Strawberry Pie


It wouldn’t be May without a fresh strawberry pie.  The next time you have a craving for such a thing, give this recipe a try.  At Marisolio, strawberries are our theme for the month of May, and one of my favorite ways to enjoy this fruit in season is in a fresh pie.  Your guests will love this at your next barbecue or spring celebration.

Succulent Strawberry Pie

1 baked 9 inch pie crust
1 quart fresh strawberries, cleaned
1 cup white sugar
2 T. Marisolio Strawberry Balsamic Condimento
3 T. cornstarch
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

Arrange half of the strawberries in the pie crust.  Mash remaining strawberries and combine with sugar and Marisolio Strawberry Balsamic in a medium sauce pan.  Bring to a boil and stir constantly.  In a small bowl, combine the water and cornstarch.  Gradually stir cornstarch mixture into the boiling strawberries.  Reduce heat and simmer until thickened, about 10 minutes, stirring constantly.  Pour over berries in pie shell.  Chill for several hours before serving.  Whip cream until soft peaks form and serve over each serving of pie.

Stop by the shop for a bottle of our delicious Strawberry Balsamic.  It is amazing over fresh berries as well as ice cream.  Your summer pantry shouldn’t be without it!  We are located at 488 Main Street, Murphys, CA.  You can order by phone at (209) 728-8853 or on our website

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Openings Available in California Slider Class


Wouldn’t you love to learn how to make three different versions of the popular mini burgers called “Sliders”?  Aubrey Hanshaw is teaching this entertaining class for us here at Marisolio, and we still have a few spaces available.  Sliders are such a fun item to offer at a barbecue or other party.  Everyone loves these little bites and can’t seem to get enough of them.  Aubrey will show us how to make not just the burgers, but some tasty condiments as well.

Turkey Burgers with Pineapple Slaw
Beef Burger with Spicy Pasilla Chile Aioli
Salmon Burgers with Lemon Dill Caper Aioli

Class will be held Tuesday, May 24 at both 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM.  Class fee is $40.  Give the shop a call at (209) 728-8853 to reserve a space.

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Spring Sample Packs Have Arrived

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Marisolio’s much anticipated Spring 2016 Sample Packs have arrived!  We have put together a wonderful selection of six products that you and your friends will love.  Our fun gift box is pictured above, and is sure to delight anyone to whom you present it.  These attractive gift packs make terrific wedding or shower gifts, and we all know we are entering into prime Wedding Season!  The price for the sample pack is $30.  The three featured pairings are listed below:

FS-17 EVOO and Raspberry Balsamic Condimento
Wild Fernleaf Dill Olive Oil and Lemon-grass Mint Balsamic Condimento
Fused Baklouti Green Chili Olive Oil and Alfoos Mango Balsamic Condimento

Stop by the shop at 488 Main Street in Murphys for a sampling of the products contained in the gift box.  You can also order the sample pack by phone at (209) 728-8853 or on our website

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How To Use May’s Sale Products

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Marisolio has some delicious olive oils and vinegars on sale during the month of May, and we’d like to give you some simple tips on how to use them.  You can make the simplest recipes taste even more delicious with the use of our oils and balsamics.

Milanese Gremolata Olive Oil:  parsley, mint, and lemon zest are the primary flavors in this wonderful olive oil.  Try adding some to your next batch of Tabouli Salad, or perhaps rubbing it over your chicken prior to grilling.

Barnea Extra Virgin Olive Oil:  this medium intensity olive oil is just what you need for your basic spring and summer cooking.  With a hint of green apple, you can use this oil in your salad dressings, marinades and for bread dipping.

Persian Lime Infused Olive Oil:  the fresh lime flavor in this olive oil is perfect for your summer salads.  We also like to pair it with Blackberry Ginger Balsamic and brush it over grilled salmon.

Strawberry Balsamic Condimento:  great over fresh berries or ice cream.  As a salad dressing, it is wonderful paired with any of our citrus based olive oils.  Try it next time you make a spinach salad.

Champagne Wine Vinegar:  this is a must in home made mayonnaise!  Try it, you will never feel the same about store bought again.

Dark Chocolate Balsamic Condimento:  one of our best sellers.  This balsamic is so decadent over ice cream–you will not miss the flavor or the calories.  This is amazing drizzled over sliced bananas.

Stop by the shop at 488 Main Street in Murphys to sample this month’s sale offerings.  Tasting is always free.  You can also order by phone at (209) 728-8853 or on our website

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On Sale in May


Marisolio is offering some popular products on sale for the month of May.  With the end of the school year approaching fast, we would like to suggest that a gift of our olive oils and balsamic vinegars would be a wonderful way to show your children’s teachers how much they are appreciated.  A unique gift, sure to stand out and please.  All items listed below are available at a 10% discount all month long.

