Spectacular Anniversary Month Sale for Online Orders

anniversaryMarisolio could not be more proud to announce our five year anniversary.   To thank you, our loyal customers, we are going to be offering some special values and celebrations all month long.  For those of you who don’t live close enough to shop in person frequently, but do your ordering online, you will be thrilled to hear that the entire month of March, we will be offering 15% off all online orders.

There could not be a better time to stock up on your favorite products or try some new ones that you have been curious about.  Do take a look at our website, www.marisolio.com and have fun choosing some products to enjoy.  Our olive oils and balsamics make wonderful gifts as well, so consider making some Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, wedding, and graduation gift purchases ahead of time.

Thank you for making our first five years in business a rewarding and successful endeavor.  Without your support we couldn’t have done it!  We are looking forward to continuing to serve you for years to come.

Be sure to check our newsletter and this blog for announcements of other specials and events that will be held in store during the month of March.  If you have a chance to come up for a visit to Murphys, we are located at 488 Main Street, and would love to show you around the shop.

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Crepes Class

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Consider joining us at Marisolio on Tuesday, March 10 for a class on crepe making. We offer two sessions, one at 10 AM and one at 6 PM.  The class fee is $30, and provides enough food for you to consider it a meal.  We are located at 488 Main Street, Murphys.

You will be amazed at how easy it is to make crepes. Everyone has the simple ingredients on hand and after our taking our class, will be able to assemble astonishing dishes in no time at all. Our two cooking instructors, Aubrey Hanshaw and Dede Moreno are collaborating to teach this fun and instructive class on making both savory and sweet crepes. They will take the mystery out of this delicious French Pancake and give you plenty of ideas on how to entertain friends or family.

Menu:

Basic crepe recipe with a variety of folds and different ways to serve crepes for every meal
Herbed Tuscan Chicken Crepe in a Light Cream Sauce
Nutella Banana Crepe topped with an Espresso Balsamic Reduction Sauce
Sautéed Pear and Aged Gouda with Fresh Thyme Crepe
Classic Crepe Suzette

Call the store at (209) 728-8853 to make your reservation now. Looking forward to seeing you in class!

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Come Vsit Us

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There are so many reasons to visit Marisolio in downtown Murphys, CA.  It is true that we offer the most fabulous olive oils and balsamic vinegars you can find anywhere, but besides that significant attraction, we offer even more.

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Temperatures in Murphys have hovered around 70 degrees lately, and the flowers are starting to burst into bloom.  Our daffodils are the perkiest most cheerful flowers ever, and the magnolia/tulip tree in our courtyard is puting on the show of the decade.  We are the nicest little town to vist, and the attractions these days are terrific.  Nice weather, beautiful flowers, and lots of fun activities for the whole family.  I was in town with my little grand daughter last weekend, and we had a picnic lunch at the park behind Murphys Hotel, amidst other nice families and a bubbling stream, and lots of fun for the youngsters on the playground equipment.

After our picnic lunch, we stopped by Marisolio for some olive oil and balsamic tasting.  If we had had the notion, my husband and I could have done a bit of wine tasting as well at the near by wine tasting shops.  If you have a free weekend day, do consider making the pretty drive up to Murphys.  Our staff at Marisolio would love to introduce you to our unique and delicious products, and make recommendations of all the other family friendly activities there are to do in our area.  A visit to Murphys is a treat for the whole family.

We are located at 488 Main Street, Murphys.  Please do come by for a visit.  If you can’t come in person, give us a call at (209) 728-8853.  Our staff would love to describe our products to you if you aren’t familiar with them. It sounds dramatic, but many people have found their lives changed once they have tried Marisolio’s products.  We can show you ways to add amazing flavor to your foods, as well as lots of health benefits.  For now, it’s our little secret, but we’d love to share our world with you!

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Trio of Condiments

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In December, we started carrying a few new products that our customers have really been enjoying, both for themselves and to give as gifts.  We have Basil Pesto, Roasted Red Peppers, Sun Dried Tomatoes, and Smoked Artichoke Tapenade Spread.  They sell for $9.00 a jar, but we now have a more attractive price.

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If you buy a trio of any three of the four products, we can box them up in this pretty gift box, which retails for $24.  This is a savings of $3 to you, and would make a great addition to your pantry or a wonderful gift for someone special.

Stop by the shop at 488 Main Street, Murphys and have a look.  While you are at it, stay awhile and enjoy tasting our olive oils and balsamic vinegars.  Our knowledgeable staff will be happy to assist you and make suggestions based on your taste and cooking style.

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Cherry Cobbler

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February is National Cherry Month, and in honor of George Washington’s birthday, I have a wonderful recipe for Cherry Cobbler to share with you, adapted from an Epicurious recipe found on the internet.   This recipe features Marisolio Black Cherry Balsamic Condimento, one of our customer favorites.  Click on the link to order online, or stop by the shop at 488 Main Street, Murphys, CA to taste it in person.

Cherry Cobbler:

 For cherry filling

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 6 cups frozen pitted tart cherries (about 3 1/2 pints fresh, picked over)
  • 1 tablespoon Marisolio Black Cherry Balsamic Condimento
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice

For biscuit topping

  • 5 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons yellow cornmeal
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 375° F.

Make filling:
In a large heavy saucepan whisk together sugar and cornstarch. Add fresh or frozen cherries, Marisolio Black Cherry Balsamic, vanilla, and allspice and bring to a boil over moderate heat, stirring occasionally. Simmer mixture, stirring, 2 minutes and transfer to a shallow 2-quart baking dish.

Make topping:
Cut butter into pieces. In a bowl with a pastry blender or in a food processor blend or pulse together flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, salt, and butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. If using a food processor transfer mixture to a bowl. Add milk and vanilla and stir until mixture forms a dough.

