Olive Oil Anyone?

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You betcha! And when a new and delicious one comes so highly recommended from a fellow foodie, well, I just had to share it with you. Olivi is a beautiful finishing extra virgin olive oil with a naturally peppery pungency. Pressed from the Chemlali variety of olives locally grown on Djerba Island in the South of Tunisia, the olives are hand picked by local farmers and cold pressed to produce this exceptional extra virgin olive oil.

It’s as rich and smooth as butter~ you could drink it straight from the can. It’s THAT good! Like any exceptional EVOO, this is the good stuff– so use Olivi as a finishing or dipping oil only (not for cooking) to dress up a fresh green salad, steamed garden veggies, or use it as the final flourish to a pasta dish like my food blogger friend Ruthie from Cooking With Ruthie did in her Bruschetta Pasta with Olivi recipe. It will have you grabbing a multi-grain baguette to scoop up every last drop of this fragrant oil!
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And now the best part! Ruthie and I are teaming up with a few more of our extra-virgin-olive-oil-and-pasta-loving friends to give away five cans of Olivi Extra Virgin Olive Oil to five lucky winners!! Entry link at bottom of post, or visit anyone of these amazing ladies’ sites to enter: Dru from Polka Dot Poplars, Julie from Confessions of a Cooking Diva, Cathy from Three Kids and a Fish, Aleisha from She Calls me Mama Leisha and Jen from Tatertots and Jello .


Bruschetta Pasta with Olivi
yields 4 servings | recipe and photos courtesy Cooking With Ruthie

1-1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
10-15 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
1/4 cup fresh grated Parmesan
3 tablespoons Olivi Olive Oil
1/2-1 teaspoon sea salt (adjust to taste)
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
8 ounces whole grain angel hair pasta

In a large serving bowl combine tomatoes, basil, sea salt, pepper, and Olivi Olive Oil; allow to marinate while preparing pasta. Prepare pasta according to package directions, drain.  Add warm pasta to serving bowl and toss. Sprinkle with Parmesan. Enjoy!


ENTER here for a chance to win.

(pssst…..if you just can’t wait for the giveaway winners to be announced, then jump on-line and order Olivi Extra Virgin Olive Oil with this link and use the discount code: RUTHIE25 and receive 25% off your order.)

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