10 Jun

The Versatility of Olive Oil

Extra virgin olive oil has many uses. Did you know that leaving some olive oil in the fridge will give it the consistency of butter? And it spreads well too, tasting great!. It's a great alternative to butter, and much more healthy as well. Make up remover can be an expensive regular purchase. If you're […]

15 May

Prune and Olive Chicken

Ingredients: * 3 cloves garlic, minced * 1/3 cup pitted prunes, halved * 8 small green pitted olives * 2 tablespoons capers, with liquid * 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil * 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar * 2 bay leaves * 1 tablespoon dried oregano * salt and pepper to taste * 1 (3 […]

09 May

Red Pepper Fettuccine with Tuna and Olives

Serves 4 1/4 cup olive oil 2 shallots, finely chopped 3 scallions with green tops, chopped 12 large fresh basil leaves, finely shredded 20 pitted Black olives 1 can tuna packed in olive oil zest of one lemon 2 tsp fresh lemon juice salt and freshly ground pepper 3/4 lb fresh or dried red pepper […]

04 May

Baby Artichokes Provencal

Ingredients 18 baby artichokes 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 3 large carrots, peeled and cut into small dice 3 leeks (white part and 3 inches green), well rinsed, dried, and chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1/2 cup dry white wine 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 4 […]

29 May

Wild Salmon with Olive Tapenade

By Linda Gassenheimer Give the Memorial Day Cookout a touch of elegance with this easy grilled seafood entree for two. It’s a luxury to savor salmon this time of year. Try it with olive tapenade, a paste made from olives, garlic, olive oil and herbs. There are many good varieties on the market.