The first food blog, YES!
I was very lucky to receive a beautiful gourmet food hamper a few days ago with all sorts of goodies in it. The first item that caught my eye is the O-MED oil and Vinegar bottles.
I have always been a huge olive oil fan in my cooking. Something that has been used by so many people for so long must be good for you right? By doing a bit of research though, I have learnt so much more. The http://www.omedoil.com website is so informative and the staff there are clearly very quick at responding to messages. I am already loving the customer service without even talking about the product.
I have featured here for you just two of the range of goodies they offer.
Picual White Oil
From the website I gathered the following:
Firstly the olives for this oil are harvested in the last week of October. The smell, oooh the smell. Is that of fruits and grass. It reminds you of the tomato plants and green almonds. It has hints of fresh-cut grass and aromatic herbs. It also has a persistent taste of artichokes, olive leaves, dried fruits and especially green walnuts.
They also suggest it is best with: with meats, tomato salads, as a drizzle over full-bodied cheeses, or on cold soups like gazpacho.
The other bottle I got was the CIDER VINEGAR
From the website this is what I have learned : The Cider is made from the juice squeezed from perfectly ripe apples. The Cider combines the best of the aroma of the freshly cut apples with the tartness of a northern Spanish cider. The acidity is smoother than wine based vinegars with well-balanced sweet notes.
They also suggested that its best in : marinades, sauces, and pickling. It pairs especially well with pork and winter vegetable dishes. Yummo! You can even use the vinegar to elevate your garden vegetable pickles.
Above is a picture of the olive oil. Its color is golden, clear and bright.
I have learnt a few things from the many useful bits of information this company has offered on their website or Facebook post. Here are some of these things.
- Bitter olives offer a better olive oil. Interesting.
- The best way to judge the quality of an oil is tasting straight. I tell you what this oil tastes amazing. Pour a little in a small glass and warm the glass in one hand, while covering it with the other. Now put your nose into the glass to sense the aromas. I wanted to bathe with this.
- You can keep unopened olive oil in a cool, dark place for up to two years.Once you open the container, the oil begins to degrade much faster. A good rule of thumb is to use it within a few months after opening. Can do.
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