mediterranean Orzo Pasta Salad

This Orzo pasta salad combines artichoke hearts, tomatoes, olives, and feta to create this Greek inspired dish! Ingredients * 1 ½ cups orzo pasta uncooked * 6 ounces marinated artichoke hearts juices reserved * 1 cup english cucumber diced * 1 pint grape tomatoes halved * ½ cup kalamata olives sliced and pitted * ⅓

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Cranberry Blueberry Salad with Blueberry Balsamic Dressing

Cranberry Blueberry Salad with Blueberry Balsamic Dressing

Ingredients 1 heaping cup blueberries 1 4-5 oz bag spring mix salad greens 1/2 English cucumber, chopped 1/2 cup mandarin orange segments 1/4 cup dried cranberries 2-4 T roasted unsalted sunflower seeds BLUEBERRY BALSAMIC DRESSING: 1 cup blueberries 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar 2 T red wine vinegar 2 T dijon mustard 1 T honey 1

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Honey Balsamic Bruschetta Salmon

Honey Balsamic Bruschetta Salmon

Ingredients * 4 6-ounce salmon fillets * salt and pepper, to taste * 4 tablespoons butter * 7 tablespoons honey divided * 1 cup balsamic vinegar * 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved or quartered * 1/3 cup fresh basil thinly sliced * 1/4 cup finely grated parmesan cheese * cracked black pepper for topping Instructions

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Persian Lime Chicken with Broccoli and Cashews

Persian Lime Chicken with Broccoli and Cashews

6 oz chicken breast cut into small pieces 2 T Persian Lime Olive Oil 1 T Champagne Vinegar 1 1/2 cups broccoli florets 1/4 cup salted cashews, chopped 2 cups prepared Jasmine rice 4 t tamari (can be substituted with soy sauce) salt and pepper Preheat the oven to 350 Put the cut up chicken

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Summer Linguine with Shrimp (or Langostinos) with Lemon or Harissa Olive Oil *2 ways to cook*

Summer Linguine with Shrimp (or Langostinos) with Lemon or Harissa Olive Oil *2 ways to cook*

Lemon Olive Oil will add more of a citrus flavor. Harissa Olive Oil will add more of a “heat/spicy” flavor. Ingredients 1 lb linguine pasta 2 shallots diced 2 garlic cloves minced 1 lb Shrimp or Langostinos ¼ cup lemon juice (about 2 lemons) 1 lemon zested 1 tsp salt ½ tsp freshly ground black

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Roasted Veggies with Balsamic and Parmesan

Roasted Veggies with Balsamic and Parmesan

Directions for in the Oven or on the Grill 2 Zucchini 2 Summer squash 1 Red onion 2 Red bell pepper 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese Dressing: 1/4 cup Balsamic vinegar 2 tsp Minced garlic 1 tbs Honey 1/4 tsp Salt 1/8 tsp Pepper Oven: Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a large baking pan with

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Grilling season is right around the corner

Grilling season is right around the corner

Grilling season is right around the corner. Try this amazingly delicious chicken marinade!! Ingredients 2 lbs. Chicken Breasts Tenders, or Thighs 1/3 – 1/2 cup Garlic Olive Oil 3 T Fresh Lemon Juice 3 T Soy Sauce 2 T Traditional Balsamic Vinegar 1/4 cup Brown Sugar 1 T Worcestershire Sauce 3 Garlic Cloves minced or

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Balsamic Mushroom Pizza with Goat Cheese

Balsamic Mushroom Pizza with Goat Cheese

1 pizza dough for a 12-inch pizza For the sauce: 2 T garlic olive oil or your favorite EVOO 3 cloves garlic, minced For the mushrooms: 3 ounces crimini mushrooms, sliced 1 T olive oil 1/4 t red pepper flakes salt and pepper to taste For the toppings: 1 C mozzarella cheese, shredded 1/2 C

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Sunday Morning Balsamic Beer Mimosas

Sunday Morning Balsamic Beer Mimosas

3 ounces orange juice 1 oz Pineapple White Balsamic Vinegar (Peach White Balsamic is also really good!) 12 ounces IPA or favorite wheat beer Add the orange juice and white balsamic vinegar to a pint glass and stir until combined. Pour in the beer, stir gently and enjoy! Garnish with an orange wedge!

