Thanksgiving Holiday Hours 2018

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From Olive-Us to Olive-You, we sincerely wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving.

We will be closed Sunday, October 7th to enjoy the holiday, and Monday October 8th (as we are usually closed Mondays),  but we will re-open with our normal store hours on Tuesday October 9th.

Thank you!

Olive~Me & Co.’s Coconut Shrimp Salad with Spicy Mango & Cilantro Salsa

x Coconut Shrimp Salad With Spicy Mango & Cilantro Salsa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recipe adapted from http://www.foodrepublic.com/
Prep: 40 mins | Cook: 10 mins | Total time: 50  mins| Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • Shrimp
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 Tbsp dried bread crumbs
  • 2 Tbsp desiccated coconut
  • 1/4 tsp dried chili flakes
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 20 (about 14 ounces) raw jumbo shrimp, peeled, with the tails left on if you like

Dressing

  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp Olive~Me & Co Mango Balsamic Vinegar
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Salsa

  • 9 ounces prepared mango chunks or 2 medium mangoes, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 2 red chilies, seeds removed if you want less heat, finely chopped
  • juice of 2 limes
  • leaves from a large handful of cilantro, roughly chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

To Serve

  • 7 oz chopped lettuce
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with baking parchment and set aside.
  3. Lightly beat the egg whites in a wide, shallow bowl to break them up.
  4. Toss the bread crumbs, coconut, chili flakes and a little salt and pepper together in another similar-sized bowl.
  5. Working in batches, toss a few of the shrimp into the egg whites, making sure they are well coated.
  6. Use a slotted spoon to lift them out, allowing the excess egg white to fall back into the bowl.
  7. Then put the prawns into the coconut crumbs, toss them about and using another slotted spoon (or you can just pick them up with your hands), transfer them onto the baking sheet in a single layer.
  8. Repeat until all are coated and then bake in the oven for 8–10 minutes.
  9. Meanwhile, make the dressing. Simply whisk the honey and vinegar together in a small bowl, season to taste and set aside.
  10. To make the salsa, toss the mango, chili, lime juice, cilantro and a little salt and pepper together and set aside also.
  11. Once cooked, the shrimp should have turned from bluish green to pink, be cooked through and the coconut crumbs crisp and lightly golden. Remove them from the oven and you are ready to serve.
  12. Divide the lettuce among four serving bowls.
  13. Spoon the salsa over, arrange five shrimp on top of each, finish with a drizzle of the dressing and serve.

4 Ways to Enjoy Brussels Sprouts

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Brussels sprouts – if you love them, here are some ways to keep it interesting. If you hate them, then these recipes might change your mind! In Ontario,  you can enjoy them locally grown, starting in September.

Brussels Sprouts N’ Cheese Dip

Ingredients:

  •  ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded (buy a block or ball and shred it yourself)
  • ¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Olive~Me & Co’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil (or try our shallot or roasted garlic)
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups shredded Brussels sprouts
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper

 Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. In a bowl, stir together yogurt, cream cheese, mozzarella, parmesan and cayenne pepper, set aside.
  3. Heat half of the olive oil in an oven-safe skillet (cast iron is great) over medium heat. Add shallot and garlic and cook for two minutes, stirring frequently. Add Brussels sprouts, salt, and pepper and cook for 4-5 minutes until wilted a bit. Remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes.
  4. Combine the Brussels sprouts and cheese mixtures.
  5. Gently clean out the skillet with a cloth and then transfer contents to the skillet and place in oven for 12-14 minutes (until sides are bubbling and top is lightly browned).
  6. After a few minutes of cooling, transfer to a serving dish. Fantastic with pita chips and/or veggies!
  • Note : you can substitute any of the dairy items with their low-fat versions if desired

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Sauteed Shredded Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb Brussels sprouts
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp Olive~Me & Co.’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tbsp Olive~Me & Co.’s Cask 18 Traditional Balsamic

 Directions:

  1. After removing the outer leaves and the ends of the Brussels sprouts, place them in a food processor fitted with a slicing disc until they’re all sliced. (You can hand slice them if you don’t have a food processor)
  2. In a large pan, over medium heat, add the butter and olive oil. Add the sliced Brussels sprouts along with salt and pepper to taste, stirring frequently, for about 4 to 5 minutes, until tender but still bright green. Stir in the balsamic vinegar, season to taste, and serve hot.

