You know how every kitchen in the galaxy has a junk drawer – not because it’s full of actual junk, but because it’s full of things that are hard to categorize or simply different from everything else. Things that are unique. Well, that’s kind of what this page is all about. Here, you’ll find all kinds of treasures and hidden gems we’ve put together for you. This is a place for wonderful discovery and unexpected delights, so we hope you’ll take the time to go through and try them out. We can tell you from personal experience that it won’t disappoint. Enjoy and please let us know if you have any great recipes you’d like us to share. Bon Appetite!

Fresh Fava Bean & Goat Cheese Pesto

This pesto sauce can be used over pasta, on bruschetta, or as a dip for veggies.  Try it as the sauce base for this thin crust pizza…https://oliveusoils.com/grilled-thin-crust-pizza-with-fresh-fava-bean-pesto-arugula-salad-with-gremolata-vinaigrette/ 3 pounds fresh Fava bean pods (Broad Beans) 2 large garlic clove, crushed 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice 1/2 cup Olive Us…
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Fresh Strawberry Salsa

This recipe was created by Jennifer Innis and kindly shared by Jennifer and Davison Orchards in Vernon, BC!  Thanks!! 4 cups of chopped fresh strawberries 1 TBSP finely diced green jalapeño pepper (soak in 1 TBSP lime juice to cut the heat, if you’d like) 1/4 cup chopped, fresh mint (any variety) 1/2 cup of…
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Fresh Mango Salsa

Fresh salsa is quick to make and lends itself to spur of the moment adaptations!  Make it the way you like it!  Fantastic for dipping or to dress up a meal!! Ingredients: 2 – 3 mangoes, peeled, pitted and chopped 1 – 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 small red onion (or more to taste), diced…
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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds…there’s always lots, so make more than one batch and play with the possibilities!!  Ingredients: 8 c. salted water, we recommend about 2 Tbsp sea salt 2 c. pumpkin seeds 2 tsp. Olive Us olive oil (so many will work!) A dash or two of Worcestershire 1-2 tsp. Olive Us Roasted Garlic Sea Salt Or…
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Arugula Pesto

Look at that lovely nest of bright spring-green happiness!  The color of the pesto is everything you would expect, but one bite will tell you that you’re not dealing with the usual pesto suspect, basil.  When it’s winter in the Northern Hemisphere, chances are the grocery store basil is grown in a warmer clime and…
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