Sparkling Honey Ginger Lemonade

This spicy and refreshing lemonade is the perfect drink for a hot summer day, or as a refreshing detoxifying cooler.

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Mushroom & Truffle Smothered Pork Cutlets

Our smothered cutlets in mushroom and truffle sauce taste like they've been simmering all day.  Richly flavored with savory umami goodness, alternatively try this sauce with chicken, over steak, or for a vegetarian option with rigatoni tossed in a creamy blend of Parmesan and ricotta.

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Creamy Sweet Onion Dip

This dip is sweet, savory, and creamy all at the same time.  Pair it with your favorite veggies and chips, use it on a burger, as a fry sauce, as a topping for a baked potato, or as a dipping sauce for grilled fish, chicken, steak, veggies, and just about everything. 

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Fresh Tomato Bruschetta

Traditionally we use basil but for this particular snack we used a combination of fresh oregano, fresh mint, and green onion which worked beautifully. 

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Middle Eastern Salad with Za’atar

This is one of our favorite simple salads; fresh and full of flavor enhanced with a hint of exotic spice. A simple yet impressive crowd pleaser.  Juicy tomatoes, refreshing cucumbers, tart and creamy Greek yogurt, brought together by a fresh and luxurious extra virgin olive oil and the perfect savory spice mixture.  

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Hearty Greek Salad

We’re always changing up our version of a “Greek Salad”. Sometimes we keep it a simple “Horiatiki” or Village Salad with the basics and other times we add chicken, and use a crunchy Romain as a base. The secret in this Greek salad is the dressing!

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Maple Apple Caramel Bread Pudding

This is a great way to use up stale bread.  You can make this in advance and let it soak overnight.  If you’re not into raisins, try cranberries, chopped walnuts, or pecan pieces.  If you don’t have butter infused olive oil, any mild, creamy single varietal extra virgin olive oil will do

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Caramelized Pear on Warm Brie

When that first crisp morning arrives at the beginning of September, all I want to do is get to the market to pick up some pears and some Brie so I can eat this for dinner. During the holiday season I make this caramelized pear topping in massive quantities and store it in the fridge for last-minute guests. It’s quick and easy, and it even lands on toast or oatmeal (as long as no one is watching). Make sure to use a mild and fruity olive oil.

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Dukkah: Sesame and Coriander Dip

This is a classic Egyptian way to serve bread as a starter course, with other dips and “mezzeh” (appetizers), or alongside kebabs with a nice green salad.  This is also a fun gift idea to make as a hostess gift or for holiday gift giving. Portion dukkah into small mason jars along with a nice bottle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil!

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Warm Goat Cheese Salad

This recipe is so versatile and easy I promise! It is more of a “formula” than a recipe.  Be creative and have fun!

Add something crunchy like walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, pepitas…(for crunchy satisfying texture)

Add some fresh fruit like apples, grapes, pears, orange supremes…(for that burst of freshness)

Add some dried fruit like cranberries, cherries, raisins… (for a sweet/tart chew)

Add something with a little bite like red onion, pickled onion, green onion…(for a kick)

If you don’t like goat cheese or want to make this a hearty meal replace the croquettes with grilled shrimp or chicken, and add a sprinkle of blue cheese crumbles or feta. 

You can also change the dressing to mix any of your favorite Island Olive Oil and vinegar pairings

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