When a Customer/dear friend shares a cake recipe and then brings you the cake..well that is just sweet! No bundt about it- it is a delicious recipe that you will want to make over and over. For brunch, tea or dessert. Traci gives the credit to this recipe to Athena Calderone, from her book Cook [...]
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St. Patricks Day 2021, still cooking at home! Spring is right around the corner, at least we hope it is here in Chicago. I couldn't resist making again an old favorite of corned beef and cabbage this year but with a healthier twist. Boiled vegetables are never my favorite part of any dish but I [...]
This is the perfect time of year to compose this dish with all the fresh vegetables available at the farmers market. Colorful, bright and filling. Think Meatless Mondays! 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved. Use mixed if you can find them. Large handful fresh Basil finely chopped Sprinkle of Maldon Sea Salt Healthy pour of Vinagro [...]
Another Fine dish! If you have visited City Olive hopefully you have had the opportunity to talk shop with Stephanie. An amazing cook serving up some of the freshest and tastiest dishes using of course, only the Finest ingredients! Here Stephanie shares her Asparagus Salad, a lovely side dish that pairs beautifully with fish. Chilled [...]
The Season of Pesto! Go wild and use whatever herb or herbs available, or in this photo, one of our treasured customers shared her garden radish top pesto, using DeCarlo Classico extra virgin olive oil. The result - creamy and delicious! She served it as a dip for her home grown radishes and also tossed [...]
The warm temperatures make me rethink appetizers, searching for lighter and fresh. This recipe from Ina Garten hit the mark. Of course I love it when she says "use good olive oil"! I like to use one of our delicious Lemon Olive Oils and Amora Dijon mustard 1 pound skinless fresh salmon fillet 1/2 pound smoked [...]
Our family loves spice and for some of us, hotter and spicier is better. We devoured this recipe from Melissa Clark's book, Dinner: Changing the Game. Added bonus, it is made on one Sheet Pan! Serves 3 1/2pounds bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs and drumsticks 1 1/4pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 by [...]
A “peasant dish” of delicious proportions, this is the Cilento’s answer to “bruschetta”. Instead of toasted bread, it uses old crusty bread and turns it into a triumph and highlights the flavors of each element - rich fruity olive oil, sun-kissed tomatoes, and the durum wheat grain of the bread. In Cilento they sell “biscuits” [...]