July Newsletter, 2013 July 01 2013

Happy birthday, America!  July is heating up along with excitement at Olive Tree! 


Special  In-Store Demonstration

Have we got a treat for you!! Join us on Saturday, July 20th at 10:00 am when Jasper Mirabile pays a visit to Olive Tree. Chef Jasper will show us how to make fresh mozzarella cheese from milk! Truly a demo not to miss! It’s as fascinating as it is delicious! Sample the freshly made cheese paired in a heavenly way with our oils and vinegars. Can you taste it already? Gotta be here to get the full effect. Trust me.--you’ll want to be here! Put this on your calendar NOW.

Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar Experience at Jaspers Restaurant

We are fortunate enough to collaborate again with Chef Jasper Mirabile, on Monday, September 16th at 7:00 p.m. for an experience featuring many of our gourmet olive oils and balsamic vinegars along with the cuisine of Chef Jasper. Four courses $45.00. Please call Jaspers Restaurant at 816-942-3100 or click this link to register online. http://www.jasperskc.com/experienceJaspers.html

July Special
June’s special was overwhelmingly popular so we decided to keep it around for another month! That’s right … buy 3 bottles (375ml or larger, and receive 1 bottle FREE). Available through 7/31/13.


New Products
Sun Dried Tomato Olive Oil – Come sample our newest oil. This beauty is just lovely without adding extra flavors. The richness of the tomato stands on its own to create an excellent dipping oil, or instant pasta partner. 

Cooking Class

Join us on July 25th at 6:30 p.m. as Denise works her magic once again! Do NOT miss this amazing Denise menu:


Blueberry compote crostini - a sweet tangy appetizer made with slightly spiced blueberries and creamy honey goat cheese.

Fresh grilled corn salad – The perfect summer side dish. Fresh grilled corn with garden fresh vegetables lightly dressed with a sweet spicy vinaigrette.

Baja style grilled shrimp tacos – grilled shrimp with just the right “kick” topped with crispy slaw dressed with creamy cilantro lime sauce.

Pavlova – a light airy chocolate puff topped with mixed berries.

To attend, please call Olive Tree at 913.338.2700 to reserve your spot. Reserve with credit card BUT please bring cash or check made payable to Denise Lampione on the night of class. The cost for class is 25.00. Non-negotiable cancellation refund policy requires 48 hours notice. No refunds given for no-shows. We will be toughies on this one, friends.


Oil of the Month

Enjoy a 375ml bottle of Kansas grown Sunflower Oil for $7.95. Sunflower oil is light in taste and appearance and supplies more Vitamin E than any other vegetable oil. It is a combination of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats with low saturated fat levels. Sunflower oil is valued for its light taste, frying performance and health benefits. 

Sunflower Pesto


3 cups basil leaves 

1/2 cup Olive Tree Sunflower Oil

1/3 cup parmesan cheese

1/3 cup sunflower seeds

3 cloves garlic

Juice from 1/2 lemon

2 tablespoons hot water


Blend in food processor until desired consistency.


I sincerely hope that you have been enjoying this beautiful weather. I love seeing you in the store and it gives me great pleasure when you let me know how much you enjoy reading the newsletter. Thank you for sharing the Olive Tree love!


Dream big,


Mindy Lindeman
Olive Tree