Friday, February 9, 2018

Cooking with Grampians Olive Co. Olive Oils*




Hi guys! Do you get slack with cooking meals during the school holidays? Or is that just me? We have been relying on takeaway and delivery a little too heavily lately, so I was excited to be sent a trio of Grampians Olive Co flavoured olive oils* recently, because if there's something that gets me motivated to cook, it's delicious olive oil. Whenever I see olive oils and gourmet dipping breads as a starter course I have to order it! Established in 1943, Grampians Olive Co. are celebrating 75 years of making Australia's Premium Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oils this year! They have an extensive range of organic extra virgin olive oils, infused oils, olives and vinegars. The flavours I chose for my Triple 100ml Gift Set* are Lemon Pressed, Garlic Infused and Blood Orange Infused. Can you tell I'm a citrus-loving gal? I thought I'd let you know a few ways I've been using these olive oils in my cooking. Let me know your ideas in the comments section below!




Olive Oil Dipping Platter with Crusty Bread
Simplicity is key with this pared back approach. Try getting to know your flavoured oils by simply dipping some crusty bread in and going to town! This allows your palate to really taste the flavours properly and you'll easily be able to identify your favourites. For me, these all taste great, but my preference is for citrus flavours, so my pick of the bunch is the Blood Orange followed by the Lemon Infused then the Garlic. Interestingly, hubby was the complete opposite! He preferred garlic, then lemon, then blood orange.




Tomato, Feta, Rocket and Garlic Olive Oil Bruschetta
What's good about this one is that it's quick and easy to make, yet beautifully fresh and delicious! If you're not familiar, Bruschetta is an Italian antipasto consisting of grilled bread rubbed with garlic and topped with olive oil and salt. But most people add a few more ingredients, and in my version, I top the bread with tomato, feta cheese and rocket, for a peppery kick. I love to drizzle Grampians Olive Co. Garlic Infused olive oil over the top then finish with a sprinkling of sea salt and cracked black pepper. Perfect for your next dinner party or a lazy Sunday afternoon snack with a glass of wine. Yum!




Pasta with Ricotta, Pine Nuts & Lemon Pressed Olive Oil
I love pasta. It honestly may be one of my favourite foods ever. I love finding new pasta recipes and trying them out, it's the only thing I'm mostly confident experimenting with in the kitchen! I found this recipe on the Taste website and tweaked it a bit to suit me. Here's the recipe if you're interested. I basically omitted the olives, upped the amount of toasted pine nuts, changed the extra virgin olive oil to Grampians Olive Co Lemon Pressed olive oil, and also drizzled some extra oil over the finished dish. It was absolutely delicious, even if I do say so myself! Hubby loved it too, and even had seconds!


You can buy Grampians Olive Co. products online here.


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How do you use flavoured olive oils in your cooking?

38 comments:

  1. Oh I love the look of all of these! I’m a big bread fan so the first two are definitely right up my alley, but like you I also love pasta 😍 I think I might just have to try them all!

    Laura || www.thelifeoflaura.com.au xx

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    1. Bread and pasta forever! Haha. Hope you like them if you try making them xx

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  2. We can’t get enough of this one! So yummy

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  3. I need to try flavoured olive oils, I think they will make for a nice hint of added flavour. All your meals looks so delicious, its making it hungry x

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    1. Haha, I didn't have much for breakfast, so I'm hungry too. x

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  4. Ooh I like the look of the bruschetta! (Bread loving gal here - no paleo diet for me!) I just use plain olive oil (or extra virgin olive oil) in cooking as I have no idea about how to incorporate flavoured ones, nor do I think I'll use them that much.

    Shell // The Novice Life

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    1. I just kind of matched it with the flavours in the dish and it seemed to work out. Bread FTW!

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  5. I'm the same with relying on delivery (although I've been more on the Youfoodz bandwagon lately) but oh my god come and cook for meeee, these all look delicious Di!
    Ebony x

    www.theblackandwhiteguide.com

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    1. Haha thanks Ebony! I'm all cooked out after this, looking forward to a break from it this weekend lol x

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  6. Everything looks so delicious. I need to try flavored olive oils :)

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  7. Oh yum, these sound delicious and you made some yummy food with them! :) I'm so unadventurous in my cooking - I should try fancy oils like this to jazz it up a bit!

    Hope you've been having a lovely week! Another busy one here, but not as stressful as last week so that's nice :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. I'm glad your week is not as stressful Mica! Thanks for reading :)

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    1. I can confirm it was delicious! Thanks Leanne!

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  9. I'm a sucker for garlic infused olive oil, I got nuts over it! I'm also obsessed with truffle infused oil, it goes beautifully in salad dressing, drool! And you know you can trust Grampians too hey!

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    1. I clearly need to try the truffle infused one, people keep suggesting it. These Grampians ones are so yummy!

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  10. I must admit I've never liked the taste of olive oil. But I seem to be the only one!

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    1. That's OK, we are all different. There are so many foods I don't like that most people love!

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  11. They all look delish. Thanks, Di, for sharing.

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  12. I love your version of bruschetta! I'm going to try this tonight with the Grampains Olive Co Garlic Olive Oil and the added feta which I don't usually add.

    It looks so delicious!

    Ingrid
    http://www.fabulousandfunlife.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Thanks Ingrid! Feta on everything. Everything!! Haha :)

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  13. Yum! I love oils and crusty bread, it’s my favourite! I would love to try the garlic infused oil!

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    1. I'm such a huge fan of crusty bread and olive oil, isn't is so delicious?!

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  14. Ooooh yes the garlic one would be so delicious to dip bread into! Haha :P

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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  15. I love bruschetta and these oils provide such a large selection that you can use it for anything!

    Rochelle || www.simplesocialsister.com

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  16. These are my all time fav at home ♥

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  17. Well that looks delish..and I hope it was!! Thanks for linking up for #lifethisweek 7/52. Next week's optional prompt: February Is...

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  18. Yum yum!! I would put these to good use for sure! The blood orange oil would be amazing in a salad dressing!

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    1. Oh yes it would! I need to try that, I still have some blood orange olive oil left!

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