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Debunking the Myth....

Posted on July 17, 2019 at 5:25 PM

DEBUNKING THE MYTH - “You can’t cook with olive oil…”

The smoke point of an oil is the temperature at which the oil starts to smoke. The smoke point of any edible oil depends on the Free Fatty Acid (FFA) level. The lower the acidity the higher the smoke point.

Here are the smoke point ranges for olive oil and other common cooking oils.

  • Olive Oil or Extra Light Olive Oil -- 390 - 468°F
  • Sunflower Oil ...
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Apple Thyme Martini

Posted on May 24, 2019 at 12:55 AM


  • 4 oz filtered apple cider
  • 1 oz Honey Ginger Thyme White Balsamic Reduction (see below)
  • 4 tsp lemon juice
  • 4 oz vodka
  • 6 dashes Black Walnut Bitters
  • 1 Tbsp egg white

Honey Ginger Thyme White Balsamic Reduction

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Zucchini Gingerbread

Posted on May 24, 2019 at 12:50 AM
  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups freshly grated zucchini and/or carrots
  • 1 cup Toasted Almond Oil
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated cane sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons dry ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/...
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Perfect Spciy Pork Tenderloin

Posted on May 24, 2019 at 12:35 AM
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Tomato Basil Soup

Posted on May 24, 2019 at 12:25 AM
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Gremolata
  • 1 medium sweet onion, chopped
  • 2-3 tomatoes, chopped (to equal approximately two cups)***
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 cup half and half
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup loosely packed fresh basil, chopped (additional basil for garnish)
  • 3-4 slices Italian bread, chopped

Sauté the onion in the olive o...

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