October 2012 Welcome to the D'Avolio eNewsletter Edition 2012.10

D'Avolio Kitchen—What Makes The Perfect Sandwich?

DanIf you haven't tried a sandwich from the D'Avolio Kitchen yet, you are definitely missing out. Wondering what makes it so special? Dan Gagliardo, owner of all the D'Avolio stores, explains why their sandwiches taste so darn good.

"The sandwich starts with the roll. Absolutely, 100%," Dan says.

Every single morning at 6 am, Dan and his kitchen crew make fresh dough for their sandwich rolls. Right from scratch, they mix, raise, and bake enough dough for one day. Always a stickler for freshness, Dan won't over produce or keep rolls overnight. When they run out of rolls, that's it until tomorrow.

"We'll make 20 rolls a day. When we sell 20 sandwiches, we're done. That's it," Dan said.

The next most important thing for a top-notch sandwich?

"We felt the next important thing is the spread," Dan shared.

ServerD'Avolio offers four freshly made spreads you can choose for your sandwich. All are created using fresh ingredients and D'Avolio oils and spices. Take a gander at these delicious options:

  1. Black Olive Tapenade
  2. Basil Pesto
  3. Caponata
  4. Red Pepper Sauce

Lastly, the "meat" of the sandwich makes it complete. Dan says D'Avolio chooses local high quality meats and cheeses for their sandwiches, along with a big selection of veggies and toppings for you to pile on. D'Avolio has 65 choices for you to put on your sandwich---Wow!

Building a Sandwich"So that's the perfect sandwich, that's how we do it. It comes from freshness of the product and the choices that you're getting," Dan said, "Beyond that, I think there's something to be said about how engaging we are with our customers. If someone doesn't ask you 50 times throughout the course of your day how your food is, there would be something wrong here. I don't think it's ever too much. I think it shows people that we're interested. And if we're doing something wrong, we want to know about that too."

So there you have it; ultimate freshness, plenty of choice, high quality ingredients, and good customer service.

The perfect sandwich. Buon appetito!


Alternative Uses For Olive Oil

Hopefully by now you've discovered how exquisite a true extra virgin olive oil should taste. With the selection of oils at D'Avolio, chances are you've found several varietals you simply cannot live without. We wanted to remind you that olive oil might also be used in other ways, supporting your health both inside and out. Below are some simple ideas to incorporate olive oil into your overall health and beauty regime.

Facial Scrub:
(Any of D'Avolio oils will do, but try the Lemon, Blood Orange, or Persian Lime for the added benefits of the citrus scent and vitamin C.)

  • Take a nickel size drop of olive oil and some brown sugar
  • Mix until it's easy to spread on your face
  • Massage gently into your face in a circular motion, being careful to avoid getting into your eyes
  • Rinse face with luke warm water
  • Apply a few drops of oil on your face
  • Keep on your face until bedtime and blot dry.
  • Try this routine 2-3 times a week.

You can prevent those little nicks and cuts caused by shaving if you use olive oil as your "shaving cream". It's a natural lubricant and will allow your razor to glide smoothly over your skin. An added perk to this is the olive oil will protect your razor from rust by repelling air and water.

Wet the area you'd like to shave with warm water before applying a layer of olive oil, just as you would shaving cream or gel. Then shave normally; your razor will easily glide over your skin for a smooth, close shave. You may want to rinse and wash with a mild cleanser afterwards, depending on the body part (i.e. the face). Rinse the razor and coat the blade with a drop of olive oil to protect it. We suggest using one of our citrus olive oils for shaving, such as the Lemon, Persian lime, or Blood Orange.

Soothes Skin:
Olive oil is soothing to itchy, burning, irritated skin and offers quick relief. Try it on dry skin or on eruptions caused by chafing, mild dermatitis, or psoriasis. Spreading a thin layer of olive oil on your baby's diaper rash may help it to heal.

Bath Oil:
Forget Mr. Bubbles, instead grab your bottle of olive oil and mix about 4 Tablespoons into your bath. For additional sensory pleasure, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to the mix. Try Lavender, Roman Chamomile, or Clary Sage for relaxation.