NOTE: You can use any complimentary oil and vinegar pairing in this recipe to change the flavour profile. For example, try our roasted garlic olive oil and our smoked balsamic, or perhaps our blood orange olive oil and our maple balsamic. Experiment and find your perfect pairing!  You can omit the balsamic if you prefer no sweetness in the dish.

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Spicy Orange Brussles Sprouts

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp Olive~Me & Co.’s Blood Orange Olive Oil
  • 2 lbs Brussels sprouts
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp marmalade
  • 1 tsp sriracha (more if you want to increase the heat!)
  • ½ tsp kosher salt

Directions:

  1. Clear away outer leaves of sprouts, trim off the ends and cut each sprout in half.
  2. Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add in the oil and then the sprouts. Stir and shake the skillet frequently to keep the sprouts moving in the heat. Reduce heat a little if it seems like the Brussels sprouts are about to burn.
  3. Just before the sprouts are fully cooked, add the remaining ingredients. Stir to combine then cover the skillet. Steam the sprouts in the covered skillet until they are tender and the juice has thickened.

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Sweet and Spicy Grilled Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts (the more similar in size, the better the outcome)
  • 2 Tbsp Olive~Me & Co.’s Roasted Garlic or Shallot olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp Sutter Buttes Jalapeno Whiskey Mustard
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper

 Directions:

  1. Heat grill to medium.
  2. Remove outer leaves and stems of Brussels and place them into a large, microwave safe mixing bowl. Heat on high for 3 minutes.
  3. Add the olive oil, mustard, salt and pepper then toss to combine.
  4. Once sprouts are cool enough to handle, skewer 4 to 5 Brussels sprouts per metal skewer (half an inch apart from each other) while being sure the stem ends are all facing in the same direction.
  5. Place the skewers onto the grill with stem end closest to the flame. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Turn the skewers over and continue to cook for another 5 minutes.

NOTE: You can brush any remaining mixture onto sprouts at the end of cooking if you’d like the flavours to be a little stronger.

 

Olive~Me & Co.’s Fresh Corn Salad

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Recipe adapted from http://www.olivesandsprigs.com/

Serves: 8

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Olive~Me & Co White Jalapeno Lime Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 4 ears fresh corn, cooked
  • 1/2 cup finely diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 cup orange pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely torn
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil leaves, pulled apart
  • 1 tablespoon fresh jalapeño, seeds removed, diced very fine
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • (optional) 1-2 cups small arugula leaves (for more iron, vitamin K, and fiber)

Instructions:

  1. For dressing, in a glass bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, sugar, 1 teaspoon sea salt and black pepper. Let stand while preparing salad.
  2. For salad, cut corn kernels from cobs. In a large bowl toss corn and remaining ingredients except the sea salt and arugula leaves.
  3. To serve, transfer salad to large serving bowl. Season with the 1/2 teaspoon sea salt.  Add the dressing, gently thread in arugula leaves.  Serve immediately.

Olive~Me & Co.’s Lemon and Blueberry Cake

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imagesource reciperain.com recipe  – adapted from natashaskitchen.com

Ingredients:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup Olive~Me & Co.’s Meyer Lemon Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 C all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 medium lemon zest and juice, divided
  • 1/2 Tbsp corn starch
  • 16 oz fresh blueberries
  • Powdered sugar to garnish (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat Oven to 375˚F.
  2. Lightly butter a 9-inch spring-form pan and line the bottom with parchment.
  3. Beat eggs and sugar with whisk attachment on high speed 5 min, or until light in color and thick.
  4. Add sour cream, Olive~Me & Co’s Meyer Lemon Olive Oil, vanilla, and salt and whisk on low speed until well combined.
  5. Whisk together the flour with the baking powder then add to batter a third at a time, whisking to incorporate with each addition (do not over mix). Add 1 Tbsp lemon juice and the zest.
  6. Rinse blueberries and drain well. In a medium bowl, toss blueberries with corn starch and 1 tsp lemon juice, stirring until cornstarch is incorporated.
  7. Pour half of batter into prepared spring-form pan and spread evenly. Top with half of the blueberries. Spread with remaining batter then sprinkle remaining blueberries evenly over the top, pushing them about halfway into the batter.
  8. Bake at 375˚F for 45 to 55 min, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  9. Let cake rest in the pan 15-20 min then remove ring and cool until room temp or just warm.
  10. Serve dusted with powdered sugar if desired.

