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Old 07-09-2011, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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A great base for marinated, grilled summer vegetables...not sure that I'd eat it on its own often, though. Need some produce to balance out the starch.
I was going to suggest grape tomatoes halved. The extra veggies would be good as well, but I let it get cold and serve as a salad, adding the cheese at the end.

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Old 07-09-2011, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I read somewhere...that some olive oil is mixed with vegetable oil.

I use the Costco Kirkland brand organic olive oil. It is pretty good and affordable.
I saw it suggested we mix the two (I may have seen it on the food network) the reason? Olive oil is so expensive, if you mix them (more olive than salad oil) you will get the benefit of Olive oil, healthwise and flavor and cut the food bill.

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Old 07-09-2011, 11:48 AM
 
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If you ever have the chance to visit Temecula (California) Old Town ... visit the Olive Oil store

(I have no affiliation to the store!)
are you sure? Only kidding, but I think there is a similar store in the Denver area.

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Old 07-31-2011, 10:02 PM
 
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Probably no reason even to put this as a recipe since all it is basically is pasta and olive oil but it's so simple, so quick and so tasty and not something you always think to throw together.

The Olive Oil used in this particular recipe is to die for as well. It's pretty garlicky already but I normally still throw a big spoonful of minced garlic from a giant jar I have in it.

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I love food like this!
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Old 08-01-2011, 02:34 PM
 
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I love food like this!
If you like stuff like this you have to try the Evoo olive oil. I was ging to make this last night and was out of it, I ws super bummed. Not the same with regular grocery store olive oil
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Old 08-01-2011, 03:01 PM
 
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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Evoo (Extra Virgin Olive Oil) is not a brand, it is available at any grocery store. It's the highest grade of olive oil. Twisted Olive is just one of many evoos.

The problem is when people think that "Pure" olive oil or "Light" olive oil are the same sort of grade. I think "light" can be legally adulterated with other oils, while Pure means that it's a second or third pressing of the olive where the oil may have been extracted with chemicals - iirc. Extra Virgin means that it's the first pressing, done without chemicals.

Some evoos are "fruitier" or more strongly flavored than others. Americans are supposedly incapable of handling the stronger olive oils, so we have been getting the mild stuff for the most part. It's the same reason our McCormick spices are so weak compared to spices in other lands, we're believed to dislike strong flavors, and that was quite true as recently as the 1960s. I remember that. Other countries like Mexico demand more flavor and a thicker consistency, so Spain and Italy will export stronger olive oil to them which tastes very distinctly different from any other veg oil.

It's possible in the bigger supermarkets now to find thicker, more strongly flavored olive oils, but you have to look for some indication like "fruitier flavor" or maybe it was "more robust flavor".

As I mentioned above, Costco Organic evoo tested out to be among the purest, with the healthiest components (which doesn't necessarily mean strongly flavored), but not everyone has a Costco nearby or can afford membership. I can't, so I buy from a supermarket for the most part. If I ever get another chance to shop at Costco, I'm going to buy enough of their olive oil to last me a coupla years!
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Old 08-03-2011, 09:17 AM
 
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Evoo (Extra Virgin Olive Oil) is not a brand, it is available at any grocery store. It's the highest grade of olive oil. Twisted Olive is just one of many evoos.

The problem is when people think that "Pure" olive oil or "Light" olive oil are the same sort of grade. I think "light" can be legally adulterated with other oils, while Pure means that it's a second or third pressing of the olive where the oil may have been extracted with chemicals - iirc. Extra Virgin means that it's the first pressing, done without chemicals.

Some evoos are "fruitier" or more strongly flavored than others. Americans are supposedly incapable of handling the stronger olive oils, so we have been getting the mild stuff for the most part. It's the same reason our McCormick spices are so weak compared to spices in other lands, we're believed to dislike strong flavors, and that was quite true as recently as the 1960s. I remember that. Other countries like Mexico demand more flavor and a thicker consistency, so Spain and Italy will export stronger olive oil to them which tastes very distinctly different from any other veg oil.

It's possible in the bigger supermarkets now to find thicker, more strongly flavored olive oils, but you have to look for some indication like "fruitier flavor" or maybe it was "more robust flavor".

As I mentioned above, Costco Organic evoo tested out to be among the purest, with the healthiest components (which doesn't necessarily mean strongly flavored), but not everyone has a Costco nearby or can afford membership. I can't, so I buy from a supermarket for the most part. If I ever get another chance to shop at Costco, I'm going to buy enough of their olive oil to last me a coupla years!
Twisted Olive calls their olive oil that I was mentioning Garlic Evoo. I know evo means extra virgin olive oil but if someone were looking for it no their site that's what its listed under.

The stuff is great if you love garlic though I normally still simmer a few cloves in this oil even though it already is pretty strong garlic taste
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Old 08-03-2011, 03:00 PM
 
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Sounds good. I'm always afraid to add fresh garlic to oil in the bottle because it might get botulism, and I don't care for the taste of browned garlic. This might be kinda nice for pasta and salads, and I'm sure they've figured out how to make it safer than do-it-yourself (low acid veg + low oxygen in the jar = botulin toxin).
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Old 08-05-2011, 08:15 PM
 
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This dish is why they sell deveined flash frozen raw shrimp. Rinse frozen shrimp in cold water to remove stray shell pieces, add to olive oil in saute pan, turn over to cook on both sides. As soon as shrimp is pink throughout proceed as above.
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Old 08-06-2011, 09:04 AM
 
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I read somewhere...that some olive oil is mixed with vegetable oil.

I use the Costco Kirkland brand organic olive oil. It is pretty good and affordable.
Yes. Some countries sell olive oil mixed with a cheaper oil and do not list the cheap oil on the label.
Two issues - you are paying olive oil prices and you have no idea if the other oil is mono unsaturated.

Then, there was another article that said olive oil sold in the states is sometimes rancid by the time you purchase it. The article went on to say sometimes the rancid brands' oils actually sell better than the fresh ones because American palates are so accustomed to it that that is the way they believe olive oil should taste. Rancid oils contain free radicals which are bad for your health.

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