olive types and food, wine, cheese pairings

Types of Olives and Pairings

If you’ve ever strolled through your local supermarket, chances are that you’ve seen an olive bar in the store with an almost endless amount of different types of olives. Black, green, purple, pitted, stuffed…The large variety of olives may intimidate you, but after reading this, you’ll learn about the different types of olives and a […]

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Customer Alert: Our Barrel-Aged Condimentos

In keeping with our tradition of providing our customers with the latest information about the fine products we offer, Carter & Cavero has changed the name of its Traditional Style Balsamic Vinegars and White Balsamic Vinegars to “Barrel-Aged Condimentos” and “White Barrel-Aged Condimentos.”  These changes to our bottle labels will occur over the course of […]

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Antioxidants and Olive Oil

What are antioxidants? Oxidation is a process that occurs not only when olive oil is being produced, but also inside our own bodies. Reactions occur continually inside the body, giving rise to the formation of free radicals. As a rule, free radicals do not cause severe damage thanks to the protection provided by antioxidants, which […]

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Cranberry Orange Poundcake

INGREDIENTS: 1-1/2 c. dried cranberries ** 1 c. (2 sticks or 16 Tbsp.) butter, atroom temperature 3/4 c. granulated white sugar 2 large eggs 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract 1/4 c. Solefrutta Clementine Marmalade 1/2 c. sour cream 2-1/2 c. all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt, optional PREPARATION:   Soak cranberries in hot […]

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Truffled Cauliflower Gratin

Ingredients: 1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets 3 Tbs. unsalted butter 2 tsp. White Truffle Oil 3 Tbs. all purpose flour 1 cup hot milk 1 cup hot half & half 1 cup freshly grated Gruyere cheese, divided 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup fresh bread crumbs Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper […]

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Roasted Sweet Potato Fries with Rosemary Olive Oil

INGREDIENTS: 1 large sweet potato, peeled Rosemary Olive Oil Sel Gris Sea Salt Small sprig of fresh rosemary, stripped and finely chopped fresh ground pepper PREPARATION:  Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Slice sweet potato either into steak or french fries strips or medallions.  Up to you.  Spread in one layer onto cookie sheet.  Drizzle rosemary olive […]

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Spicy Broccoli with Meyer Lemon Olive Oil

INGREDIENTS: 15-20 broccoli heads 1 tsp. Spaghettata or Puttanesca (Italian spices) ¼ c. Meyer Lemon Olive Oil New Zealand Natural Sea Salt, coarse PREPARATION:  Steam the broccoli until half way cooked.  Drain and set aside until ready to cook again.  Warm olive oil in a large pan.  Add Italian spices to the pan and cook […]

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