Olive~Me & Co.’s Sesame Udon Noodles with Chicken, Broccoli, and Mushrooms

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cooked boneless, skinless, chicken breasts, chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 2 servings of udon noodles (around 56g)
  • 1 to 2 C broccoli florets (amount to your preference)
  • 2/3 C chopped cremini mushrooms
  • 1 Tbsp Olive~Me & Co.’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil (or try our Roasted Garlic, or Thai Chili)
  • ½ Tbsp minced garlic

Sauce:

  1. 1/4 C low sodium soy sauce
  2. 1 Tbsp Olive~Me & Co.’s Toasted Sesame Oil
  3. 1 Tbsp freshly grated ginger
  4. 1 ½ Tbsp honey

Directions:

  1. Cook udon nooles to package directions (boiled or fried) (set aside once done).
  2. While noodles are cooking, mix the sauce and set aside.
  3. heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat, then add in garlic and mushrooms. Cook about 4-5 minutes.
  4. add in broccoli florets. Cook about 5-6 minutes (broccoli should be bright green but still have a little crunch)
  5. at this point, add in your noodles, sauce, and chicken. Stir well.

Serve and garnish with sesame seeds if desired.

Note: Tofu is an excellent substitute for the chicken! Just add it in when you start to cook the mushrooms.

Olive~Me & Co.’s Watermelon Feta Bites with Basil Olive Oil

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/4 cup Olive~Me & Co.’s Basil olive oil
  • watermelon, sliced into 1 inch cubes
  • block of feta cheese, cut into ¼ inch cubes
  • salt (optional)
  • freshly ground black pepper (optional)
  • basil leaves for garnish (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Arrange watermelon cubes on serving tray and place a feta cube on each
  2. Drizzle with Olive~Me & Co’s Basil Olive Oil
  3. Lightly salt and/or pepper each set if desired (i.e. if your feta is already very salty, omit the salt)
  4. Garnish and Serve

Olive-Me & Co.’s Rib Steak with Parsley Pesto

image source bbqwar.com

image source bbqwar.com

Recipe adapted from Food & Drink magazine – Winter 2015

Ingredients:

  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 rib steaks about 3 inches thick (get them as similarly sized as possible so they cook at the same rate)

Parsley pesto:

  • 1 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1/3 C oregano or cilantro leaves
  • 2 cups Italian parsley leaves
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 Tbs red wine vinegar (for a sweeter outcome, try our Rosato Wine Vinegar)
  • ½ cup any Olive-Me & Co Extra Virgin Olive Oil (or try our roasted garlic olive oil)
  • 2 Tbs any Olive-Me & Co Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Directions:

  1. Salt and pepper the rib steaks and place in fridge for 2 hours before cooking
  2. Preheat oven to 450 F
  3. Place garlic, oregano or cilantro, parsley, chili flakes and cumin in a food processor. Pulse to combine, but leave a little texture. Stir in red wine vinegar and olive oil. Set aside.
  4. Heat ovenproof skillet over high heat, then add 2 Tbs olive oil. When oil is hot, add steaks and sear 5 minutes per side.
  5. Transfer skillet and steaks to the oven and roast 8 – 10 minutes for medium-rare.  Place on carving board and let sit for 10 minutes before carving.
  6. Cut into ¼ inch slices. Drizzle with pesto.

 

Olive~Me & Co Chocolate Jalapeno Balsamic Pork Tenderloin

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image source: pinterest

Recipe Adapted from http://www.epicurious.com/

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Pork Tenderloin
  • 1/4 cup Olive~Me & Co Roasted Garlic Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Olive~Me & Co Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. fresh Rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. black pepper, course grind
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt

Instructions

  1. In a zip-lock bag, place the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, rosemary and pepper. Squeeze bag to mix.
  2. Place the pork tenderloin in the bag and place in the refrigerator to marinade, at least 30 minutes or all day. Turn bag occasionally.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  4. Sprinkle salt over pork tenderloin.
  5. Heat an oven-proof skillet on the stove over medium high heat. Braise the pork 2 minutes per side until nicely browned. Discard the remaining marinade.
  6. Place the skillet into the oven and roast the pork for 15-20 minutes or until pork reaches an internal temperature of 150 degrees.
  7. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes then slice into 1/2 inch rounds

TIPS: Add some freshly chopped garlic into the marinade if you want a stronger garlic flavour. Garnish with sprigs of rosemary.

Olive~Me & Co.’s Annual Easter Egg “Hunt”

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Choose an egg from our basket, between March 24 and April 1st, for a guaranteed 10% to 40% off your oil and/or vinegar purchase!

 

(cannot be combined with other discounts of offers. Valid for our standard bottle sizes; 250ml, 375ml, 500ml)