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Weekly Special (August 18th-24th)

 


The weekly special this week is:

Wild Fern Dill Olive Oil

Stop on in and receive 10% off any size bottle: small, medium, or large. Offer is good through the week of August 18th-24th.

 

Check back next week for our August 25th-31st weekly special!

Panzanella Salad with Mozzarella Fresca


Panzanella Salad with Mozzarella Fresca

 

It sounds fancy, but panzanella is the epitome of honest, straight forward comfort food with a nod towards thrift.  Literally panzanella means “bread salad”. In Italy, traditionally, it was a way to use stale or leftover bread.  It’s almost always a summer affair, as the star of the show are the plump vine ripened tomatoes that get slathered in peppery, throat catching, emerald green olive oil…

BUT WAIT!  There’s no dazzlingly fresh Northern Hemisphere extra virgin olive oil to drizzle over such a salad.  This will not be the case for at least another 3 to 4 months when local, in-season heirloom tomatoes are gone!!!  Hold on, don’t start hyperventilating in to that paper bag! Your panzanella will be epic. We got you covered with the worlds broadest most decorated collection of, superlatively fresh Southern Hemisphere extra virgin olive oils which are just begging to meet your ripe heirloom tomatoes.  Tuscany, eat your heart out.

Salad

1 sweet or sour baguette  (torn in to pieces)
2 pounds sweet, perfectly juicy heirloom tomatoes, diced 1″
1/2 cup pitted olives, your choice on variety
1/2 cup torn basil leaves
1/4 cup torn flat leaf parsley leaves
8 oz. mozzarella fresca (you guessed it… torn)
1/4 cup freshly grated Pecorino
2 tablespoons freshest UP Extra Virgin Olive Oil on the planet

Dressing
1/3 cup freshest UP Extra Virgin Olive Oil on the planet
3 tablespoons Oregano White Balsamic
1 teaspoon flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves super finely minced
fresh ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon of sea salt

Preheat the grill or your broiler.  Toss the torn bread with UP EVOO, and either grill it until nicely browned on the edges and crisp, or place on a sheet pan and broil until well toasted.

Arrange the bread on a nice platter or in a large bowl.

Make the dressing by whisking all the ingredients together well in a large bowl.  Add the cut tomatoes and gently toss with the dressing.  Spoon the tomatoes and their juice mixed with the dressing lovingly over the top of the toasted bread.

Scatter the mozzarella, olives, parsley, and basil leaves over the top of the tomatoes.  Just before serving top with grated Pecorino and fresh ground pepper to taste.  Serve immediately while the bread still has a bit of crunch.

Serves 6-8

Top Pairings

Not sure what olive oils and balsamic vinegars would compliment each other? Here is a list of our top pairings we found that taste excellent together. Enjoy!

 

Pairings Sheet

 

 

 

 

Customizable Gift Baskets


 

Need a wedding, birthday, or holiday gift? Our gift baskets offer the perfect gift that is customizable and enjoyed by anyone who will receive it. Customize your gift basket with 3 or more items including:

  • Any size Olive Oils
  • Any size Balsamic Vinegars
  • Chocolates
  • Beauty Products
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Salts, Jams, and/or Soy Sauce
  • Pasta and pasta sauces
  • Meat rubs

The possibilities are endless! Stop in and create your customized Olive Barrel gift basket today!

Monthly Prize


Stop on into our store and enter yourself into our monthly drawing! You have the opportunity to win 2 small bottles filled with your choice of oil or vinegar!

*excludes the gourmet oils: black and white truffle oil, walnut oil, almond oil, and sesame oil.

*purchase necessary before signing up.

 

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Weekly Specials!


 

Here at The Olive Barrel, we value our customers and encourage them to try new products. As a weekly promotion, we will be giving 10% off of your purchase of the weekly special olive oil or balsamic vinegar. The weekly special this week is:

Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar

You may pick any size bottle: small, medium, or large. Offer is good through the week of August 11th-17th.

 

Check back next week for our August 18th-24th weekly special!

No Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

3/4 Cup Walnut Oil

1 tsp. Vanilla

2 1/4 Cup Flour

1 tsp. Baking Soda

3/4 Cup Brown Sugar

2 Eggs

1 1/4 Cup Sugar

1 tsp. Salt

12 oz. Chocolate Chips

 

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl, blend the Walnut oil, eggs, vanilla, brown sugar and sugar until creamy. Then mix in the chocolate chips, flour, baking soda and salt. Place on a greased or non-stick cookie sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes for about five dozen cookies.

New Website

41We’ve been very busy and now that the store is open and the website is up, we are thrilled to be bringing you the finest olive oils and vinegars available.  Order online today with free shipping on all orders over $75!