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Posted by in News on May 17, 2019 .

Yikes! The calendar says we are now just one week away from Memorial Weekend and the unofficial start of the gorgeous summer season here in West Michigan.  Have you made your summer plans yet to visit Southwest Michigan? Wherever you Michigan travels take you this summer, be sure to stop in our tasting rooms in either downtown South Haven or downtown St Joseph.

Posted by in Recipes on May 13, 2019 .

For the Cake:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 TBSP baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups plain low-fat yogurt
1 cup granulated sugar
3 eggs
1 TBSP grated lemon zest
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup Olive Cart Lakefront Lemon EVO oil
1/4 cup Olive Cart Nutty Pistachio Oil

For the syrup:

1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (from 3 lemons)
1/3 cup granulated sugar

For the glaze:

1 cup confectioners sugar
2 TBSP freshly squeezed lemon juice

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Oil a large loaf pan.  Note: must be at least 8x4x4 in size.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking...

Posted by in Recipes on May 07, 2019 .

8oz cream cheese softened

2 C Marshmallow Fluff
1/3 C Olive Cart Vanilla Chai Jelly
 
Whisk or beat softened cream cheese and Marshmallow fluff until light and airy.  Gently whisk or stir in  Olive Cart Vanilla Chai Jelly. It is ok to see little beads of the jelly.  Those are like flavor bursts of Vanilla Chai when you capture one of those.
 
Serve with chopped fruit, teddy grahams, crepes, gingersnaps or vanilla wafers.  Use as a filling for whole strawberry's, between cake layers, or cookies.
 
Enjoy!

Posted by in News on May 03, 2019 .

Each year we search for new oils and balsamic vinegars to introduce to our customers.  This year we went a little crazy as we have ten new oils and balsamics that just arrived this week.  Stop in either of our stores to taste these incredible products or shop online to get yours soon.

Posted by in Recipes on Apr 25, 2019 .
1/4c Olive Cart Vanilla Chai Jelly
 2 tsp lime juice
10 raspberries rinsed and mashed with a fork.  (you want it to almost look like individual sections of the raspberry, or 2 or 3 clumped together)
pinch of Olive Cart MI Sea Salt Flakes
4 whole raspberries
8-9" crepes. (Homemade are better but feel free to buy the ones in the grocery store produce department.)
2 1/2-3" round cookie cutter 
 
Using the cookie cutter, cut your cake layers.  (you will get 8 layers per crepe.) don't waste your trimmings though. They make good nibbles
 
Filling:
In a bowl mix the Olive Cart Vanilla Chai Jelly, 2...

Posted by in Recipes on Apr 25, 2019 .
  • 1 cup whole blanched unsalted almonds (you can buy already blanched)
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¼ C Olive Cart extra virgin olive oil (any flavor your heart desires)
  • 3/4 teaspoon Olive Cart Himalayan sea salt
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1-2 TBLS Optional Seasoning of your choice (or taste)

The “Cheese” can be flavored by using infused oils, your favorite oils or a combination of both. 

Some suggestions are Pesto oil and seasoning.   Butternut squash seed oil. Rosemary lavender oil.  The possibilities are endless.

Additional of nutritional yeast will give it more of a cheesy flavor.

If you opt...

Posted by in Recipes on Apr 25, 2019 .

6 Hard Boiled Eggs peeled

¼ c Mayonaise

¼ C Olive Cart Bourbon Bacon Mustard

½ tsp  Olive Cart Smokey Bacon Salt

 

Chives or bacon for garnish

DIRECTIONS

1.    Cut eggs in half.  Carefully remove yolks and place in a bowl.

2.    Mash yolks with a fork until small crumbs.

3.    Add mayonnaise, Olive Cart Bourbon Bacon Mustard and Olive Cart Smokey Bacon salt and stir until smooth.

Fill the yolk cavities in the whites and garnish in your own way.

Posted by in Recipes on Apr 25, 2019 .

1 5oz can of white tuna packed in water

1.5 TBLS diced celery

1 TBLS diced onion

0.25 tsp Olive Cart Michigan sea Salt Flakes 

¼ C Olive Cart Roasted Red Pepper Chutney

2 TBLS  Olive Cart Garlic Chili extra-virgin olive oil

 

8 medium Kumato Tomatoes (or your favorite tomato)

 

DIRECTIONS

  1. Core tomatoes and slice partially into sections, being careful not to cut all the way through.  Gently open tomato into a blossom.
  2. Mix remaining ingredients together until incorporated
  3. Spoon into tomato blossoms and end...

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