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Sweet Summer Corn Bisque with Crispy Shallots & EVOO

This is summer in a bowl! Ingredients: 8 ears of super sweet corn 3 shallots, thinly sliced 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, woody stems discarded 1 large bay leaf 2 large cloves garlic, minced 2 quarts chicken or vegetable stock 1 cup of heavy whipping cream – optional 1 bunch chives, finely minced 1/4 cup…

Strawberry Lemongrass Mint Dressing

Strawberries or other fruit can add wonderful flavour, colour and texture as well as help thicken dressings.  Creating your own dressing is quick and adaptable to any dish or taste preference. Dijon mustard is commonly used as an emulsifier for dressings.  Great on a spinach salad, this delicious dressing can also be used as a…

Marinated Ginger Lime Chicken Thighs

Thanks to Chef Jason Folk for creating these delicious kabobs for a charity golf event hosted by Olive Us Oil & Vinegar Tasting Room and Gumtree Catering.  Shown here on the fabulous Mongolian Grill by Rupp Metal Works from Salmon Arm, B.C.! 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs;  cut into 1” cubes Marinade: 1” piece fresh…

Savory EVOO Roasted Tomatoes! More than a Recipe…it’s an Event!!

SAY WHAT?!?! CHRISTMAS CAME EARLY TO THE OKANAGAN?! …ok so maybe not Santa Clause, but these beauty roasted tomatoes, fresh from Davison Orchards, in Vernon, and en-robed in Olive Us EVOO (extra virgin olive oil), are a treat to last the winter!  So much fun to pick the tomatoes with family or friends! Jan loves…

Apple Walnut Salad

Taste bud blowing Apple Walnut salad made with our very own Gravenstein Apple and Maple Balsamics! Ingredients: 3 Tbsp Olive Us Roasted Walnut Oil 1 Tbsp Olive Us Gravenstein Apple White Balsamic Vinegar 1 Tbsp Olive Us Maple Dark Balsamic Vinegar ½ tsp Dijon Mustard Honey or pure maple syrup to taste (only if you…

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Strawberry Basil Vinaigrette

Salad: 1-2 Cups Strawberries, sliced 4 oz. Chevre (fresh goat cheese) 8 Cups fresh spinach (or other greens) 1/4 Cup sweet onion, thinly sliced 1 Cup whole pecans, roasted* (see below)   Dressing: 1/4 Cup Olive Us Basil olive oil 2 – 3 Tablespoons Olive Us Strawberry Dark Balsamic 1 teaspoon good quality Dijon mustard (optional) 1/4…

Flatbreads ~ a World of Possibilities!

“AHHHHH….”.  Flatbreads…lunch, dinner or snacks just don’t get any easier!!  Using store-bought flatbreads, they are quick solution to satisfy your cravings and can easily be made with a little of this and a little of that! Brush on almost any of our olive oils (i.e. – Garlic, Tuscan, Milanese Gremolata, Persian Lime, etc), maybe add a…

Oven Baked Kale Chips with Spicy Harissa Olive Oil

Create a super snack with some crunch and some kick!  Don’t want the spice??  It’s easy to change it up with a different olive oil! Ingredients: 4 cups kale leaves, washed, dried, and cut into 1/2″ pieces, with tough stems removed 2 tablespoons Olive Us Harissa Olive Oil 1 teaspoon paprika (optional) 1/2 teaspoon fine…

Olive Us Strawberry Serrano Salsa

Fresh, sweet strawberries make a beautiful salsa!! Picked up a flat of lovely strawberries from Vernon’s Davison Orchards and got to chopping! Spice this salsa up or tame it down! So delicious & versatile! 4 cups fresh strawberries, diced 1/2 cup red onion, diced 1 Tablespoon green jalapeno, finely diced (seeds removed) 1/4 cup chopped…
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