October Newsletter, 2013 October 01 2013

October is our favorite!  Love the crisp air, apples, and fall colors against the bright blue sky. Add a little bonfire outside with a comfy sweater and you almost have perfection...celebrate fall with Olive Tree's great offerings. Smore with a drizzle of Maple Balsamic anyone?

That's right, Maple Balsamic is BACK! Consider your roasted root vegetables or butternut squash with that added luscious maple sweet zing. We have a lots of autumn combinations. How about Cranberry Walnut Balsamic Vinegar  with a little Rosemary Olive Oil?

We've also added an exciting new gift idea--pick your trio! YOUR choice of three, 200ml bottles in our cute box! You buy the box, and we'll place in it your favorites. We have 14 oils/balsamics available from which to choose.  Voila, totally personalized delicious gift.  

Hawthorne Plaza is hopping with several events:

BACK IN THE SWING
October brings pink ribbons as we pull together to help fight breast cancer. Back In The Swing shopping cards are available now for purchase with check or cash at Olive Tree, for $25.00. 100% of the card fee is donated back to benefit breast cancer survivors. Use your Back in The Swing cards and save from October 3rd-13th.  Present your card at Olive Tree and receive  20% off all Olive Oils and Balsamics.

Best part? Be here for Hawthorne Plaza's Pink Party, October 3rd, at 5:30 p.m. Pick up your scavenger hunt punch card, find the pink ribbon in participating stores, and enjoy pink delish treats and discounts, with your Back In The Swing card. The first saavy 100 people to show up will receive a swag bag filled with goodies. Your completed scavenger hunt card will place you in a drawing for several grand prizes (hint: Olive Tree is offering a free bottle/month for a YEAR!). RSVP is encouraged at contact@sticksisters.com or 913-499-8800. Fun night to get together with friends and contribute to a worthy cause.





Hawthorne will also host Hawthorne Howl, an event benefiting Wayside Waifs, Saturday, October 26th.  Let's see those amazing canine costumes out in full force!

ANOTHER GREAT SHOPPING OPPORTUNITIY:

Oh yes it's Ladies Night at Bank of Blue Valley, Thursday, October 10th 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. You'll find 30 great booths with wonderful items. Stop by our booth and say hello! Admission is free.

DENISE IS BUSY BAKING
Denise will have lovely samples of delicious quick breads/balsamic butters for you to enjoy on Saturday, October 26th. Come find a grownup treat--way better than that Halloween Candy (please, don't get me started).

CORPORATE GIFTS
Olive Tree would love to be your "go to" source for any corporate gifting. Your customers, referral sources, etc will be delighted to receive something different, delicious and from a local store this year. Email us at Office@olivetreekc.com for great, convenient service.

This month’s recipe is from our friend, Ann Lund’s cookbook “Dining On Barton Street”

Secret Ingredient Pumpkin Bread

2 ½ c all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 (3.4 oz) pkg instant butterscotch pudding
1 (3.4 oz) pkg instant lemon pudding
5 large eggs
1 1/2 c granulated sugar
1 1/2 c Olive Tree Blood Orange Olive Oil
2 c.  canned or fresh pumpkin
1 tsp real vanilla extract

Sift together first 8 ingredients. In another bowl beat eggs well. Add oil, sugar, pumpkin and vanilla to eggs and mix well. Combine wet and dry ingredients by hand, pressing out any large lumps with your spoon, just until ingredients are moistened. Do not over mix. Pour into 6 mini loaf pans (greased and floured) and bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 35-40 min. This will also make two regular sized loaves. Remove from oven, cool completely on wire rack. Wrap tightly in plastic and enjoy right away, or freeze for gift giving.

Thank you, Ann! We love you and your recipes!  We have Ann's cookbooks in the store for purchase.
 
Thank you for incredible support! 
 
Dream big,
 
Mindy