• Recipe: Crostini make Oscar-worthy snacks

    Pear and Blue Cheese Crostini with Balsamic Cream, Nuts and Olive Oil Set the baguette slices on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Brush each slice lightly with olive oil. Bake the crostini, seven to eight minutes, or until lightly toasted. Crostini can be made a few hours before topping. Cover and keep at room temperature […]

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  • Recipe: Goat Cheese Spread with Herbs and Olive Oil

    Simplicity is always welcomed and never goes out of style. Goat cheese spread with herbs and olive oil is as easy as it gets. A hint of lemon zest adds a freshness and lightness to the cheese spread. The presentation is unique and stunning and will certainly be a hit with your guests. This recipe […]

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  • Exclusive recipe: Black olive tapenade toasts with anchovy, capers and EVOO

    SERVES 6 Ingredients: 450g (1lb) pitted black olives 6 anchovy fillets in oil 1 clove garlic, crushed to a cream 2 tsp capers, drained of brine or rinsed of salt salt and pepper zest of 2 lemons, finely grated 1 small chilli, finely chopped 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp chopped parsley, chives […]

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  • Recipe: Olives, As You’ve Seldom Seen Them

    A little creativity spices up this Mediterranean stalwart for tasty cocktail nibbles. It’s often said that, as a general rule, most people don’t like change. We like things the way we like them, especially if we have been liking them that way for a long time. That’s especially true with food. Some of us (me!) […]

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  • Recipe: Tortilla Española with Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    This healthy Spanish Tortilla omelet recipe sticks to the basics—eggs, potatoes, onions and a lavish amount of extra virgin olive oil Total Time: 40 minutes Serves: 4 as a main course, 8 as an appetizer INGREDIENTS 2 cups extra virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, thinly sliced ¾ teaspoon salt 2 large Yukon Gold potatoes, […]

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  • Burrata, Golden Beet & Arugula Bruschetta with extra virgin olive oil

    Ingredients: • 1 loaf of soft Italian bread • 3 Tbsp. ricotta cheese • 5 tsp extra-virgin olive oil • 3 golden beets • 1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar • 1 tsp water • 1 pinch kosher salt • 1 cup baby arugula • Juice from half of a lemon • 5 oz. burrata cheese • […]

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  • Recipe: Courgettes with anchovies, chunky pangrattato and mozzarella with EVOO

    This dish is my way of willing spring along. It makes a lovely lunch served simply with a leafy salad on the side. Who knows, weather permitting, you might even be able to have it outside. Serves 4 INGREDIENTS: 4 courgettes 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus extra to drizzle 40g day-old ciabatta 2 […]

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  • Recipe: Crab Taquitos with Salsa and Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    Makes 18 taquitos; serves 6 The salsa and aioli can be made ahead. Buy the freshest corn tortillas you can find. INGREDIENTS The salsa 1½ cups tomatillos (about ½ pound) 1 large avocado 1 clove garlic ¼ bunch fresh cilantro, stemmed Kosher salt, to taste The aioli 1 large egg yolk 1 cup mild extra […]

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  • Recipe: Extra Virgin Olive Olive and Pistachio Muffins

    Makes 12 INGREDIENTS 500ml flour 10ml baking powder 2ml salt 125ml sugar 2 extra large eggs 15ml orange zest 15ml lemon zest 30ml balsamic vinegar 125ml milk 125ml lemon-infused extra virgin olive oil 200ml pistachio nuts, roughly chopped DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 180ºC. Place paper liners in a 12-cup muffin tin. Sift the flour, baking […]

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  • Recipe: Greek Salad Bites with Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    I’m always looking for easy appetizers to throw together for an impromptu gathering. Inspired by these scrumptious caprese skewers, I decided it was time to test out a Greek salad skewer. All it takes is a bit of chopping of ingredients, and in about 20 minutes, I had a plate full of these delectable bites. […]

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  • Recipe: Greek Appetizer with Olives and Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    This simple Greek appetizer array is part takeout and part homemade. It makes a colorful starter for holiday entertaining. Set out small plates and let people serve themselves. Spanakopita is a savory Greek pastry made with spinach, eggs and cheese wrapped in phyllo dough. It is time-consuming to make, but easy to find in the […]

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  • 3 ideas for easy holiday party snacks with Olive Oil

    Nobody is going to blame you if your holiday party spread includes a bowl of mixed nuts, some grapes and a wedge or two of cheese. After all, most people enjoy them and are willing to nibble mindlessly on them. But it is easier than you think to elevate your feast by bolstering those tired […]

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  • Grilled flatbreads with extra virgin olive oil

    Ingredients: 1 batch basic bread dough plain flour, for dusting olive oil Vaoni a few sprigs fresh rosemary, leaves picked sea salt Method: Follow basic bread recipe through steps 1 to 4. After the dough has doubled in size, you need to knock the air out of it by bashing it around for a minute. […]

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  • Greek Vegetable “Stew” with Olive Oil

    Ingredients: 4 cups eggplant 2 cups summer squash 1 cup chopped onion 3 cups potatoes 3 cloves fresh garlic 1 red bell pepper 1/2 cup okra 1 cup fresh tomato 1/2 cup fresh Italian parsley 1/3 cup fresh mint 2 tablespoons fresh oregano 1/2 cup “Vaoni” Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 cup fresh tomato 2 […]

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  • Recipe: (Spinach Pie Triangles) with Olive Oil

    If you like Greek food then you’ll want to head to the corner of Brush and Monroe in Greektown this weekend. The Greektown Preservation Society is holding a harvest festival. Pavlo Manolas, the chef at Santorini Estiator, and Greektown Preservation Society board member Athina Papas joined us on 7 Action News This Morning on 20 […]

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