May Newsletter, 2013 May 01 2013

Happy birthday … to us! We celebrate our second birthday this month. Olive Tree continues to grow strong because of our beloved, smart and loyal customers—can’t thank you enough. Celebrate with us, and enjoy Whimsy Cheesecake on Saturday, May 11th. We will have drawings for free oil and balsamic and there may be a birthday surprise or two.

May Special 
Buy 3 ~ 375ml bottles, receive a 200ml bottle FREE. In stock only. Offer good through 5/31/13. Excludes speciality oils.

Cooking Class
Don’t miss our fabulous, popular Denise as she teaches about infusing amazing flavors in scrumptious dishes.  Classes sell out quickly, so hop on it!
Tuesday, May 14th or Wednesday, May 15th 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Southwest style Quinoa with Crisp Veggies and Creamy Avocado Dressing

Mediterranean Green Bean Salad 

Thai Whole Wheat Noodles with Chicken and a Spicy Sweet Peanut Sauce

Mocha/Tiramisu Cookies

$30 which includes tasting. We will provide water to drink or feel free to bring your favorite adult beverages.
We are now using Eventbrite to sign up for classes. The link to the class is here.
 
Mother’s Day Gifts
We’ve been busy creating perfect Mother’s Day gifts we KNOW she’ll love. They are already expertly put-together for you to easily purchase. Tell us it’s for Mom and we will wrap your gift free of charge. 
 
Teacher /Hostess Gifts
Easiest, most unique teacher gift ever. We get rave reviews about these kits. Come treat your teachers and coaches and YOURSELF with this offer:
Buy 10 or more of our bread dipping or salad dressing kits ($14.95) and pick out a 375ml bottle of your choice for FREE.
 
Olive Tree on Zaarly
Go to www.zaarly.com and discover what everyone is buzzing about. Zaarly is a cross between craigslist and etsy for local businesses. Olive Tree is now a vendor on Zaarly-we think it’s a perfect match. As an introductory offer, Zaarly is offering a buy one, get one free promotion for Olive Tree customers. We only have 10 of these deals left. First come, first served.https://www.zaarly.com/olivetree/buy-one-get-one-free
 
Balsamic Vinegar of the Month
Enjoy a 375ml bottle of White Coconut Balsamic Vinegar for $13.00. We love white coconut on shrimp with Persian Lime Olive Oil or drizzled over a watermelon/caprese salad. Will it to be warm! Coconut will do the trick!
 
Thank you Denise Lampione for our recipe this month!
 
Grilled Caesar Salad

3 medium hearts of romaine or one head of romaine   
6 Tbsp. grated parmesan 
1/3 cup Olive Tree garlic olive oil plus 4 Tbsp.
2 Tbsp. Olive Tree White balsamic
Juice of 1 lemon
1 coddled egg
Dash Worcestershire sauce
Drizzle lettuce lightly with Olive Tree Garlic olive oil. Place on hot grill for 2 minutes or less.  We are looking for grill marks but not wilty lettuce.
Chop lettuce into bite size pieces. 
Toss lettuce into dressing (recipe below) to coat sprinkle with parmesan. Add croutons (recipe below).
 
Caesar dressing
1/3 cup Olive Tree garlic olive oil
2 Tbsp. Olive Tree White balsamic
Juice of 1 lemon
1 coddled egg (A coddled egg is heated just enough to kill bacteria but still has a consistency that will result in a smooth dressing).
Dash Worcestershire sauce
 
Place egg in shell in boiling water for 40 seconds. Immediately remove and run under cold water to stop the cooking process. The original recipe calls for a raw egg. I use raw eggs only when I am familiar with the source of the egg and how it was packaged. You can use processed eggs as well. If you would like a non-animal option you can replace the egg with a few tablespoons of silky tofu.
Whisk all dressing ingredients together until smooth.
 
Caesar croutons
Cut French bread into cubes, brush with Olive Tree garlic olive oil.  Heat in 325 oven for 10 to 15 minutes stirring every five minutes. You can also toast the croutons in a dry skillet. Sprinkle hot croutons with parmesan.
 
Thank you for another year! If there is anything that we can do to make your day, please let us know.
 
Dream big,
 
Mindy