HOLIDAY GIFT: Extra Virgin Olive Oil From Oliviers & Co.

[1] An outstanding EVOO in an exquisite bottle (photos #1 and #2 © Oliviers & Co). [2] The bottle arrives in a gift box, ready to bestow upon a lucky person. It includes a pouring spout. [3] Green olives, freshly harvested and washed, ready to crush into oil (photos #3 and #4 © Sabatino Leone,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Know Your Balsamic Vinegar (It’s Balsamic Vinegar Of Modena Day)

[1] Two types of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena you should know: regular and invecchiato, which is aged in barrels for three years or more (all photos © Balsamic Vinegar Of Modena). [2] There are several uses for balsamic below, but one you might not have thought of is on ice cream! [3] The EU’s Protected…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make An Herb Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

The recipe is below. But first, a brief history of salad dressing.     SALAD DRESSING HISTORY Salad greens were picked and eaten by man, likely from the furthest days of prehistory. But salad dressing came much later. We know from the written record that the Babylonians used oil and vinegar for dressing greens nearly…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Lime Vinaigrette

[1] Instead of vinegar, you can mix different acids to make a vinaigrette. We often use lemon juice, but lime juice is even perkier (photo © Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog). [2] Fresh lime juice makes the perkiest vinaigrette. In Key lime season, you can use Key limes for less acidity (photo © Lisa Fotios…
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