January 2013 Welcome to the D'Avolio eNewsletter Edition 2013.1

Welcome to 2013!

The D'Avolio family would like to thank everyone for an exciting 2012. A lot has happened including the opening of The Kitchen in Williamsville and a new outlet location in Ellicottville. Even our website has become a de facto new store which was remodelled in 2012 to a more advanced on-line shopping cart.

D'Avolio To Go KitOur line of products also grew in 2012 to include new kitchen accessories, gourmet foods and spices. We are especially proud of our new D'Avolio To Go case and 60 ml bottles. Our Olive Oils and Vinegars are not just for your home and office. Keep a To Go set with your favorite flavors in your purse or case enjoy it when you are out for the freshest taste with your meal.

Now it is time to slow down.....well maybe not. We have some new and very exciting changes for 2013, we are just not ready to announce them quite yet. So watch for new editions of the newsletter and website "The Olive Vine" news for upcoming changes.

 

Fight Cancer With Olive Oil

Olive Oil helps fight ca ncerThe National Cancer Institute explains how eating cruciferous vegetables may lower the incidence of cancer by providing the body with certain nutrients and compounds that protect cells from DNA damage and inactivate carcinogens. Examples of cruciferous veggies include broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, and arugala, among others. Studies have shown for some time that antioxidants and phytochemicals also help in the fight against cancer.

Olives (and extra virgin olive oil, in particular) have been shown to contain not only antioxidants in abundance, but also substantial amounts of other anticancer agents such as squalene, terpenoids, and oleic acid. Together, extra virgin olive oil and cruciferous vegetables may be a powerful combo to keep you and your loved ones healthy and cancer free. Pick any of your favorite D'Avolio EVOO's to drizzle on arugala salads, mix in cabbage salads and soups, or toss with roasted cauliflower and broccoli. It's easy to incorporate these powerful nutrients because they taste so good! Look to the NCI for more facts on diet and nutrition that help fight cancer.

Resources:
Cruciferous Vegetables and Cancer Prevention
Olives and olive oil in cancer prevention
National Cancer Institute Fact Sheets: Diet and Nutrition

 

Instant Lemon Pancakes with Blueberry Syrup

Instant Lemon Pancakes with Blueberry SyrupThese cold winter mornings certainly make it hard to crawl out from under your warm covers, but we're pretty sure that our Lemon Pancakes With Blueberry Syrup will lure just about anyone out to the kitchen, no matter the temperature. A delicious recipe using D'Avolio Lemon Fused Oil and Blueberry Balsamic Vinegar, this breakfast will induce warm bellies and smiling faces. You may print out the recipe from our website.

Ingredients

For the pancake mixture

  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

Instant Pancake Ingredients

  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons D'Avolio Lemon Olive Oil
  • 2 cups "Instant" Pancake Mix, recipe above
  • D'Avolio Lemon Olive Oil or D'Avolio Butter Olive Oil for greasing the pan
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries, if desired

Blueberry Syrup Ingredients

Preparation

Instant Pancake Mix Directions

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a lidded container.
  2. Shake to mix. Use the mix within 3 months.

Instant Pancake Directions

  1. Heat an electric griddle or frying pan to 350° F. Heat oven to 200° F.
  2. Whisk together the egg whites and the buttermilk in a small bowl. In another bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the D'Avolio Lemon Olive Oil.
  3. Combine the buttermilk mixture with the egg yolk mixture in a large mixing bowl and whisk together until thoroughly combined. Pour the liquid ingredients on top of the pancake mix. Using a whisk, mix the batter just enough to bring it together. Don't try to work all the lumps out.
  4. Check to see that the griddle is hot by placing a few drops of water onto to the griddle. The griddle is ready if the water dances across the surface. Lightly oil the griddle.
  5. Gently ladle the pancake batter onto the griddle and sprinkle on fruit if desired. When bubbles begin to set around the edges of the pancake and the griddle-side of the cake is golden, gently flip the pancakes. Continue to cook 2 to 3 minutes or until the pancake is set.
  6. Serve warm & topped with Blueberry Syrup.

Blueberry Syrup Directions

  1. Place all ingredients in a saucepan on the stove and allow to boil. When the sugar has dissolved, take a potato masher and mash the berries up to the consistency that you like. Allow the mixture to cook until the syrup will coat the back of your spoon, about 10-15 minutes.
  2. At this point, the syrup is ready to use. You can leave the blueberries in the syrup for a rustic meal, or strain them out for a smooth texture.
 

Olive oil is great for sautéing, but don't let heat get too high!

Olive Oil is often overlooked when cooking that requires sautéing. We believe this is a classic example of Kitchen Myths. Olive Oils have a smoking point ranging from 391° for lower cost store Olive Oils to to 405° for your higher quality Extra Virgin Olive Oils such as D'Avolio carries. Most sautéing is done in the neighborhood of 350° and while Olive Oils impart a wonderful flavor to your food, long exposure and high heat will affect its quality.

Many sources say it's OK to fry using olive oil as long as you don't hit the smoking point. On the International Olive Council Web site, the council says that food retains its "nutritional value better" when it's fried with olive oil as opposed to other oils.

Resources:
Heating Olive Oil and Smoke Point
Dispelling the Myths of Frying with Olive Oil

 

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Announcements
 
Upcoming Dates
'Save The Dates' For January

8 - Bubble Bath Day

What better way to unwind than with a hot, soapy bubble bath with Olivella Olive Oil Bath products? Bubble Bath Day encourages you to relax – light the candles, play some soothing music and lose yourself in a favorite book for an hour or so.

21 - Martin Luther King

During his lifetime, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. sought to forge the common ground on which people from all walks of life could join together as equals to address important community issues.

25 - Healthy Weight Day

By the third week in January, New Year diets are dumped, the rebound binge is over and people are looking for balance to get their lives back on track.

That does not have to happen, start by bringing fantastic flavor and a healthy addition to your meals with D'Avolio Olive Oils and Vinegars.

 
Perfect Pairings

Seasonal Recipes

D'Avolio has chosen two recipes for start of the 2013 New Year!

Truffled, Soft Scrambled EggsTruffled, Soft Scrambled Eggs

 

Serrano-Wrapped Chicken Cutlets with Romesco SauceSerrano-Wrapped Chicken Cutlets with Romesco Sauce

 
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.

Cinnamon Explosion

Add D'Avolio Cinnamon Pear Balsamic Vinegar and Roasted French Walnut Oil to many of your recipes to add the favors of nutty and spice together. Try in your favorite Apple Pie recipe!

 
Perfect Pairings

Chocolate Sunday
1/20/2013, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Chili & Chocolate
2/10/2013, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Healthy Options Cooking Class
2/12/2013, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

 

At D'Avolio's, we think that olive oil is in a class of its own when compared to other various products that positively impact a healthy lifestyle.

Visit our "Your Health" pages to read about how Olive Oils can be part of a healthy lifestyle.

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