Oh summer parties, you are romantically wonderful. Am I right? I'm right. Outdoor summer entertaining does not exist in Florida. I mean, you can have a pool party, sort of--- but you're always more than likely to have rain. So for us, our sometimes summer visits to Massachusetts are always guaranteed to be filled with dining outside--- and it always leaves me lusting after Florida winter. For summer (and for life) enjoying meals together needs to be easy. There's no point in stressing out over meals and feeling too anxious to enjoy them-- trust me, I've done that too many times. Now we often stick to things like toast--- and things on toast. I mean, you guys know I'm in love with all things on toast, I always have been-- so for me (and for our friends and family) this always seems perfect. And best of all, it's easy, and pretty good looking too :)
mixed olives quickly sautéed in olive & green lemon oil, lemon zest, grapefruit zest, and fresh rosemary.
When asked if we wanted to try out Oliviers &Co. I squealed with joy--- we LOVE (LOVE) oil and vinegar around here. I joke that Alex and I could single handily keep the olive oil and vinegar industry alive--- but you know, we almost probably could. Alex uses olive oil like it's his job, and I would drench anything and everything in vinegar. We aren't big splurgers around here, as you guys know--- we stick to our basics, but really good cooking staples? They are part of our basics. To make any meal delicious, all you really need is delicious quality products--- I swear on it. For us, finding O&Co (or them finding us) was like hitting the jackpot. (For you too, with a 300$ giveaway, haha!Can we say delicious party?)
Oliviers &Co works with top artisanal producers to offer the worlds best olive oil. And they are involved in every step of the production process. From overseeing family farms throughout Europe, to the mills and bottling facilities, and ultimately to its boutiques – from grove to table, O&Co. is focused on maintaining the highest integrity in their products.
Oh, and I'm kind of obsessed with this 'how to taste' guide. It's so fun-- and would be blast to have a wine and olive oil night with friends to try to figure out smells and flavors. Right? I mean, we're food nerds, but that sounds ridiculously fun and delicious.
Grilled Summer Fruit With Vegan Yogurt Dressing & Fig Balsamic Vinegar
6 large figs
1 cup plain coconut yogurt
1 tbsp honey
1 lemon zest and juice
oliviers &co organic persiani olive oil
oliviers &co fig balsamic vinegar
-coat peaches and apricots with olive oil
-sear on hot grill until fruit shows good marks and color
-remove and arrange on plate, tear figs open and lay on plate
-sprinkle with fresh blue berries and torn mint leaves
-in separate bowl, combine yogurt and lemon juice/zest
-drizzle over fruit
-finish with drizzle of fig balsamic vinegar and persiani olive oil
grilled fruit with fig balsamic vinegar
simple hummus, sprinkled with piment d' espelette
green pea and mint pesto with lemon oil.
hand crushed tomatoes with reserve sherry vinegar
simple green salad with a wild poppy vinegarette
wine, can't forget wine.
All my travel posts are a bit out of order (I still have New Orleans photos to share), but regardless, this was such a nice easy day--- and the best way to spend our first day in Massachusetts: sharing delicious food with friends and family. I'm looking forward to winter here in Florida and our next year summer party in New England :)
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