Category Archives: Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Broken Omelette

There is an old saying that goes something like this; “Take comfort in knowing that anyone who can make an omelette most likely can do nothing else.”  Author Unknown (I just Forget) I do not recall the author at this … Continue reading

Posted in Basil, Breakfast, Butter, Cheese, Cooking, Cuisine, Eating, Eggs, Ementhaler Cheese, English Bacon, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Food, Garlic, Herbs & Spices, Kernal Corn, Leeks, Meat, Olive Oil, Omelette, Onions, Parmesean, Recipes, Scallions, Vegetables, Yellow Onions | 9 Comments

Four Cheese Florentine Pasta With Chicken

Looking for a pasta with a cheese sauce but do not want it smothered in cheese. Then this is the perfect plate for you. There is no way for me to say this is a light dish, but it certainly … Continue reading

Posted in Baby Spinach, Basil, Cheese, Chicken, Chicken Stock, Cooking, Cuisine, Dinner, Eating, Ementhaler Cheese, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Food, Garlic, Gorgonzola, Herbs & Spices, Italian, Meat, Olive Oil, Onions, Parmesean, Pasta, Pecorino Romano, Recipes, Sauces & Marinades, Spaghetti, Stock, Vegetables | 4 Comments

Caprese Pasta With Bacon and Onion

  Saw a nice pasta dish over at “Better When Broken,” that I just had to try, and of course would have to modify. The modification you ask? Well by taking the traditional Caprese salad ingredients of this dish and … Continue reading

Posted in Bacon, Basil, Buffalo Mozzarella, Cherry Tomatoes, Chicken Stock, Cooking, Cuisine, Dinner, Eating, Ementhaler Cheese, English Bacon, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Food, Garlic, Herbs & Spices, Italian, Italian Cuisine, Italy, Meat, Olive Oil, Onions, Pasta, Penne, Recipes, Vegetables | 10 Comments

Three Bean Potato and Bay Leaf Soup

So I have not been feeling well all week so I have not eaten much, hence I have not had a reason to cook. When I finally did, the cupboards were bare….almost. I made a nice bean soup which is … Continue reading

Posted in Basil, Bay Leaves, Celery, Cooking, Cuisine, Dinner, Eating, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Food, Garlic, Herbs & Spices, Kidney Beans, Olive Oil, Recipes, Soup, Thyme, Tomatoes, Vegetables, White Beans, Yellow Peas | 4 Comments

Bouillabaisse Number 143

Why #143 you ask? Well, I suppose it’s because I almost never make it the same way. Sometimes I just don’t have all the ingredients. Sometimes it is just the availability of product depending where I am living. Like chicken … Continue reading

Posted in Alaskan Pollock, Alcohol, Basil, Bouillabaisse, Butter, Calamari, Carmelized Onions, Cooking, Cuisine, Dinner, Eating, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Fish, Fish Soup, Food, French, Garlic, Herbs & Spices, Leeks, Olive Oil, Onion Soup, Onions, Recipes, Red Wine, Seafood, Shrimp, Soup, Stew, Thyme, Tomatoes, Tuna, Tuna Steak, Vegetables, Whole-Peeled-Tomatoes, Yellow Onions | 4 Comments

Pasta Florentine with Grilled and Cipollini Onions In an Ementhaler Cheese Sauce

When I was younger for years I only ate a red sauce and mostly spaghetti. Spaghetti and meatballs every Sunday with sausage and brasiole on the side. I was so spoiled, like my grandfather, that if my grandmother cooked any other noodle, … Continue reading

Posted in Baby Spinach, Basil, Chicken Stock, Chicken Thighs, Cipollini Onions, Cooking, Cuisine, Dinner, Eating, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Food, Garlic, Herbs & Spices, Italian, Italian Cuisine, Italy, Meat, Olive Oil, Onions, Pasta, Pecorino Romano, Recipes, Sauces & Marinades, Scallions, Spaghetti, Vegetables, Yellow Onions | 10 Comments

Chicken Thigh Sandwich With Sicilian Pesto, Spinach, & Sundried Tomatoes

I remember my first conscious decision about my taste in sandwiches. I was in first grade and was bored with Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. My mother, who was keen on this fact, starting making me baloney sandwiches. Now as a … Continue reading

Posted in American Cheese, Baby Spinach, Basil, Bread & Grains, Cheese, Chicken, Chicken Thighs, Cooking, Cuisine, Dinner, Eating, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Food, Garlic, Gorgonzola, Herbs & Spices, Meat, Nuts, Olive Oil, Onions, Pine Nuts, Recipes, Red Pepper Flakes, Rose Wine, Sandwiches, Sauces & Marinades, Sicilian Pesto, Spreads, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Vegetables, Yellow Onions | 13 Comments

