Welcome to 2012! I am reading a 'fresh off the printing press" copy of Tom Mueller's "Extra Virginity". Tom has a way of melding history, facts, myths and story telling, into a real page turner. As I turn those pages, I find my self saying "who knew?" again and again. If the Keshen Goodman does not have a copy, I will donate one to them. We do carry the book at our store in Halifax, and will have them in soon at the Charlottetown Store, for those of you who want one of your own.
chris nuttall-smith From Wednesday's Globe and Mail Published Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011 6:00PM EST There are few food terms as unimpeachable as “extra virgin.” The label, as applied to olive oil, stands for purity, for goodness, for healthfulness, even – for a natural product so fresh and so guileless that it’s not merely virginal, but doubly so. Or that’s what you’d think. In the summer of 2007, Tom Mueller, an American journalist living in Italy, published an article in The New Yorker that showed how the world’s most ubiquitous luxury food didn’t only fail to meet the “extra virgin”...
Do you have olive oil sitting in your cupboard that is past it's prime. Here is on of many uses for it. (do not use rancid oil) . Turn on your favorite music . Pour 1/4 to 1/2 (depending on tub size) of extra virgin olive oil into very warm water . Fill the tub as high as you are able (considering that two of you might be in the tub) . Add several drops of lavender oil or other aromatic oil (or your favorite cologne or perfume) . Light the candles . Float fragrant flower petals . Luxuriate in...
Thanks so much to Shelagh Duffett for her wonderful review that she posted to her highly entertaining blog recently. Amazing photo's as well. I suggest you make Shelagh's blog a regular stop, and don't forget to follow her on twitter @AliceinParis. I adored the balsamic vinegars. One of my all time faves was the chocolate balsamic! Really! Remember I said you could mix? I tried blood orange olive oil with the chocolate balsamic, amazing! The vinegars almost taste like liqueurs. To read the full article, and see her amazing photo's, here is the link to the entire article: http://aliceinparislovesartandtea.blogspot.com/2011/01/escape-to-mediterranean.html