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Memories to share

When the shop was open those of us working in the store had so much fun giving tastes and sharing our personal favorites and how to use them. I thought I would share some of them with you now. I am sure many of you will remember several of these. John who was with me for years starting in the very beginning days of the store made sure everyone got to try his favorite pairing of Honey Ginger Balsamic and Roasted Japanese Sesame Oil. Honey Ginger is also great in hot green tea for a scratchy throat. Honey balsamic is equally good in hot tea. Cheryl loved Green Apple balsamic. She also pairs

Simple, quick and easy salads year round

So many things affect what we feel like eating from day to day. The weather I believe is a key factor. I know this summer I have been addicted to our Basil EVOO. I put it on everything from fresh vegetable sandwiches to pizza. A favorite pairing I discovered more than a decade ago combines two of the best scents and tastes of summer. Basil EVOO and Strawberry balsamic Summer salad. The fresh greens of your choice (I like a combination of Spring greens readily available packaged) Fresh strawberries (I usually half or quarter them) If you have Blueberries or Blackberries throw these in too. Chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans are fantastic but any nuts will be great) Very thinly sliced onions (I