Fried Potatoes With Bacon & Eggs

Ingredients: 1 Large Potato Sliced 1/8 inch thick 1 Medium Onion sliced 1/8 Inch thick 1/2 can of Kernel Corn 8 Cloves of Garlic Crushed 2 Tbl of Dry Basil 1/2 Cup Water 1 Beef Bullion Cube 2 Eggs 1/4 … Continue reading

Posted in Bacon, Basil, Beef Broth, Breakfast, Cooking, Cuisine, Dinner, Eating, Eggs, English Bacon, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Food, Fried Potatoes, Garlic, Herbs & Spices, Kernal Corn, Meat, Olive Oil, Onions, Potatoes, Recipes, Stock, Vegetables, Yellow Onions | 12 Comments

Fennel & Bay Leaf Soup With Chicken and Garlic

Still a beautiful weekend here, but despite the warmth I want some soup, but nothing too heavy. Ingredients: 1 Small Onion Diced 2 Small Carrots cut 1/8 Inch 2 Celery Stalks cut 1/8 inch 1 Fennel Root Cut in half, … Continue reading

Posted in Baby Spinach, Carrots, Celery, Chicken, Chicken Broth, Chicken Soup, Chicken Stock, Cooking, Cuisine, Dinner, Eating, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Fennel, Fennel, Food, Garlic, Lovage, Meat, Olive Oil, Onions, Recipes, Soup, Spinach, Stock, Vegetables, White Beans, Yellow Onions | 7 Comments

Veg Medley With Chicken Thighs & Basil

Today was a beautiful day and probably the warmest day of the year as springtime comes upon us. I was able to sit in my yard today in shorts and a T and I was still hot. But despite the … Continue reading

Posted in Basil, Bell Pepper, Bell Peppers, Carrots, Celery, Chicken, Chicken Broth, Chicken Thighs, Cooking, Cuisine, Dinner, Eating, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Food, Garlic, Green Peppers, Herbs & Spices, Meat, Olive Oil, Onions, Recipes, Red Peppers, Sea Salt, Stock, Thigh Meat, Vegetable Seasoning, Vegetables, Yellow Onions, Zucchini | 2 Comments

Linguine With Chanterelle Mushrooms & Chicken

  Ingredients: 1/2 Cup of Dried Chanterelle Mushrooms 1 Cup of Chicken Stock 1 Medium Red Onion 1 Medium Yellow Onion 1 Yellow Pepper, sliced into medium strips 2 Garlic Bulbs, or 16 Cloves, crushed with mortar and pestle 1 … Continue reading

Posted in Basil, Butter, Chanterelle Mushrooms, Cheese, Chicken, Chicken Stock, Cooking, Cuisine, Dinner, Eating, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Food, Garlic, Herbs & Spices, Italian, Italian Cuisine, Italy, Linguine, Meat, Mushrooms, Olive Oil, Onions, Pasta, Pecorino Romano, Recipes, Red Onions, Red Pepper Flakes, Salt, Stock, Vegetables, Yellow Onions, Yellow Peppers | 7 Comments

Todays Quote for Monday March 21st, 2011

Todays quote comes from the founder of the slow food movement, inspired by our dinner last night at a slow food concept in Turin, Italy.

Posted in Cooking, Cuisine, Dinner, Eating, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Food, Italian, Italian Cuisine, Italy, Olive Oil, Slow Food | 4 Comments

Want To Win A Bottle Of Olive Oil Straight From Italy? Just tell Us Your Favorite Beer!

So I am headed to Italy this coming Sunday on business for 5 days and thought I would somehow include my friends. We ran a little contest on our Facebook page for a chance to win a bottle of Olive … Continue reading

Posted in Beer, Cooking, Cuisine, Eating, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Food, Italian, Italy, Olive Oil, Recipes, St Patrick's Day | Leave a comment

Fried Breakfast Potatoes With Ham & Cheese

So what do you do when you wake up on a sunny morning and your first thoughts are of making an omelette, but you realize you have no eggs? Well then, you have to move to your back up plan and … Continue reading

Posted in Banana Peppers, Basil, Breakfast, Cheese, Chicken Stock, Cooking, Cuisine, Dinner, Eating, Eggs, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Food, Garlic, Ham, Home Fries, Kernal Corn, Meat, Olive Oil, Processed Cheddar, Recipes, Red Onions, Red Pepper Flakes, Vegetables | 9 Comments

Italian Sausage Sandwich With Grilled Onions & Cheese

I have two favorite aromas; I love the smell of a Cuban cigar coming fresh from the box or humidor; and I love the smell of sausage and onions grilling, wether it be at a county fair, the market in … Continue reading

Posted in Basil, Cheese, Cooking, Cuisine, Eating, Ementhaler Cheese, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Food, Garlic, Herbs & Spices, Italian, Italian Sausage, Meat, Olive Oil, Onions, Parmesean, Recipes, Rhye Bread, Romano Cheese, Sandwiches, Sausage Sandwich | 11 Comments