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Valentine’s Day Gourmet Gifts

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Don’t think you have to stick with the dinner and a movie rut this Valentine’s Day

there are options and different date ideas that will make this Valentine’s Day date memorable!

Gourmet Gifts


Cute and romantic Valentine’s Day ideas can include;

Cook a romantic meal at home, a spa day, Find a wine tasting winery nearby, or just visit the park for a walk or picnic . Get a card and a gift and that is where this story begins.

We all want to present a gift that doesn’t look like a last minute choice from Target or Wal-Mart,

We want special…

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Find gourmet gifts for all occasions here.

Olive Oil in your cooking

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

The benefits of Olive Oil

Olive oil is a must in any household with members who are suspected of being susceptible to cardio-vascular diseases or other heart related problems. Olive oil can be used to add fantastic flavor to food, and is widely used in Mediterranean cooking.

There are two different types of olive oil that you should use in different situations. The first, extra-virgin olive oil, is the most expensive and it should be used with foods that do not require cooking such as in fresh salads. This is because heat causes the olive oil to become burnt and gives foods an unappetizing taste.

For use in cooking or sautéing, you should use either pure or light olive oil. Light olive oil obtains its name from its light color and flavor, and not from any lack of calories or beneficial mono-unsaturated fats.

If you wish to make your meal resemble something from a restaurant, you could prepare a loaf of crusty bread with some olive oil-balsamic dipping sauce, or some other form of olive oil dip. Dipping sauces can be made by simply using plain olive oil or by flavoring olive oil with various herbs or cheeses. The following recipe is excellent if you wish to make a dip with some zest.

Olive Oil-Balsamic Dipping Sauce

3 Tablespoons of Parmesan Cheese, freshly grated
1 Clove of minced Garlic
½ Teaspoon of Italian seasoning, dried
½ Teaspoon of Salt
½ Teaspoon of Pepper, freshly ground
¼ Cup of Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons of Balsamic Vinegar
1 Loaf of Multi-grain bread, unsliced (16 Ounces)

Place the cheese, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper in a bowl and mix them together. Then drizzle the mixture with oil and vinegar and continue to mix.

Bake bread for 15 minutes at 350 degrees or until hot on the lower rack of your oven. Slice the bread into 1 inch pieces and dip in dipping sauce.

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Italian Bruschetta made the traditional way

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

Traditional Italian Bruschetta

This recipe provides for four portions

Italian bruschetta can be made in your kitchen on a ridged grill pan, toaster or the grill of your stove. This method works just as well as the traditional Italian way of grilling the bread over a wood fire.

Half a loaf of Ciabatta bread, or any similar type if not available
Four crushed garlic cloves (large)
Half a cup of extra virgin olive oil
To taste, coarse sea salt
Ground fresh black pepper

The bread should be cut into diagonal slices of no more than 3/4 inch thick. The bread should be grilled on both sides until it is toasted. The crushed garlic should be spread over each slice of grilled bread. Arrange the slices of grilled bread on the plate you wish to serve from. Drizzle olive oil over the grilled bread. Season with some freshly ground black pepper and a touch of coarse sea salt.

Serve your Bruschetta straight away. As well as offering extra olive oil, have some balsamic vinegar and olive oil in another bowl and offer with your Bruschetta.

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