Recipes

WILD SALMON WITH PEARL COUSCOUS, SLOW-ROASTED TOMATOES, AND LEMON OREGANO OIL

I love this salmon recipe from Gourmet Magazine. The lemon oregano oil really amps up the flavor.  It makes the perfect meal if you want to impress guests. While it may look like a recipe with a lot of steps it's really quite easy and not very time consuming as everything is made in steps.  The longest part is roasting the tomatoes but they can be made up to 3 days in advance.

Olive Oil Crepes

This recipe comes from my friend (and fellow Olive Oil Sommelier) Hilda's blog. It's a simple but tasty crepe batter that you can make in the blender and leave in the fridge overnight. You can serve them simply with a drizzle of honey and a squeeze of lemon or spread on some of your favorite jam, a smear of Nutella or fill with berries and cream. This same recipe can also be used with savoury fillings. 

Melanzane Grigliate

This is a wonderful and easy dish that is perfect served along side a fish or meat entree or even tucked inside a fresh crusty roll and drizzled with a little more olive oil!

Olive Oil & Cacao Brownies

Olive oil might seem like a strange ingredient to make brownies with but believe me, it helps make the perfect fudgy brownie!

Butter to Olive Oil Conversion Chart

Did you know that you can replace butter with olive oil in almost any recipe?  It's true! You can even make pie pastry with olive oil instead of butter.  Here is a handy butter to olive oil conversion chart that everyone should have in their kitchen.

 

Butter/Margarine
Olive Oil
1 teaspoon
3/4 teaspoon
1 tablespoon
2 1/4 teaspoons
2 tablespoons
1 1/2 tablespoons
1/4 cup
3 tablespoons
1/3 cup
1/4 cup
1/2 cup
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons
2/3 cup
1/2 cup
3/4 cup
1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon
1 cup
3/4 cup

Roasted Asparagus

Typically a spring/early summer vegetable here in Ontario, you can still find some fairly decent local asparagus around at this time of year. My favorite way to cook it comes from a friend of mine.

Classic Bruschetta

There is nothing that tastes like summer more than a ripe, flavorful tomato! When they're in season classic tomato bruschetta is a great way to use them.