Father’s Day BBQ? Try some of our seasonings, salts, and rubs!

some spices rubs

 

Are you planning a barbecue for father’s day? Stop in an pick up some of our seasonings, salts, and rubs! Applewood Smoked Sea Salt for anything you want to give a smoky depth to. Southern Style Cajun Rub for a pleasant kick of heat. Chili Lime Rub to spice up meats – especially pork! Roasting and BBQ for just about anything at all.  We have many more to choose from as well.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Olive~Me & Co. Balsamic-Glazed Steak Rolls

balsamic glazed steak rolls
Recipe adapted from https://www.tablespoon.com
 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 8 thin slices sirloin or flank steak (length and width according to personal preference)
  • Olive~Me & Co. House Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 medium zucchini, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 medium yellow onion, halved and then thinly sliced
  • A few white button or cremini mushrooms, cut into thin strips

FOR THE ROSEMARY BALSAMIC GLAZE:

  • 1 teaspoon Olive~Me & Co. House Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup Olive~Me & Co. Cask 18 Traditional Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Olive~Me & Co. Rosato Wine Vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • ¼ cup beef  broth

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Rub each side of the steak slices with a little Olive~Me & Co. House Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Sprinkle with salt, freshly ground black pepper and some chopped fresh rosemary.
  2. Heat one tablespoon of Olive~Me & Co. House Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a skillet over medium-high heat and cook the vegetables until crisp-tender, seasoning with salt and pepper.
  3. Place a few of the vegetable strips vertically on one end of each steak cutlet so that once rolled up the end of the vegetables are sticking out of each end of the steak roll.
  4. Roll it up, and secure it with a toothpick. Repeat for each steak roll.
  5. For the rosemary balsamic glaze:
  6. Heat the Olive~Me & Co. House Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook for one minute, until fragrant. Add Olive~Me & Co. Cask 18 Traditional Balsamic Vinegar, Olive~Me & Co. Rosato Wine Vinegar, brown sugar and the rosemary sprigs and bring to a rapid boil. Reduce the heat and simmer uncovered for 5 minutes. Add the broth, return to a boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer for another 15 minutes. Discard the rosemary sprigs.
  7. Prepare the grill and grill on each side for about 2 minutes or according to desired doneness. Do the same if cooking them in a skillet, frying over medium-high heat until done.
  8. Serve immediately drizzled with the rosemary balsamic glaze. Baked potatoes make a great accompaniment.

Saturday June 10th – White Balsamic Sale!

One day only! Saturday June 10th – Flash Sale on all of our White Balsamic Vinegars! One day only – 15% off. Perfect for green salads, fruit salads, marinades, roasted vegetables, and more.

Unique Wedding Favours from Olive~Me & Co.

cut cake

Are you getting married and looking for unique wedding favours? Olive~Me & Co. offers beautiful, personalized, favours! Let us help you create lasting memories and something your guests will love to take home. Call (519-471-6548) or visit (1570 Hyde Park Rd. London) for more details.

Seasonal recipes to shake things up!

Here are some recipes containing some seasonal fruits or vegetables to possibly give you some new ideas and shake things up a bit!

Olive-Me & Co Beets with Rhubarb Salad

Olive~Me & Co’s Baked Asparagus with Fig Balsamic

Olive~Me & Co’s Spring Vegetable Pasta with Lemon & Chive Sauce

Olive~Me & Co. Strawberries with Chocolate Jalapeno Balsamic

Olive~Me & Co.’s Strawberry Balsamic Salsa

Olive~Me & Co’s Almond Crusted Strawberry Balsamic Chicken Breasts

* if you have any favourite recipes using any of our products, please send them to us and we can post them one our website! (info@olivemeco.com)

This year, give your favourite teachers a unique gift from Olive~Me & Co.

stocking stuffers

Looking for a unique teacher gift this year? Olive~Me & Co. can help you come up with a great and affordable idea. We can even customize the labels for you to include a special message for your favourite teachers! Stop by or call 519-471-6548 to place an order for pick-up.

Help Wanted: Retail Inventory Associate

SUMMARY:

Assist customers with the tasting experience as they enter the store. “Foodies” with an interest and passion for cooking are preferred. 15-25 hrs per week including weekends. The Olive ~ Me & Co. Tasting Room Associate is responsible for conducting the daily retail operations and transactions while providing excellent customer service. The incumbent, working within a customer service/sales orientated environment, is expected to be responsive to the needs and concerns of customers, understand product knowledge and all information related to our business. In keeping with Olive~Me & Co. values and competencies, the incumbent develops and maintains positive working relationships with all contacts internal and external to our business.