Olive oil is a wonderful conditioner for dry hair. Try this for silky smooth locks.

  • Warm up about 1/4 cup of olive oil (depending on length and thickness of your hair you may need more or less) and step into the bath or shower. Warm oil penetrates the hair shaft better.
  • Rinse your hair with warm water.
  • Using about 1 Tbsp at a time, massage olive oil in a circular motion right into your scalp. Repeat until your entire scalp is massaged with oil, using whatever oil is left on the ends of your hair.
  • Take a shower cap or plastic bag and secure over your hair. Let the oil penetrate your scalp and hair for at least 30 minutes. (Take a bath, read a book, call a friend, have some tea)
  • Rinse well, then shampoo and rinse again with cool water to seal the hair shaft.

Eye Makeup remover:
Grab a cotton ball or flat cotton pad and moisten it with a drop or two of the EVOO you have on hand. Gently wipe along your eyelids and lashes until you no longer look like a raccoon. You may also use a cotton swab to gently swipe under your lower lashes.

Rids Bad Breath:
While the causes for bad breath can vary, the usual suspect is bacteria in the mouth. Try swishing around about a tablespoon of olive oil in your mouth for at least a minute or two before spitting it out. The olive oil will help bind the bacteria together leaving your mouth fresher.

Much tastier than castor oil, a couple tablespoons of delicious D'Avolio EVOO will help ease constipation. If swallowing it straight is out of the question, drizzle a little extra on some salad or mix it up in a smoothie.

Upcoming Dates
'Save The Dates' For October

Ellicottville Fall Festival

It's the oldest and largest Festival when the foliage of the surrounding hills is ablaze with color. Tens of thousands of festival goers make for a lively weekend of unique foods, an Arts and Crafts Show, carnival rides, live entertainment and much more. This gives you the perfect opportunity to visit our D'Avolio Ellicottville store! See here for more details.

1 - Child Health Day

To help raise an awareness and a commitment to teaching children the benefits of good health and teaching parents how they can help and protect their children with good nutrition, year round fitness and exercise. See how D'Avolio by providing health education and the benefits of EVOO.

11-15 - National School Lunch Week

Schools nationwide have been cooking up all sorts of exciting programs and plans, and by participating in NSLW, you can showcase your accomplishments and educate your children about the importance of healthy school lunches. EVOO is not only for adults, visit our recipe section for healthy options.

16 - Sweetest Day

Surprise your loved one with Body and Bath products from Olive Oils. Flowers wilt, but these products reguvenate!

23 - Mother-In-Law Day

Hmmmmm. Really? Mother-in-Law Day. What can we say, but share a thought on this day with the D'Avolio Sampler kit.

31 - Halloween

Give a gift of healthy treats this year. Our recipe section offers many desserts that can be easily made for the ghost, goblins and creatures sure to visit your home.

Perfect Pairings

Festive Recipes

D'Avolio has chosen two recipes that complimnent the season of the haunted!

Tangy BBQ Flavored Pumpkin SeedsTangy BBQ Flavored Pumpkin Seeds


Chinese Cabbage SaladSpiced Pumpkin Cupcakes

Perfect Pairings

New to Olive Oils and Vinegars? The most number one question is what to do with these exquisite flavors. Visit our Perfect Pairings suggestions and enjoy new taste combinations.


Delivers a tangy bite with a sweet finish! Our D'Avolio Harissa Infused Oil with Golden Pineapple Balsamic Vinegar.

Perfect Pairings

Niagara Falls Air Base Health Fair
10/4/2012, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Gateway Longview's Wellness Fair
10/5/2012, 12:00 - 3:00 PM

Ellicottville Fall Festival
10/6-7/2012, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Healthy Options Cooking Class
10/9/2012, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Corks and Forks
10/11/2012, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Girls Night Out
11/8/2012 5:30 - 9:00 PM

Check out our complete list of D'Avolio Events for dates and locations

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