Olive~Me & Co.’s Kickin’ Coleslaw

kickin coleslaw

 

recipe submitted by Jennifer Fontaine

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. Olive~Me & Co.’s White Jalapeno Lime Balsamic
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive~Me & Co.’s House Blend Olive Oil (Or Roasted Garlic or Shallot Olive Oil)
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. Sutter Buttes Traditional, or Chardonnay, or Cabernet Mustard
  • ¼ tsp. celery seeds
  • Salt and pepper to taste (about a pinch of each)
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage (regular and/or red)
  • 1 carrot, peeled and grated
  • ½ small red onion, thinly sliced
  • (optional) ½ garlic clove, minced
  • (optional) 2 Tbsp. mayonnaise (to make creamy coleslaw)

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl, cover and refrigerate for at least one hour before serving. Great BBQ side dish – or try in s pulled pork sandwich!

Olive~Me & Co’s Panzanella Salad

image source http://dishingouthealth.com

image source http://dishingouthealth.com

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

Ingredients:

  • 1 (12- to 16-ounce) loaf artisan bread (8 to 10 very full cups) (fresh or stale)
  • 2 to 3 large heirloom tomatoes (3 pounds, about 8 cups chopped into bite sized pieces)
  • 1/2 large cucumber (chopped into bite sized pieces)
  • 1 medium red or yellow bell pepper (chopped into bite sized pieces)
  • 1/2 medium red onion (sliced and soaked in cold water 10-15 minutes before assembling salad)
  • 1/2 cup any Olive~Me & Co’s EVOO (or try our Basil Olive Oil if you don’t have fresh basil)  plus more
    oil if choosing method # 2 for the bread. See below)
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar (or Olive~Me & Co’s Rosato Wine Vinegar for a sweeter salad)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced basil
  • Fresh Parmigiano Reggiano (if choosing method #2 for the bread. See below)

Directions:

1. Slice the bread into 1-inch cubes: Slice or tear the bread into roughly 1-inch cubes (around 10 cups of bread)

2. Dry the bread:  (note: if you have very dry bread already, simply cube it to continue)

Method # 1: place cubes on baking tray and bake in a 300°F oven until hardened on the outside but still slightly soft in the middle (about 15 to 20 minutes) stirring once or twice during baking. Let cool completely.

Method # 2: 2-3 day old stale bread , cut into 1-inch cubes. Place in large skillet, over medium heat.  Drizzle on enough olive oil so that each piece has some on it. Fry cubes until golden (add oil as needed).  Finely grate Parmigiano Reggiano to cover bread; fry until crispy and browned. Let cool completely.

3. Make the vinaigrette:

Combine the olive oil, red wine vinegar (or rosato wine vinegar), salt, and a freshly ground black pepper in a mason jar. Shake vigorously. (Or simply combine ingredients in a small bowl and whisk well)

4. Combine the cooled bread and chopped vegetables in a large mixing bowl. Pour the vinaigrette over top and thoroughly combine.

5. Let the salad sit between  1/2 hour to 4 hours. Stir occasionally so the juices and vinaigrette are evenly distributed.

6. Just before serving, stir in the basil. This salad is best eaten the day it’s made.

Olive~Me & Co’s Sesame Spinach Parmesan Garlic Crackers

Ingredients

  • 1 2/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 ½  tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp sesame seeds (white ones look better in this recipe)
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp Olive~Me & Co’s  Roasted Garlic Olive Oil
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400°F/200°C.
  2. Wash the spinach and put it in a blender together with the water and blend until completely smooth.
  3. In a mixing bowl add in all of the dry ingredients, whisk and then add in the spinach-water and olive oil. Mix and knead with your hand until it’s a smooth dough. Add more flour if your dough is too sticky.
  4. On a floured baking sheet (or silpat mat) roll out the dough until thin and even (about 1/8th inch or thinner).
  5. Cut it with a pizza cutter horizontally and vertically (to make squares).
  6. Bake them in the oven for about 20 minutes (until they get crispy).
  7. Let cool and serve.

Terrific with Olive~Me & Co.’s Thai Chili Tomato Soup with Avocado Cream or  Olive~Me & Co.’s Vegetable Soup!

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.

 

 

 

 

Preserve Herbs in Olive Oil

preserve-herbs

Preserving herbs in oil is a great way to have herbs ready immediately for winter stews, roasts, soups, and potato dishes. These dishes usually call for oil to start with so you can use a cube of frozen herbs and oil as the base of your dish. Take out a few cubes in the winter and cook onions and garlic in this herb-infused oil to start your dish. Let the taste of herbs spread through your whole dish. This method of preservation works best with the hardier herbs.

Directions:

  1. Choose firm, fresh herbs, ideally from the market or your own garden.
  2. You can chop them fine or leave them in larger sprigs and leaves. You can also freeze a combination of finely chopped and whole herbs such as rosemary, fennel stalk, sage, dill, lavender and oregano.
  3. Pack the wells of ice cube trays about 2/3 full of herbs.
  4. pour our Extra Virgin Olive Oil over the herbs (we recommend Arbequina EVOO). Try experimenting with infused oil; Thai Chili for herbs with a kick, Meyer Lemon for herbs to use in chicken noodle soup or Lavender oil over fresh rosemary for braised lamb.
  5. Cover lightly with plastic wrap and freeze overnight.
  6. Remove the frozen cubes and store in freezer containers or small bags.
  7. Don’t forget to label each container or bag with the type of herb (and oil) inside!

 

Crispy Zucchini and Parmesan Spears

zucchini spears

Ingredients:

  • 4 zucchini, quartered lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Olive~Me & Co. Roasted Garlic olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Olive~Me & Co. Basil olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a cooling rack with nonstick spray and place on a baking sheet; set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine Parmesan, thyme, oregano, salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Place zucchini onto the cooling rack on the baking sheet. Drizzle with both Olive~Me & Co’s Basil and Roasted Garlic olive oil, then sprinkle with the Parmesan mixture.
  4. Place into oven and bake until tender (about 15 minutes).
  5. Broil for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the crisp and golden brown.
  6. Serve immediately. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired.