Thanksgiving Herb Stuffing - Picnics From the Vine

This cozy herbed stuffing is like a warm hug...and you will definitely be coming back for that second helping!  The perfect balance of savory with a hint of sweet from the apples and cranberries, this warmy stuffing is infused with our Mushroom and Sage Olive Oil for a holiday flavor you will crave all year round.  Even better, this recipe is perfectly suited for vegetarians as well!

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Iced Tea with Strawberry Pineapple Shrub

Makes 1 Gallon


Strawberry-Pineapple Shrub:
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup fresh strawberries, trimmed and chopped
1 cup pineapple, trimmed and chopped
1 tablespoon Strawberry Balsamic
1 tablespoon Pineapple Balsamic

3 green tea bags
3 quarts hot water
1 quart of ice cubes fresh pineapples and strawberries for garnish

Place strawberry-pineapple shrub ingredients (water, sugar, strawberries, pineapple, and balsamic) in a medium saucepan. Bring the mixture to a low simmer, over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.
Steep tea bags in hot water and cool to room temperature. Once cooled to room temperature, add ice. Strain shrub into the tea (alternatively, you do not have to strain, adding the cooked pineapple and strawberries to your tea and stir to combine.
Fill serving glasses with ice and pour in the iced tea. Garnish glasses with fresh strawberries and pineapple before serving.

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Lemon Ricotta Pasta with Shrimp

This is light comfort food, perfect for Spring and Summer cooking.  Lemon and ricotta are a luxurious combination when combined with savory shrimp and greens it becomes a well balanced meal.  Make it as a simple vegetarian lunch or midnight pasta and leave out the shrimp!

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Lemon Yogurt Quick Bread

This lemony quick bread is a cinch to make and is a healthier alternative to a classic poundcake with ingredients like olive oil yogurt, and wheat flour in the mix! Perfect as a breakfast bread or with a cup of afternoon tea.  To add even more lemon punch, whisk together a glaze of 1-2 tablespoons of our Sicilian Lemon Balsamic to 1/2 cup of confectioners sugar and drizzle over top!

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Lemon Olive Oil Tart

If you love lemon, this is a perfect recipe for you! Packed with layers of lemon flavor we use lemon in three different ways to infuse this dessert with a well rounded lemon flavor.  Add a dollop of fresh whipped cream to temper the tang if you want!


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Zesty Panzanella Salad

Makes 4 Servings

1-2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 day old demi-baguette or stale bread (ciabatta or focaccia would also be great here!) cut into 1-inch cubes (3-4 cups) 
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

3 cups baby arugula
1 can drained and rinsed garbanzo beans or cannellini beans
1 pint, ripe grape or cherry tomatoes cut in half
3 Persian cucumbers, sliced 1/2-inch thick
1/3 red onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup large basil leaves, coarsely chopped
1 carton of small fresh mozzarella balls

For the vinaigrette:
1 teaspoon Spicy Italian & Roasted Garlic Dipping Blend
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons Champagne vinegar
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Heat the oil in a large sauté pan. Add the bread and salt; cook over low to medium heat, tossing frequently, for 10 minutes, or until nicely browned. Add more oil as needed.
For the vinaigrette, whisk all the ingredients together.
In a large bowl, mix the tomatoes, cucumber, beans, mozzarella, red onion, basil, and arugula. Add the bread cubes and toss with the vinaigrette.
Season liberally with salt and pepper.
Serve, or allow the salad to sit for about half an hour for the flavors to blend.


*Recipe inspired by and very loosely adapted from Ina Garten's 'Panzanella' recipe

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Cinnamon Pear & Blue Cheese Salad with Pecans

Sweet, crisp, and savory! This salad ticks all of the boxes and is just about the simplest dish you'll ever make.  Perfect as a light vegetarian entree or for a heartier dinner salad add sliced grilled chicken for some extra protein!

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Sweet & Savory Bacon Wrapped Scallops

The perfect bite! Satisfy all of your sweet and salty cravings with this appetizer that hits all the marks.  Easy to prepare, even easier to love! You will be the hit of the party! A perfect pairing with our Lemon & Rosemary Olive Oil Martini!

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Lemon & Rosemary Martini

The lemon and rosemary oil droplets gives this classic cocktail a modern twist and a sultry mouthfeel!

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Island Olive Oil’s Cranberry Orange Muffins

This recipe is the perfect combination of sweet and tart. Start your day off right with our moist and tender cranberry orange muffins. 

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