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Saturday, January 07th, 2017

Valentines Gifts For Her, gourmet Oil and vinegar cruets are a culinary experience of good taste

, quality flavor, and healthy benefits. A Gourmet kitchen is not complete without an oil and vinegar cruet.

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The Grape Cruet, makes an elegant statement on your dining table, the unique hand blown glass container has

two separate glass compartments within it. The outer vessel holds the olive oil and separates it from the inner vessel, which holds the balsamic vinegar. The simple dual design makes it easy for pouring, serving and storing. The grape cruet is made of SIMAX glass, this is a durable technical grade borosilicate glass similar in characteristics to that of PYREX.

A treasure of early spring is the available assortment of fresh salad greens. A visit to a local farmer’s market will cause many of us to indulge in varieties of arugula, butter lettuce, baby chard, and other leafy greens to toss in a salad bowl. Along with that comes the need for an oil and vinegar vinaigrette. Classic Vinaigrette Recipe that you can easily make.

The basic vinaigrette is one part balsamic vinegar to three parts extra virgin olive oil

. Note: the better quality of these two ingredients, the better the vinaigrette is going to be. Add the proportions to a mixing bowl or cup, whisk them together, drizzle over your tossed green salad. Salt and pepper to taste using fresh ground pepper. Add a crushed clove of garlic if you like a little extra zest. Prep time is quick and easy.Best Valentine’s gift for her“>gift for her…

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Bread dipping dishes allow the chef to arrange the table with flare. Elegance is a beautiful setting but simple concept. These custom designed bread dipping dishes make a perfect Valentine’s gift for her. Read the rest of this post originally posted 12-22-16 at Valentine’s gifts for her

Olive Oil Cruet Helps When Cooking With Olive Oil

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Gourmet Extra Virgin Olive Oil In An Olive Oil Cruet

Cooking with olive oil allows for the even transfer of heat when cooking a dish, making it a great way to cook that will give more even results than if you grilled or dry fried your meat or other food. But once you begin cooking with olive oil for frequently, you will see how easier it will be with the use of an olive oil cruet.

Cooking With An Olive Oil Cruet

Also, cooking with olive oil has the advantage that it can be heated to hot temperatures, hotter than a fan assisted oven or griddle pan, allowing for the food to be cooked evenly and quickly, the food being submerged in the oil in order to cook it quickly and evenly on all sides.
Your olive oil cruet will help keep your olive oil fresh at all times. It will also make it so much easier and quicker for you to store and pour as well as ready access to using olive oil. All you have to do is just pull a cork and pour!

The Different Types Of Olive Oil To Store In Your Olive Oil Cruet

However, when you cook with oil, you do need to be aware of the different types of oil that there are on the market and which ones are best for cooking. Different oils will begin to smoke at different temperatures, so this is the first point you need to be aware of. The smoke point of oil is the temperature at which the fat breaks down, and gives off gaseous products that are detectable to the human eye. The different smoking point of oils will depend on what type of oil it is and the concentration of fatty acids within. Animal fats are high in fatty acids, smoking at 375 degrees F; vegetable oil however has a lower concentration of fatty acids and will start to smoke at the very much higher temperature of 45 degrees F. As oil gets old and reused, it will smoke more easily due to the contamination of food particles within.

Deep Frying With Olive Oil

If you wish to deep fry food, you need to make sure that you do so with refined oils. If you use an unrefined oil, it will cost you more, but you will not benefit in any way as the flavors from the oil will be destroyed when it is heated up to such high temperatures. Also, unrefined oils are often totally unsuited to deep frying as they have a low smoke point. When oil begins to smoke, it begins to break down and the result of this being oil that is very greasy, will line the stomach, and give rise to stomach upset. You can often taste when oil that has smoked is used in cooking straight away, and your stomach will tell you too.

When deep frying food, what you need to remember is that the cheaper oils are actually better than using expensive oils. As the flavor of oil will disappear as it is heated up, there is no sense whatsoever in using an expensive oil for cooking. Perfect oils for deep frying are corn oil, sunflower oil, or peanut oil for an added nutty flavor. Alternatively, you may like to deep fry with olive oil, but if this is the case, stick to mild olive oil that is also much cheaper in price. Contrary to popular believe, olive oil does not have a low smoking point, so it is perfect for deep frying.

EVOO Pan Roasted Chicken Cacciatore

Wednesday, February 05th, 2014
  • Three pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • One quarter teaspoon fresh marjoram
  • One pound fresh tomatoes chopped in small pieces
  • One quarter cup extra virgin olive oil
  • One teaspoon salt
  • One quarter teaspoon pepper
  • One half cup dry white wine
  • One half cup chopped onion
  • One half bay leaf
  • One eighth teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • Eight ounces sliced mushrooms

Finely slice up the red tomatoes and dice the onions. Mince the mushrooms into small pieces. Cut the chicken breasts into three thinner fillets. Drizzle the olive oil from an olive oil cruet into a saucepan and turn to medium heat. Place the chicken breasts in there with the other ingredients. Put on the lid and let simmer for forty five minutes. Lift the lid and stir occasionally. On the side, put any excess pieces of chicken to serve with extra mushrooms. Goes great with green beans or broccoli and serves four.

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