Cornmeal Maple Olive Oil Muffins

We love the bit of crunch cornmeal adds to muffins. The maple flavor from the syrup and the balsamic vinegar, along with the moistness the olive oil adds to the crumb and texture makes these gems a recipe you will want to make every year the leaves start to change! Enjoy! =========== **Jennifer | September 29, 2020** * Prep Time: 10 minutes * Cook Time: 15-20 minutes * Total Time: 30 minutes **12 Servings:** MAPLE OLIVE OIL CORNMEAL MUFFINS Ingredients: – 1 3/4 Cups All Purpose Flour 1 Cup Yellow Cornmeal 2 t Baking Powder 1/2 t Baking Soda 1/2...

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Zucchini Carpaccio

Ingredients 2 medium zucchini 2 tablespoons of Lemon White Balsamic 2 tablespoons Truffle Oil 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley Flake sea salt and freshly ground black pepper Parmesan cheese, for shaving Preparation Using a Mandolin, shave the zucchini into very thin, oval slices. Discard the first slice that is very dark green skin. Arrange the slices on a platter, overlapping the slices. Either mix together or top individually with the Truffle Oil, Lemon Balsamic, salt, pepper, and parsley. Pour the mixture evenly over the zucchini slices. Allow it to sit for at least 15 minutes, or for up to an...

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Warm Butternut Squash and Orzo Salad

Ingredients 1 small butternut squash (about 1 pound), peeled, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch dice 1/2 pound small shiitake or Baby Bella mushrooms, stemmed and quartered 5 tablespoons O’Live A Little’s Roasted Butternut Squash Seed Oil, divided Kosher salt and black pepper 1 cup (8 ounces) uncooked Orzo 2 tablespoon O’Live A Little’s Sweet Cider Vinegar 2 TBSP O’Live A Little’s Blood Orange Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions, white and light green parts 7 ounces grated aged Cheddar (about 1 3/4 cups) Method Of Prep Preheat oven to 400°F. Toss squash with 2 teaspoons oil;...

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Unique Gifts for the Holidays and Other Special Occasions at O’Live A Little

We have more than just Olive Oil – Amazing Gift Baskets made to impressIs it just us? Or do the holidays get busier and “crazier” every year!?It never hurts to have some creative ideas to turn to in the waning days before the big celebrations begin. If you have a loved one who happens to be a “foodie”, our stores in South Windsor and Canton have an eclectic selection of delicacies from around the world.Need something to impress that certain host or hostess who has “everything”? Perhaps you could use some “out-of-the-ordinary” gift baskets to thank business clients and “A-List”...

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Tzatziki Spread

Click here for the video recipe!Ingredients 4 tablespoons O’Live A Little’s Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 tablespoon O’Live A Little’s Red Wine Vinegar 2 cloves of garlic, minced finely ½ teaspoon pink Himalayan sea salt ¼ teaspoon fresh cracked pepper 2 cups Greek full fat yogurt Cucumber – peeled and grated to equal approx. 1 cup. Once grated, be sure to squeeze the water out of the cucumber 1 tablespoon chopped dill or mint or a combination of both Method of Prep Combine olive oil, vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper into a bowl. Mix till well combined. Using a...

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Turn on your Sweetheart for Valentine’s or anytime!

Aphrodisiac foods may or may not prove to turn up the Libido. But, hey, it can’t hurt to tryAhh, Valentine’s Day. The holiday of love. Romance – it conjures up so many creative opportunities to say and show how much that special someone means to you.History and literature are at no loss for the romantically inclined – reference to food, beliefs, and folklore teach us that the right tasty morsels will excite and arouse desire in our love interest.We can all think of references to the amorous effects of oysters, red wine, and chocolate in popular movies and literature. In...

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