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5 Things I Always Have in My Pantry

5 Things I Always Have in My Pantry

I’ve been cooking more than ever the past few years and there are a few things I ALWAYS have on the shelves in my pantry. When I look at all of my recipes, there is a common thread of ingredients across everything. Let’s start with the obvious – salt and pepper. I am a true

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CILANTRO JALAPENO HUMMUS

CILANTRO JALAPENO HUMMUS

Ingredients 1 15 oz Can chickpeas drained and deskinned 2 T Cilantro roughly chopped 2 Cloves of garlic peeled 1 T Jalapeno roughly chopped (about 1/2 a jalapeno) 1/2 T Fresh lemon juice 1 T Fresh lime juice Pinch of Salt and Pepper 1 1/2 T Cilantro and Roasted Onion Olive oil 1 T Water

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CAPRESE ORZO SALAD WITH BALSAMIC SYRUP

CAPRESE ORZO SALAD WITH BALSAMIC SYRUP

INGREDIENTS Balsamic Syrup ⅔ cup Traditional balsamic vinegar 2 T honey 1 T dijon mustard Salad ½ box orzo pasta, whole wheat or regular 1 pint grape tomatoes 6 ounces fresh mozzarella (the pearls are the best) ½ cup packed fresh basil leaves ¼ cup olive oil, plus 2 tablespoons olive oil (your favorite EVOO

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ROASTED GREEN BEANS & MUSHROOMS

ROASTED GREEN BEANS & MUSHROOMS

INGREDIENTS1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and halved8 ounces mushrooms, cleaned and halved8-10 whole garlic cloves, halved2 T your favorite EVOO (wild mushroom & sage or garlic would work great as well)1 T traditional balsamic vinegarSalt and pepper, to taste

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Arugula Watermelon Salad

Arugula Watermelon Salad

Ingredients 4 cups arugula 2 cups watermelon, chopped 1 cucumber, spiralized 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled Traditional Balsamic Fresh ground pepper Salad Fill a large salad bowl with arugula greens. Add in the chunks of watermelon, spiralized cucumber and sprinkle plenty of feta on top. Crack fresh ground pepper on top and drizzle the balsamic...

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Bruschetta Chicken Pasta

Bruschetta Chicken Pasta

Ingredients Bruschetta: 1 pound Roma tomatoes about 6, seeded and diced 2 cloves garlic minced ½ cup torn fresh basil plus leaves for garnish if desired 1 T balsamic vinegar Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper Chicken & Pasta: 1/2 pound angel hair pasta half of a 16 ounce box 1-1 ½ pounds boneless, skinless

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BALSAMIC CHICKEN WITH CREAMY MUSHROOM SAUCE

BALSAMIC CHICKEN WITH CREAMY MUSHROOM SAUCE

4 Medium-large Boneless skinless Chicken Breasts (almost 2 pounds) Kosher Salt and ground Black Pepper 4 tablespoons Unsalted Butter divided 1 1/2 cups chopped Yellow Onion 8 ounces Cremini Mushrooms cleaned 1 cup Low Sodium Chicken Stock 1 teaspoon fresh Thyme leaves 1/2 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes 2 tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar 1/2 cup...

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Dark Chocolate Slow Cooker Fondue with Blood Orange Agrumato & Aged Balsamic

Dark Chocolate Slow Cooker Fondue with Blood Orange Agrumato & Aged Balsamic

Ingredients: 1 pound dark chocolate chips or whole bars chopped coarsely 1 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup milk 2 Tbs. Blood Orange Agrumato Olive Oil 1 Tbs. Fresh Orange Zest 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Pinch kosher salt 2 tablespoons Tangerine Dark Balsamic or Traditional, Vanilla, Cherry, etc… Cookies, Fruit, marshmallows or pound cake, for...

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Roasted Hasselback Potatoes With Garlic Infused Olive Oil

Roasted Hasselback Potatoes With Garlic Infused Olive Oil

8 medium red new potatoes 1/2 cup garlic olive oil ( You could also substitiue with any non-infused UP EVOO or Chipotle Olive Oil, Gremolata Olive Oil, Baklouti Chili Olive Oil, Harissa Olive Oil, or Mushroom Sage Olive Oil) 2 teaspoons kosher salt fresh ground pepper to taste 1 cup grated cheddar (optional) or any

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Cream of Roasted Pepper & Tomato Soup With Tuscan Herb Olive Oil

Cream of Roasted Pepper & Tomato Soup With Tuscan Herb Olive Oil

Ingredients 2 – 28 oz. cans tomato puree 1/2 cup white wine 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock 2 large red bell peppers, roasted, seeded, peeled and chopped, or one jar of roasted red peppers, drained & chopped 3 tablespoons Tuscan Herb Olive Oil 1 medium yellow onion, finely diced 4 large cloves garlic, minced

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Caesar Salad Dressing +++

Caesar Salad Dressing +++

Ingredients 1/2 cup garlic infused extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1/4 cup finely grated parmesan cheese Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 egg yolk 1 tablespoon juice from 1 lemon 4 anchovies 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce Directions Combine egg yolk, lemon juice, anchovies, Worcestershire sauce and 1/4 cup parmesan cheese in the...

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Cara Cara Cocktail

Cara Cara Cocktail

Madagascar vanilla and Cara Cara oranges make this balsamic rich and delicious. Your favorite vodka makes it a refreshing cocktail with just the right amount of kick! Ingredients 4-6 shots your favorite vodka, depending on how strong you like your cocktails 2 T Cara Cara Orange Vanilla Balsamic 3/4 T honey, to taste 2 c

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Sex on the Peach Ball

Sex on the Peach Ball

1.5 oz vodka 1 oz Olive Oil’s & More Peach Aged White Balsamic Vinegar 2 oz Pineapple juice 1 oz Cranberry juice Directions: 1. In a shaker, combine ice cubes, vodka, Peach Aged White Balsamic Vinegar, pineapple juice, and cranberry juice. Shake. 2. Strain into large martini glass 3. Garnish with fresh lime wheel.

