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...

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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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Strawberry Matcha Roll Cake

8 SERVINGSThis strawberry matcha roll cake is an ultimate summer treat! Delicate sponge cake flavored with Japanese green tea powder and filled with whipped cream and fresh strawberries.IngredientsFor Cake 4 large eggs ¼ cup (30gr) all-purpose flour 5 teaspoons (5gr) matcha green tea powder 1/2 cup (100gr) sugar, divided For Filling ½ cup (120ml) heavy cream 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons O’Live A Little’s Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar 1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder 7oz (200gr) fresh strawberries, hulled and chopped Powdered sugar for dusting, if desired Method For Prep Preheat the oven to 375° F (190° C). Line 13x9x2-in baking...

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Spring Garlic and Fennel Puree

Makes about two cups Click here for the video recipe!Ingredients 1 cup heavy cream 4 large heads of garlic, cloves peeled 1 small fennel bulb—trimmed, cored and thinly sliced crosswise 3 tablespoons milk Salt and freshly ground white pepper Method Of Prep In a medium saucepan, bring the cream, garlic, and fennel to a simmer. Cover and cook over low heat for 15 minutes. Uncover and simmer until the garlic and fennel are very tender, about 15 minutes. Let cool slightly, then transfer to a blender. Add the milk and puree until smooth. Season the puree with salt and pepper...

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