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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 [...]

2019-02-26T12:14:30-04:00

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 8600 [...]

2019-02-25T15:19:36-04:00

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 [...]

2019-03-20T14:19:10-04:00

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 vinegar used below, try it with what you have... Olive Wood Smoked or Whole [...]

2019-03-27T16:13:49-04:00

Asparagus Salad Niçoise

A French classic from Provence made all the better by FRESH Ontario Asparagus - a perfect springtime dinner! Note that this is a CONSTRUCTED salad, not a tossed salad. You 'build' each serving on the [...]

2019-02-26T12:44:37-04:00

Truffle Deviled Eggs

Ingredients 12 Large Eggs, room temperature 5 T Mayonaise 2 t SOOC Sicilian Lemon White Balsamic 1 T Dijon Mustard 1 T SOOC White Truffle Oil Pinch salt 1 T finely chopped chives Pinch of [...]

2019-03-27T15:30:09-04:00

Sesame Pasta Salad

Ingredients 1 lb linguine, broken in half 2 T SOOC Toasted Sesame Oil 3 T SOOC UP EVOO 3 T honey 3 T Soy Sauce 3 T SOOC Honey Ginger White Balsamic ¼ t cayenne [...]

2019-02-26T14:17:54-04:00

Healthy Garbanzo Hummus

As with any great hummus recipe, this one is easily adaptable to suit your flavour preferences. INGREDIENTS 2 (15.5oz) cans garbanzo beans, drained ⅓ C SOOC Chipotle Olive Oil ⅓ C lemon juice 2 T SOOC [...]

2019-02-26T15:26:27-04:00

Crunchy Kale Salad

INGREDIENTS Salad: 1 bunch of kale, remove stems and chop ¼ small head of purple cabbage, chopped 1 C nuts, toasted and chopped (cashews, walnuts, sunflower seeds, etc) 2 medium carrots, peeled and grated 1 [...]

2019-04-16T11:38:19-04:00

Key Lime Whipped Cream

Ingredients 1 C heavy cream ¼ C sugar 1 ½ T SOOC Key Lime White Balsamic Directions Combine all ingredients. Using a hand mixer on medium speed, whisk for about 5 min or until cream [...]

2019-03-27T16:39:41-04:00

Espresso Flank Steak

Flank steak is a lean, somewhat tough but flavourful cut of beef that benefits from the tenderizing effects of a marinade. Scoring the flank steak with 1/4-inch cuts about an inch apart across the grain [...]

2019-02-26T17:02:53-04:00

Cheers to Beans

The dark champagne balsamic adds a rich, layered flavour to the beans and the onions get a scrumptious glaze! INGREDIENTS 1 lb fresh green beans, trimmed 8 oz pearl onions ¼ C SOOC Champagne Dark [...]

2019-02-26T14:58:31-04:00

Beets en Français

INGREDIENTS 3 medium beets, peeled and cut into large cubes 1 large sweet onion, cut into chunks ¼ C SOOC Champagne Dark Balsamic Vinegar ¼ C SOOC Herbs de Provence Olive Oil 2 cloves fresh [...]

2019-02-26T15:01:11-04:00

Balsamic Salmon

This salmon recipe is super quick thanks to using the broil setting on your oven. If you'd rather bake the salmon, extend the cooking time and broil at the end for the crispy effect. If substituting [...]

2019-03-27T16:04:37-04:00

Mango Shrimp Bites

INGREDIENTS 1/2 lb shrimp, cooked, peeled, deveined, chopped 1/2 mango, finely diced~about 1 cup 1/2 small red onion, finely diced 1/2 red pepper, finely diced 2 T fresh cilantro, chopped 2 T SOOC Persian Lime [...]

2019-07-06T07:11:52-04:00

Ruby Red Salad

INGREDIENTS Salad: 1 small head of red cabbage, you may save the outer leaves for serving 2 oranges, sliced, peeled, and chopped into bite-size pieces ½ red onion, thinly sliced 1 mango, cubed ¼ C [...]

2019-02-26T15:45:47-04:00

Shrimp Louis

INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup mayonnaise 2 T purchased chili sauce 1 T Dijon mustard 1 T SOOC Persian Lime Olive Oil 1 T SOOC Sicilian Lemon White Balsamic 4 C mixed baby greens or chopped romaine [...]

2019-02-26T15:56:07-04:00

Balsamic Candied Nuts

Whether for tapas or part of a snack spread, these candied nuts can be summed up in two words: amazingly addictive. For the sea salt, I use our Saltwest Sea Salts in both sweet & [...]

2019-02-26T16:00:24-04:00

Sacred Valley Quinoa Soup

The inspiration for this recipe comes from the 'Sacred Valley' high up in the Andes Mountains of Peru at a restaurant called 'Blue Magic' in the village of Ollantaytambo. It was one of the BEST [...]

2019-02-26T16:05:37-04:00

Sweet & Spicy Roasted Sprouts

To me, sprouts are best enjoyed "fork tender", meaning you can pierce them with a fork easily, but they don't flatten. Gone are the days of mushy vegetables; rejoice! INGREDIENTS 1½ lbs brussels sprouts 4 T [...]

2019-02-26T16:44:16-04:00

Lemon Tea Cake

A wonderful cake to serve for afternoon tea. It shows off the versatility of our Eureka Lemon Olive Oil. One tip is to make sure you beat the egg white until very stiff for a light [...]

2019-02-26T17:00:16-04:00

Apricot Spritzer

Substitute any of our sweet White Balsamic Vinegars for a refreshing beverage! Go with what YOU like! This is very surprising and popular with people at our 'After Hours Tasting Parties'.   Ingredients 1 T [...]

2019-04-13T16:52:17-04:00

Glazed Apricot Chicken

Ingredients 2 Chicken Breasts or 4 thighs 3 T SOOC Blenheim Apricot White Balsamic 3 T SOOC Eureka Lemon Olive Oil ½ t crushed red pepper flakes ¼ t chopped fresh rosemary Pinch of salt [...]

2019-04-13T16:39:43-04:00

Maple Roasted Salmon

Ingredients 4 Salmon Filets 2 T SOOC Aged Maple Dark Balsamic 2 T SOOC ‘Butter Taste’ Vegan Olive Oil 1 T SOOC’s Metropolitan Chef West Coast Salmon Rub Directions Place Aged Maple Dark Balsamic, Metropolitan Chef [...]

2019-04-13T15:28:58-04:00

Asiago & Wild Mushroom Popcorn

Ingredients 6 cups freshly dry popped, warm popcorn 1/2 cup SOOC Wild Mushroom-Sage Olive Oil (divided) 1/2 cup freshly grated Asiago cheese + 2 tablespoons Fresh cracked pepper to taste sea salt to taste Directions [...]

2018-04-19T10:34:21-04:00

Roasted Caprese Asparagus

Ingredients 1 lb. asparagus, stalks trimmed 4 T SOOC Eureka Lemon Olive Oil, divided Saltwest Lemon & Dill Infused Sea Salt (or other) to taste 1/2 C shaved Parmesan (not grated) 2 C cherry tomatoes, [...]

2018-04-19T10:22:48-04:00

Smoked Potato Salad

Ingredients 1 ½ to 2 lb. fingerling or baby potatoes 1 t Saltwest Lemon Dill Infused Sea Salt (or other) 4 strips of crispy cooked bacon, crumbled 1/4 C diced 'bread & butter' pickles 3 [...]

2019-02-26T15:01:52-04:00
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