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Simple Caprese

Simple Caprese

Layer tomato, basil leaves and mozzarella cheese slices and drizzle with Real Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Traditional Aged 18 Yr. Balsamic Vinegar. This is a staple at my house!!.

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Bok Choy Salad

Bok Choy Salad

Bok Choy & Romaine lettuce, soak/clean well.  Add sliced parmesan, onion, dressed with Gremolata Olive Oil and Sicilian Lemon Balsamic Vinegar.

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Pomegranate Salad

Pomegranate Salad

Pomegranate seeds and juice, spinach lettuce, sliced apples, pears along with gorgonzola cheese, dressed with a splash of Pomegranate Balsamic Vinegar & Lemon Oil. Always use more vinegar than oil and you can add dijon mustard, 1/4 tsp.

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Warm Italian Kale Salad

Warm Italian Kale Salad

Saute kale and spinach or arugula  leaves in oil, add cannellini beans after straining, chopped red onion and sliced red peppers, cook to warmth and serve with any Aged Balsamic Vinegar!

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Berries, peaches, jalapeno pepper salad

Berries, peaches, jalapeno pepper salad

Berries, peaches, jalapeno pepper salad drizzle with Jalapeno Balsamic Vinegar!

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Beet Salad

Beet Salad

Roast/cool beets, roasted pecans, goat cheese, romaine or butter lettuce, Cranberry Pear Balsamic Vinegar along with an oil of your choice.  I used small amount (1 tsp.) of  lemon olive oil.  Provided by Rachel

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Vito’s Olive Salad

Vito’s Olive Salad

Olives, some sliced and whole, 1 onion sliced, celery sliced, artichokes and Garlic Olive Oil and red wine or white balsamic vinegar, salt/pepper/oregano spices.

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Peach Caprese Salad

Peach Caprese Salad

sliced peaches, mozzarella cheese sliced and layered, basil leaves or seasonings and drizzle White Peach Balsamic Vinegar, for a tangy effect, Blood Orange Olive Oil also drizzled..

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Watermellon Salad

Watermellon Salad

Ball your mellon, used Mozzarella balls, Oregeno or Fig Balsamic Vinegar drizzle.

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Blueberry and Orange Salad

Blueberry and Orange Salad

blueberries, sliced oranges, nuts, kale, onion, romaine lettuce, carrots grated, drizzled with our Blood Orange Olive Oil and Blueberry Balsamic Vinegar.

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CAPRESE SALADS

CAPRESE SALADS

good tomatoes, fresh basil leaves chopped, mozzarella cheese, sliced, diced, whole or  layered.  We used our wonderful Traditional Aged 18 Year Balsamic and if you want a wonderful green EVOO or no oils.  Our balsamic vinegars are that good!

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Cranberry Pear Slaw

Cranberry Pear Slaw

 This is so good on many dishes, sweet potato, slaw, chicken/fish.  For this recipe, we used 1 head of cabbage, 1 large onion, 1 carrot shredded, 1 jalapeno sliced/diced.   Cranberry Pear Balsamic Vinegar approximately 2 tablespoons.   You can add, almonds, cranberries, apples any fruit/veggie goes well.

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Toasted Sesame Salad

Toasted Sesame Salad

Simple orange slices, variety lettuce, onion sliced, sesame seeds, edamame beans, dressed with our Toasted Sesame Oil/Tangerine Balsamic Vinegar.

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Introducing The World’s Best Olive Oils For 2016

Introducing The World’s Best Olive Oils For 2016

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Premium Ingredients Define Gourmet Cooking

Premium Ingredients Define Gourmet Cooking

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Treating The Olive Trees Like Grapevines

Treating The Olive Trees Like Grapevines

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Gentle Manual Harvesting And Processing

Gentle Manual Harvesting And Processing

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Integration Of The Oil Mills In The Finca

Integration Of The Oil Mills In The Finca

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Want to Stay Healthy for Longer? Switch to Olive Oil

Want to Stay Healthy for Longer? Switch to Olive Oil

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Producers of the Best Greek Olive Oils

Producers of the Best Greek Olive Oils

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How Olive Oil Fits in a Healthy Lifestyle

How Olive Oil Fits in a Healthy Lifestyle

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3 Ingredients That Make Cooking Easier and Faster

3 Ingredients That Make Cooking Easier and Faster

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5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Olive Oil

5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Olive Oil

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Olive Oil is the saviour For Skin

Olive Oil is the saviour For Skin

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10 Secrets of Olive Oil

10 Secrets of Olive Oil

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5 Ways to Get Your Daily Dose of EVOO

5 Ways to Get Your Daily Dose of EVOO

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