Milanese Gremolata Olive Oil
Barnea Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Persian Lime Infused Olive Oil

Strawberry Balsamic Condimento
Champagne Wine Vinegar
Dark Chocolate Balsamic Condiemento

All products can be purchased in the shop, located at 488 Main Street, Murphys.  You can also give us a call at (209) 727-8853 or order on the website:

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Downton Abbey Themed Cooking Class

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Marisolio’s cooking classes are becoming extremely popular, which is a great thing.  Some of our classes do sell out, so we want to be sure to alert you to a fantastic class coming up on May 10 that still has openings.  Marisolio is presenting a Downton Abbey themed cooking class with some fabulous recipes inspired by the popular PBS tv series.  Cathy Stroup will teach this fun class featuring the following:

Daisy’s Potato Crisps (Potato Chips)
Mrs. Patmore’s Tomato and Bacon Jam
Highclere Castle’s White Bean Artichoke Aioli
Lady Sybil’s Truffled Mac and Cheese
Lady Mary’s Cranberry Baked Brie Puff Pastry Bites

This menu is truly delicious.  The Tomato Bacon Jam alone is worth the price of admission!  And who doesn’t need to spice up their tried and true recipe for mac and cheese?  We promise. the addition of our truffle oil puts this in a new dimension.  The remaining dishes will do wonders to round out your go-to appetizer recipe collection.

Give Marisolio a call at (209) 728-8853 to reserve your spot in either the 10:00 AM session or the 6:00 PM evening session.  Class fee is $40.  You will leave the class with a full tummy and a booklet of new recipes to try out on your friends and family.

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Cinco de Mayo Salsa

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Arriba!  Abajo!  Al centro! Al dentro!  Are you planning a little Cinco de Mayo festival?  After you are sure you have the margaritas covered, you will want to be certain your recipe for Salsa is on point.  If you want to shake yours up a bit, consider adding a splash of Marisolio’s Baklouti Green Chile Olive Oil.

Celebration Salsa

16 oz. bag frozen corn
1 red pepper, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
5 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup Marisolio Baklouti Green Chile Oil
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
3 T. Marisolio Champagne Vinegar
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
4 ripe avocados, diced

In a large bowl, mix corn, red pepper, onion and garlic. In another bowl, combine Baklouti Green Chile Olive Oil, lemon juice, Marisolio Champagne Vinegar, oregano and salt and pepper.  Mix into vegetable mixture.  Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.  Before serving, add diced avocado.  Serve with tortilla chips.

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Mother’s Day Gifts

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We know we have just the perfect gift for the Moms in your life.  Stop by Marisolio and pick up some of our outstanding Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars.  We have an excellent selection of gourmet products that will not sit unworn in a drawer or need to be returned for a different size.

We are offering some of our oils and balsamics at a reduced price all month long, so you can pick up something for Mom and still have some change to get something for yourself!

We are at 488 Main Street in Murphys.  If you don’t have time to stop by for a tasting, considering ordering online at or by phone at (209) 728-8853.  We ship Priority Mail, so there is still time for Mom’s gift to arrive before Mother’s Day.

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Upcoming May Cooking Classes at Marisolio

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Marisolio‘s line up of cooking classes for the month of May is truly outstanding.  Our classes continue to just get better and better!  Pictured above is Chef Jonathan Wheeler, the instructor for our March class Spring Fever with Jonathan.  His level of professionalism was awe inspiring.  It was like having a chef from the Food Network right here in the shop!  Our attendees left with recipe booklets full of tips to use in their own kitchens.

We are excited to announce the May classes, and want to advise you to sign up sooner rather than later, as these spaces are limited and will sell out.  Class fees are $40 for each class.  Each class will have two sessions to choose from, 10 AM or 6 PM.  Call (209) 728-8853 to reserve your space.  All classes are held at Marisolio at 488 Main Street in Murphys.

May 10 we will offer Downton Abbey Kitchen Delights, taught by Cathy Stroup, one of our original Marisolio staff members.  Cathy has come up with a lineup of very imaginative dishes named after our favorite Downton Abbey characters.  Her menu includes

Daisy’s Potato Chips
Mrs. Patmore’s Tomato Bacon Jam
Highclere Castle White Bean Artichoke Aioli
Lady Sybil’s Truffled Mac and Cheese

On May 24, popular instructor Aubrey Hanshaw returns to teach California Fusion:  Sliders 3 Ways.  She will offer some fantastic ideas for sliders, just in time for your summer get togethers.

Turkey Sliders with Pineapple Slaw
Beef Sliders with Spicy Pasilla Aioli
Salmon Sliders with Lemon Dill Caper Aioli

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Coming Soon, New 6 Bottle Sample Packs

6 bottle sample pack

Marisolio loves to provide our customers with variety.  We are excited to announce the new 6 bottle sample packs for the Spring/Summer season.  This assortment of 6 60 ml sample bottles makes an ideal gift, or an easy way to sample a variety of our oils and balsamics without having to purchase the full size bottles.  The boxes retail for $30.  They would make a perfect Mother’s Day or Father’s Day gift, as well as an imaginative wedding or shower present.

The new 6 bottle sample packs will contain the following pairings of an oil and a balsamic:

FS-17 Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Raspberry Dark Balsamic
Wild Fernleaf Dill Olive Oil and Lemongrass Mint White Balsamic
Baklouti Green Chile Olive Oil and Alfoos Mango White Balsamic

This collection will take your summer salads and barbeques to a higher level than you ever dreamed possible.  Do stop by the shop to taste these products.  We are located at 488 Main Street in Murphys, CA.  You can also order by telephone at (209) 728-8853 or online at

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