TIP OF THE DAY: 20 Ways To Use Flavored / Infused Olive Oils

Basil, rosemary and other infused olive oils have a life beyond salad (photo courtesy Alta Cucina Italia). [2] Garlic olive oil with crushed red pepper and tri-color peppercorns (photo courtesy Style Craze). [3] Use olive oil and herbs as pasta sauce. Here, garlic, crushed red pepper do the trick. See the recipe from Real Simple.…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Zucchi Extra Virgin Olive Oil

[1] Look for Zucchi olive oil in your supermarket (photo courtesy Oleificio Zucchi). [2] An event for journalists, in the art of blending (photo by Eitan Schapsis | THE NIBBLE). [3] Three different blends offer different flavor profiles (photo courtesy Oleificio Zucchi).   We’ve tasted a lot of extra virgin olive oil, both at industry…
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PRODUCTS: Foods For Valentine’s Day (Or Any Day), Part 1

This is the first of a two-part presentation of products we’ve recently tried. They can be part of the kitchen pantry or given as gifts. And, they can be given as gifts for Valentine’s Day, instead of chocolate and cupcakes. In alphabetical order, they are:     1. BLACK DIRT & CROWN MAPLE’S BOURBON Some…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Domenica Fiore Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

[1] Beautifully packaged in stainless steel bottles, Domenica Fiore olive oils (all photos courtesy Domenica Fiore). [2] To retain the best properties, the olives are pressed and bottled in just four hours. [3] Just a drizzle adds silky, peppery flavor to anything on your table.   A business titan from Vancouver and an olive grower…
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