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Farm Market Quinoa Salad

Grab some local zucchini, tomatoes, peppers and greens, it's that time of year! Ingredients2-3 small summer zucchinis (about 1 pound), sliced in half lengthwise4 Tbsp SOOC Essential Basil Olive Oil3 Tbsp SOOC Grapefruit White Balsamic vinegar 1 [...]


Summer Shrubs

A shrub is a drink, not a plant, didn't you know? A super refreshing drink that pack's a punch and is the perfect summer thirst quencher. Apparently, you can add alcohol, but don't quote us [...]


Pasta with Sausage and Asparagus

Ingredients ¾ pkg fusilli pasta 4 Tbsp Harissa Olive Oil, divided ½ pound asparagus spears, about ½ inch thick 1 small onion, chopped (about 1 cup) 3 Tbsp chopped parsley ½ pound mild sausage, casings removed [...]


Grilled Portabello Mushroom Caps

Ingredients 2 large portobello mushroom caps 1-2 Tbsp of Harissa Olive Oil Big Smokin' Mama (BMKC Rub), to taste Directions Set your grill to high heat. Remove the stems from your mushroom caps and place, gills [...]


Grilled Corn on the Cob

Corn season, a season that we look forward to all year long! And with Hi-Berry right around the corner, you'll have farm fresh corn ready for the grill in no time! Keeping the husks on [...]


Garlic Rosemary Cauliflower Mash

Remember all those low-carb diets with the tricky yet tasteless substitutes?  One of the dishes that weathered the storm is the cauliflower mash (often called “mock” mashed potatoes).  Yes, fresh cauliflower is a healthy substitute [...]


Peach Basil Mimosa

Ingredients 1 1/2 tablespoons Peach White Balsamic Vinegar 1/2 teaspoon Basil Olive Oil 6 oz sparkling wine Directions Add vinegar and oil to a champagne flute and then top with sparkling wine. Enjoy! Optional: Garnish [...]


Southampton Noodle Bowl

A few years back we took staff to an Olive Oil Evaluation Course in California at the UC Davis Olive Oil Center. We were staying in San Francisco and visited the Haight-Ashbury area (like any [...]


Olive Oil Biscuits

Delicious 'drop' biscuits that are simple to make and come together with a FORK (no mixer or whisk)! Using our ALWAYS FRESH, Ultra Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil makes these about as healthy as you [...]


Spicy Steak Fajitas

Sometimes you just want the SIZZLE! Fajitas fit the bill, but be sure everyone at the table knows how HOT that frying pan is! You can put a couple of toppings out or a dozen [...]


Balsamic Glazed Meatloaf

I love comfort; comfortable clothes, comforting comments and most of all, COMFORT FOOD! Ingredients 2 lbs lean ground beef 1 Cup Panko breadcrumbs 1/2 cup milk (2% or whole) 3 Tbsp ketchup, divided 2 Tbsp Neapolitan [...]


No-Knead Garlic Focaccia

There is NO NEED to KNEAD! As easy as yeast breadmaking gets, 'FIVE STARS' from the family. Let the dough do its first rise in the fridge overnight it improves the flavour! Be sure to [...]


French Onion Soup

Ingredients 3 Sweet onions, halved & thinly sliced 3 Tbsp SOOC Herbs de Provence Olive Oil, divided Sea salt & black pepper 1/4 C water 3 Tbsp SOOC Lavender Dark Balsamic Vinegar, divided 4 C [...]



Prefer homemade to frozen? Still want something quick if you're settling down to watch the big game (or any time you crave wings!)? This is pretty simple, just remember to put some oil on the [...]


Bombay Buns

Bursting with herbal and cheesy flavour, these were a big hit! The buns are made using puff pastry, which I have never made and STILL haven't. Buy it pre-made frozen from the grocery and get [...]


Donna’s Spiced Lentil Soup

Lentil soup is eaten around the world, it is wholesome, inexpensive and easy to make. If you’re looking for a complete meal soup, this one checks all the nutrition boxes. Za'atar is a Middle Eastern [...]


Green Curry Soup

I struggled with the name for this soup... The name may be boring but the soup isn't! It's loaded with 'green goodness', it is dead simple and full of flavour! I use store-bought green curry [...]


Baked Pasta alla Norma

Folklore tells us this classic Sicilian dish was named after the opera 'Norma' by the 19th-century composer, Vincenzo Bellini. Eggplant and tomatoes are the stars here, beautifully complemented by our oil & vinegar. This baked [...]


Blueberry Lemon Corn Muffins

It's been a 'Muffin Morning'! Not overly sweet, it's an easy recipe for some fresh morning muffins. (fresh or frozen blueberries will work) Ingredients 3 Tbsp Eureka Lemon Olive Oil, + 1 tsp 3/4 cup [...]


Sinai Spicy Chickpea Stew

Thanks to our friend and supplier Laurence over at Sinai Gourmet. Their 'hot sauce coulis' are unmatched in bringing the flavour of fresh chilis to a dish. With no vinegar added and a base of [...]


Caribe Spicy Black Bean Soup

A creamy soup with a touch of Caribbean flavour, it showcases our phenomenal Cayenne Chili Olive Oil. Inspired by our trip to the beautiful island of Bequia.  Callaloo is a Caribbean leafy green (also known [...]


Tuscan Scalloped Potatoes

A Mediterranean twist on a classic holiday side dish using no dairy other than cheese (or use breadcrumbs or a plant-based substitute for a vegan version). Rich with olive oil and very flavourful. Ingredients 4 [...]


A Blue Blue Salad

So I know there are other people out there who love blue cheese (just not in my house!). Put that passion to good use with this 'double blue' salad. You can choose to top it [...]


Gremolata Ricotta Caprese Salad

“There’s nothing in the world like home grown tomatoes.” INGREDIENTS 250 g Ricotta cheese (about half the container) 4 Tbsp (60 ml) SOOC Milanese Gremolata Olive Oil 4 Tbsp (60 ml) SOOC Sicilian Lemon White [...]


Ajiaco* Soup

(*with apologies to Colombia) I first had this soup in La Candelaria (the old town) of Bogota, Colombia. They are proud of it as 'their dish' due to the cold weather associated with being above [...]


Sicilian Quinoa & Chickpea Salad

A great salad for a summer get together or family reunion. No mayo or dairy and comfortably served cold, cool or room/yard temperature. A filling dish as well, that will keep you vegan cousin Willard from getting [...]


Bangin’ Balsamic Wings!

Up your BBQ game to BANGIN' with this great and VERSATILE recipe! If you don't have the garlic oil and blackberry ginger balsamic used below, try it with what you have... JUST GO FOR IT! [...]



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