RELATIONSHIPS:

Reports to: Manager
Subordinate Staff: None
Other internal contacts: None
External contacts: General Public/Suppliers

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES:

1. Implements retail procedures

a) Executes daily retail operations and transactions.
b) Provides high level of customer service implementing store standards.
c) Bottles, labels and fills orders and bottles product to restock shelves
d) Assist with moving/managing inventory between warehouse and store
e) Knows and implements the store’s loss prevention guidelines. Operate cash register, Customer service oriented, Set up displays of merchandise in windows or display cases, Process money, cheque and credit/debit card payment, Operate computerized inventory record keeping and re-ordering systems, Provide advice about merchandise, Suggest ways to care for goods, Suggestive selling, Work with minimal supervision
f) Set ups booth at trade shows and travels to events occasionally promoting product

2. Maintains the retail store

a) Organizes, cleans and maintains the cashier station, retail areas and fusti tanks.
b) Assists with the set-up of displays and merchandizing plans under the direction of the owner.
c) Assists the owner with Shipping/Receiving, stocking the shelves, filling tanks and bottles and ticketing merchandise.

 

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

Education

  • Minimum Grade 12 required.

Experience

  • Previous experience in retail sales required.
  • Experience with a Point of Sale system is required.

PERFORMANCE COMPETENCIES:

Performance criteria shall include achievement of tasks set out in the position description, annual major objectives, and the completion of special assignments including: Core Performance Competencies for all employees of Olive~Me & Co.:

  • Building Rapport/Sales
  • Client/Customer Awareness.
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Listening Skills
  • Organizing/Planning Ability
  • Personal Work Ethic

In addition to the Core Competencies identified as being required by all Olive~Me and Co. staff, the following competencies are also integral to the position:

MUST HAVE OWN VEHICLE AND BE ABLE TO DRIVE….Must be able to lift inventory

  • Attention to Detail and product knowledge
  • Energy Level and physically be able to lift and move inventory around store when needed
  • Integrity
  • Sensitivity
  • Tact
  • Team Skills
  • Tolerance of Stress

Must be comfortable in social media sphere and public sphere.

Our website is olivemeco.com.

Please forward resume and cover letter to jennifer@olivemeco.com

 

Easter Weekend Hours 2017

easter

We will be closed Good Friday (14th) and Easter Sunday (16th). But we will be open Saturday the 15th to help you with any last minute Easter dinner needs. Don’t forget, we also carry tapenades, olives, mustards, dipping oils, salts, rubs and seasonings to help round out any meal!

Olive~Me & Co. Creamy Turkey Soup

creamy-turkey-soupServes 8

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups diced cooked turkey
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 celery stalks, diced
  • 2 medium to large carrots, diced
  • 1 cup fresh sliced mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil (1 TBS fresh)
  • 1 garlic clove (finely diced)
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons Olive~Me & Co. Rosemary Olive Oil
  • 3 cups chicken broth (or homemade turkey broth)
  • 2 cups diced potatoes
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • Sour cream to garnish
  • Fresh parsley to garnish

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Sauté all vegetables (except the potatoes), basil, garlic and in the 2 tsp butter and 2 Tbsp Olive~Me & Co Rosemary Olive Oil until softened.
  2. Add potatoes, turkey and broth.
  3. Simmer about 15 minutes.
  4. Reduce the heat and add milk, salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Simmer about 20 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and serve hot with a dab of sour cream and a sprinkle of parsley.

SUGGESTIONS: Top with a drizzle of Olive~Me & Co. Habanero Olive Oil or Olive~Me & Co. Thai Chili Olive Oil for a kick of heat, or even  Olive~Me & Co’s Roasted Garlic Olive Oil for a deeper garlic flavour!

 

DIY Artisan Pizza – Next-Level New Year’s party food!

diy-artisan-pizzaSimple and delicious!!

DIY Pizzas are a delicious way to bring together the family on a cooking project. If you are not making your own pizza dough, simply buy flatbread at the grocery store.

Decide on your favourite toppings, we love to incorporate Sutter Buttes Tapenades. Try the Sun-Dried Tomato & Olive, Fig & Olive, or Parmesan-Asiago as a base, add your ingredients and cover with fresh mozzarella.

Use Farmhouse Tapenade as an ingredient along with other gourmet toppings.

Bake to melt the cheese and serve!

Don’t forget Olive~Me & Co Oils and Vinegar to drizzle on top as a finishing touch.

Pizza Pairing Suggestions:

  • Fig & Olive Tapenade with Prosciutto and Arugula
  • Parmesan-Asiago Spread with Zucchini, Tomatoes and Garlic
  • Sun-Dried Tomato Tapenade with Salami, Italian Sausage, Cherry Tomatoes and Fresh Basil
  • Try Thai Chili Oil or our Traditional Cask 18 Balsamic to put the finishing touch on your homemade treat.