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Figgy Mezcal Margaritas for Halloween

Truth be told - I was aghast when I saw the black liquid pouring out of the shaker... Curiosity prevailed, so I had a sip... and suddenly, I looked at this drink with newfound fondness. Figs and limes and mezcal and a spritz of soda water.  Give it a try now, practice, perfect it,  and you'll agree it's the perfect Halloween party drink... and then you'll thank me for the idea that Halloween isn't just for children.  Besides, you need an excuse for a party.  Of course if you are reading this after Halloween, take heart - Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner! Ingredients Ginger Syrup 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup water 3 tbsp fresh ginger peeled and chopped Fig Margaritas 1...

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Olive Oil Summertime Cocktail

Olive oil in a cocktail?  Yes! Add a unique sensation - viscosity - to your summer drinks.  Here's how! The trick to getting this cocktail right is to have a blender with a single serve attachment.  What you'll need - 1 pony (3/4 oz) Arroyo Seco Extra Virgin Olive Oil (a medium robust oil) or if you are adventurous use our Basil Olive Oil or Orange Olive Oil 1 jigger (1 1/2 oz) Vodka or Moonshine (clear) 1 1/4 cup cut up FROZEN watermelon (should be in 1 to 2 inch chunks) 1 egg white Balsamic Vinegar for drizzling/decor Fresh clean raspberries for embellishment Ahead of time note:  Watermelon season is here and there isn't an easier fruit to freeze and use...

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Grilled Fish Tacos

  Our tacos start out with fresh grilled halibut - so you may just want to make the grilled halibut the centerpiece of one meal and make tacos the next day - entirely up to you! This is a melding of international flavors. 2 lb Fresh Halibut olive oil for BBQ fish basket Marinade - 1 T Soy sauce 1 whole lemon juiced 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspon onion powder 1 teasppon ground cumin 1 T 25 Star Balsamic Vinegar Tacos 1 large avocado lemon or lime wedges 1 large chopped tomato 1/2 cup plain yogurt Cabbage sliced thin Cilantro chopped Chopped and Sautéed Onion Balsamic BBQ sauce Fresh warm corn tortillas __________________ Mix marinade ingredients in a bowl or shalow dish...

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Lyonnaise Salad with Dijon Olive Oil Dressing

The Kings of Leon just put out a new albumn... and that has absolutely nothing to do with this salad unless you enjoy homophones or you like to rock out while you cook - either way - Prepare your Lyon salad while listening to the Kings of Leon or some classic jazz! Ready to turn your home into little French bistro?  This simple, yet, hearty recipe, is filled with few but delicious ingredients: Crispy bacon, poached eggs, crispy croutons and a garlicky dijon dressing made using a lovely robust extra virgin olive oil. Lyonnaise salad (or Salad Lyonnaise) is a traditional dish hailing from the city of Lyon (touted as one of the best gastronomic cities in France). As far as salads go,...

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50 Shades of Avocado Toast

It's time to step up your avocado toast. This recipe has so much flavor, you'll take a bite and look down at your toast and wonder how one bite can pack all of that sensation. The secret is a generous layer of Beyond the Olive's Parmigiano Tapenade and a splash of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar.  We aren't going to list 50 variations, but we have five tapenades that you can switch out - add or subtract the egg, bacon, tofu... you get the gest... there are way more than 50 adaptations but let's start with one and go from there. Ingredients Serves 1 or 2 depending on hunger level (hungry = 1 avocado per person) 1 large slice of hearty whole grain or sourdough...

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