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Buttermilk Vanilla Pound Cake

1 cup butter, room temperature 3 cups sugar 4 eggs 1 tsp. Madagascar Vanilla Extract 3 cups flour 1/4 tsp. baking soda pinch of salt 1 cup buttermilk Using a mixer, cream together butter and sugar, add eggs and vanilla. Sift flour, and then sift again with baking soda and salt. Alternating the flour and […]

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Salad of lentils, dried tomatoes and apple

INGREDIENTS: 12oz Green lentils 2-3 Apples diced (medium, sweet & tart varietal) 6oz Arugula Greens 1 Tbsp. True Olive Connection’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 chopped Dried Tomato 1 Tsp. Sherry Vinegar .5 Tsp. Lemon Juice Salt to taste Black pepper to taste Chopped chives to taste DIRECTONS: Cook the lentils in salted water, drain […]

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Roasted Veggies in balsamic and feta cheese

Roasted Veggies with Balsamic and Feta Cheese

TRUE OLIVE CONNECTION Roasted Veggies with Greek Feta INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons True Olive Connection extra virgin olive oil (Arbequina, Frantoio, Picual are my favs) 2 tablespoons True Olive Connection balsamic vinegar (Maple, Vanilla Fig, 25 Star, Blackberry Ginger are all great for this recipe) 6 carrots, peeled, halved lengthwise and quartered 4 parsnips, peeled, halved […]

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BLOOD ORANGE CROPPED

Blood Orange, Cranberry Pear Shredded Broccoli Salad

Ingredients: 12 oz. Shredded Broccoli (match stick size) (about 2 cups shredded) 1-2 apple(s), very thinly sliced or cubed (Fuji, Honey Crisp work great) ¼ cup dried cranberries ¼ mutli colored raisins 1/3 cup pomegranate seeds ¼ cup toasted nuts (optional sweet or spicy) 1/3 cup Blood Orange Olive Oil 1/3 cup Cranberry Pear Balsamic […]

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Strawberry Balsamic Mixed Cocktail

Vinegar gets popular in cocktails

Progressive bartenders, lime shortage drive use of the sour ingredient Apr 17, 2014 David Flaherty David Flaherty is the Beer & Spirits Director at Hearth Restaurant and the Terroir wine bars in New York. A freelance beverage writer, David is also a Cicerone Certified Beer Server, a wine geek, a seeker of fine spirits, a […]

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Citrus Ginger Cake with Spiced Orange Compote

THIS RECIPE CALLS FOR: 1/2 cup honey 1/4 cup mild-flavored extra-virgin olive oil (I suggest Arbosana, Arbequina,or  Nocellara) 2 large eggs, at room temperature, separated (see Tip) 2 tablespoons freshly grated orange or Meyer lemon zest 1/3 cup fresh orange or Meyer lemon juice 5 tablespoons chopped crystallized ginger, divided 1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour […]

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Download An Article on Polyphenols & Antioxidants in Olive Oil

Antioxidants and Polyphenols Olive oil contains polyphenols, vitamin E and other natural antioxidants that are in the oil’s own natural preservatives.  Antioxidants damper the auto-generation of peroxides, delaying the onset of oxidations and rancidity.  As a result, antioxidants increase the oil’s shelf life. Download the pdf to read the entire article.

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Stuffed Zucchini with Chicken Sausage

Ingredients: 4 medium sized zucchinis, ends trimmed 3 tablespoons True Olive Connection Tuscan Herb Olive Oil 2 links Italian-style chicken sausage, casings removed 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes (optional) salt and ground black pepper to taste 1/2 sweet onion (such as Vidalia or Maui), chopped 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1 (14.5 ounce) can whole […]

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Chicken with Artichokes and Sundried Tomatoes

Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil (True Olive Connection Garlic, Basil or Extra Virgin Olive Oil, your choice) 1/2 onion, sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch pieces 1/2 cup chicken broth 1 (15 ounce) can quartered artichoke hearts, undrained 1 (6 ounce) jar sun-dried tomatoes, drained and […]

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