Drop topping by rounded tablespoons onto cherry filling (do not completely cover it) and bake in middle of oven 40 minutes, or until topping is golden and cooked through. Transfer cobbler to a rack to cool slightly.

Serve cobbler warm with ice cream.

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Extra Extra, White Balsamics are Back in Stock!

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Marisolio is delighted to announce that four of our customer favorite white balsamics are now back in stock!  We now have Cranberry Pear, Pomegranate Quince, Alfoos Mango and Blenheim Apricot Balsamic Condimentos for your enjoyment.  These products are customer favorites for a very good reason:  they are delicious!   We have lots of customers who purchase these bottles in the 750 ml size, they love them so much.  These fantastic balsamics will be the perfect addition to your spring and summer salads.  Add a spoonful to a glass of sparkling mineral water for a truly refreshing beverage.   Our staff will be happy to suggest oil pairings to complement these balsamics for delicious salad dressings.

Stop by the shop at 488 Main Street, Murphys, order online, (they will be on our website by Feb. 19) or give us a call at (209) 728-8853 to order by phone right away.  We can ship the 200 ml bottles and the 375 ml bottles.  Ask our staff about our free shipping deals.

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Fabulous Filipino Feast

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The cooking of the Philippines is truly a fusion cuisine. It has evolved over many centuries to a mixed cuisine of Malay, Spanish, Chinese, and American, as well as other Asian and Latin influences. Guest chef Anet Reclusado will teach us some classic but easy Filipino recipes. Anet is a popular instructor for the Modesto Junior College Community Food Program. She has many years experience cooking and her classes are usually sell outs. Do register early so you can join in this fun and instructional class.

We offer two sessions, one at 10:00 AM and the second at 6:00 PM.  Class fee is $30, with $5 off second tuition if you bring a friend.

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Shrimp Lumpia
Turon (Sweet Lumpia)
Chicken Adobo with White Rice
Pea and Avocado Salad

Call the store at (209) 728-8853 to make your reservation now. Looking forward to seeing you in class!

MARISOLIO
488 Main Street
Murphys, CA
(209)728-8853

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A Decadent Dessert for Your Valentine

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This recipe is adapted from one of Martha Stewart’s.  These cupcakes are fast, delicious and just the perfect ending to your Valentine’s feast!  The recipe features my favorite balsamic for green salad dressings:  Raspberry Balsamic Condimento.  Of course I had some on hand, and you will want to as well.  Click on the link to order online.  Better yet, stop by the shop at 488 Main Street, Murphys to taste some in person.

Raspberry Filled Molten Chocolate Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter room temperature
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 T. Marisolio Raspberry Balsamic
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 11 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted (2 1/2 cups chopped)
  • 18 raspberries (36 if they are small)
  • Confectioners’ sugar, for serving
  • Vanilla ice cream (optional)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Line 12 cup standard muffin tin cups with paper liners.  In a large bowl with a mixer, beat butter and sugar on medium high until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Add Raspberry Balsamic.  With mixer on low, beat in flower and salt.  Beat in chocolate until just combined.

Divide half the batter among cups, add two raspberries to each, and top with remaining batter. Bake until tops are just set and no longer shiny, 10 to 11 minutes, let cool in pan on a wire rack, 10 minutes. Remove from pans, dust with confectioners’ sugar, and top with ice cream, if desired.

 

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President’s Weekend in Murphys, CA

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Marisolio is rolling out the red, white and blue carpet to celebrate President’s Weekend.  We have the shop all decorated with Valentines and Patriotic colors and hope you will stop by and say hello if you are in town for the festivities.  We have a new look to the shop, with our fantastic new fusti topped tables. Also, we have a great line up of extra premium olive oils for you to sample, including three of them from our own Rancho Marisol.  We are offering a Kalamata, a Leccino and an Arbequina with some of the highest polyphenol levels we have carried in the shop.

If you are in town for President’s Weekend winetasting, you will definitely need a break from all that wine.  We suggest you stop by Marisolio at 488 Main Street, Murphys,  for a tasting of fresh artisan bread, our fabulous olive oils and balsamics.  As one of our staff likes to say, we are the only establishment in town where you can taste the product all you like and still walk out on your own two feet.

Here is the information put out by our local Winegrape Alliance on what is planned in and around town:

February 14-15, 2015 – President’s Wine Weekend – The Calaveras Winegrape Alliance presents the 19th annual Presidents’ Wine Weekend at all 22 CWA wineries from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is a great opportunity to sample the fine wines of Calaveras, celebrate with friends old and new, and take advantage of special discounts. With the purchase of a $20 commemorative wine glass, you are entitled to a free ‘limited-tasting’ flight at all participating member wineries, Saturday through Sunday. Full tastings will be available in each tasting room for an additional fee.

Wine glasses will be available on Main Street in Murphys, on Saturday only, in front of the Native Sons Hall. Or get a glass all weekend long at locations in Calaveras County.  Check out the CWA website for more information.

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Harrissa Olive Oil

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Marisolio is very excited to offer a new chili infused oil to our customers.  We now carry a Harrissa Infused Olive Oil.

Most popular in North Africa and the Middle East, Harrissa is made with chili peppers (often smoked), garlic, caraway, coriander and cumin, which are pounded into a paste and left overnight to develop its flavor. We’ve added more peppers to this by popular demand, making it our hottest infused EVOO. Made with Certified Ultra Premium, ultra fresh, extra virgin olive oil from our collection, blended in small, artisan batches with 100% natural, organic compatible flavor.

Stop by the shop at 488 Main Street, Murphys, for a taste of this super hot oil, or order online or by phone (209) 728-8853.

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