Thursday, October 14, 2010

It all happened on a fluke...

OK, so I get ideas from time to time. Won't share my worst (at least not yet). But I will share some of my best. I have made my own flavored olive oils for quite some time now and I will write a special piece on that at a later date.

This particular time I had made a vanilla oil. I simply cut a vanilla bean in two and put it in a bottle and filled it up with olive oil. I had had it standing on the shelf for about a week when I figured it was time to try it out. The only problem was with what....

Not quite in the mood to go shopping, I set out to find something exciting in my fridge. After a bit of sniffing, turning and pondering I found mozzarella and nectarines, I chopped it and mixed it all together and drizzled over some of the oil, it was fantastic! The sweet, the nutty and the creamy just came alive! Have it as an appetizer, desert or as a side to chicken, fish or even beef.


  1. Mmmmm, that sounds great. What type of olive oil would you recommend? I mean both for doing the vanille olive oil but also in general.

  2. Well, I wouldn't waste too much money since you'd want to put your own flavor on it. I buy zeta's classico and find it well covering my needs. The Zeta lemon oil is fantastic too! I got so inspired when I wrote this so I had to buy mozzarella and nectarines for tomorrow...