Firecracker Sale!

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Don’t miss out on this one!  On July 4th, for one day only, Marisolio has an outstanding offer for our customers.

Buy any three oils, balsamics or vinegars of the same size, and get the fourth one for FREE!  Products may be mixed and matched in any combination as long as they are the same size bottles.  The free bottle will be of equal or lesser value than the highest priced purchased bottle.

(Note:  Black Truffle Oil, White Truffle Oil, and Walnut Oil are excluded from this offer).

No other discounts or star cards on that day only.

Our shop is located at 488 Main Street in Murphys, CA.  We would love to have you come by and take advantage of these great savings!

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Walnut Oil is Back!

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Those of us here at Marisolio are pleased to announce that we now have our Roasted Walnut Oil back in stock.  This delicate specialty oil has been hard to get this past year, as it is very particular about its growing conditions and climate.  As this oil is produced in small quantities, you will want to order a bottle while we have it in stock.  Our allotment from our distributor was extremely small, so we don’t expect to have this item in stock for long.

Our handcrafted, Roasted Walnut Oil is made  in California, strictly following 150 year traditional methods. Slowly roasted to perfection, then expeller-pressed and lightly filtered. It adds a rich walnut taste to salad dressing, pasta, grilled meat, fresh baked pastries and makes a great bread dip. Shake up with equal amount of Red Apple, Blackberry-Ginger Balsamic or Pinot Noir vinegars to create a simple but flavorful vinaigrette. You can also try it in pasta with Juniper Berry Balsamic Condimento and cheese. Refrigerate after opening. Walnut Oil is a rich source of omega 3.

Stop by the shop at 488 Main Street in Murphys, CA for a taste.  Alternatively, order online at www.marisolio. com or by phone (209) 728-8853.

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The Perfect Wedding Favor

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Marisolio has the perfect idea for wedding favors.  We have 60 ml sample bottles that we can fill with the oil and balsamic of your choice.  We can package them in decorative fabric bags as shown above, in the color of your choice.  These two bottle sample packs usually retail for $10 each, but we would offer a discount for a bulk order.

Do consider how adorable these would look at your guests’ place settings at your reception.  Dare to be different!  An adorable and affordable wedding favor everyone will actually use and enjoy!

Call us at (209) 728-8853 to discuss flavors and pricing.  We’d be so pleased to be part of your wedding planning.

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Stuffed French Bread Picnic Sandwich

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June is Picnic month and the subject of Marisolio’s most recent newsletter.  My husband and I used to love going to evening concerts in the park in the town where we lived, and this recipe was one that I often prepared and took along with us on our picnic.

Stuffed French Bread Picnic Sandwich

  • 1 loaf (1 pound, about 20 inches) unsliced round French bread
  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • Marisolio Milanese Gremolata Olive Oil
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • fresh basil slices

  • Cut the top third off the loaf of bread; carefully hollow out top and bottom, leaving a 1-in. shell. (Discard removed bread or save for another use.) Set loaf aside, along with top.
  • In a large skillet, cook the sausage, mushrooms, onion and green pepper over medium heat in desired amount of Marisolio Milanese Gremolata Olive Oil until meat is no longer pink; drain. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder and oregano. Stir in the sausage mixture.
  • Line the bottom bread shell with mozzarella slices; top with sausage mixture, then fresh basil leaves. Replace bread top; wrap in foil. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until heated through. Cool for 5 minutes before slicing.  

If you are taking this on a picnic, if you wrap the bread first in aluminum foil, then in a few sheets of newspaper or dish towels, it will stay warm for some time.

Milanese Gremolata Olive Oil is on sale at Marisolio all this month.  Stop by the shop at 488 Main Street Murphys to pick some up.  Otherwise, order on the website or by phone (209 728-8853).

 

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Summer Salads From Jenny’s Kitchen

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Well known local chef Jenny Baxter will teach this class on Main Dish Summer Salads for us here in our Marisolio kitchen. Jenny has experience as the food editor and contributor for the Calaveras Enterprise/Lodestar and Union Democrat, is a published cookbook author, and has had her own public access television show “Jenny’s Kitchen”. Currently she also runs her own catering business. We are delighted to have her as our guest chef for this informative class on Summer Salads. Jenny will share a few delicious main dish salad recipes with us, as well as numerous cooking tips that will make your life in the kitchen so much easier.

The menu is so appropriate for our warm season and we know you will love trying out these creative salads.

Grilled Sesame Salmon with Baby Lettuce and Blueberry Balsamic
Moroccan Spiced Chicken Tenders with Butter Lettuce and Lemon Vinaigrette
Vodka Marinated Steak with Red Leaf and Aged Balsamic Dressing
Caesar Salad with Parmesan Croutons

Class is to be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2015.  There will be a 10:00 AM session as well as a 6:00PM session.  Class fee is $30, with $5 off if you “bring a friend”.  Class lasts around two hours and there is plenty of food!  Call the store at (209) 728-8853 to make your reservation. Looking forward to seeing you in class.

MARISOLIO
488 Main Street
Murphys, CA

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Spice Up Your Father’s Day

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Would you like to spice things up for the Dad in your life this Father’s Day?  We have a great suggestion for an idea that is on fire!

Our Baklouti Green Chile Oil is such an amazing product.  A little bit goes a good way, as this is pretty hot and spicy.   Baklouti chili olive oil is made by combining one pound of organic extra virgin olive oil with 1.6 pounds of fresh whole green Baklouti chilies. The two, and only two, ingredients are then crushed, fusing the fresh green pepper with the organic olive oil.

This product seems to be very popular with our male customers, who say they like to add it to a saute pan for a spicy kicked-up flavor to whatever is being fried up.  Adding it to salsas and guacamoles is also common, and seasoning ones fresh popped pop corn is an unparalleled treat.

Stop by the shop to give our Fused Baklouti Olive Oil a try.  We are at 488 Main Street in Murphys.  Or, if you want to just trust us on this one–order online at www.marisolio.com or by phone at (209) 728-8853.  The man in your life is sure to be pleased.

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How To Use This Month’s Sale Products

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Summer is the perfect time to enjoy some of Marisolio’s olive oils and balsamic vinegars.  The weather is so conducive to salads and grilling, and we are here to offer some suggestions on how to put this month’s sale products to use in your recipes.  The following three recipes would be an outstanding summer barbeque to honor the Graduate or special Father in your life.

One of my favorite ways to use our Strawberry Balsamic is in a Strawberry/Romaine salad.  Combine chopped or torn romaine leaves with some slice strawberries, sliced almonds, and shredded jack cheese for a salad base that is out of this world.  Combine two parts Marisolio Eureka Lemon Olive Oil with one part Marisolio Strawberry Balsamic for an easy dressing.  For a variation, substitute fresh spinach for the romaine.  This salad is one that will be requested over and over during strawberry season!

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Do you ever make Beer Can Chicken?  This is such a fun thing to make on the grill.  Before seasoning the chicken, rub Marisolio Milanese Gremolata Olive Oil generously all over it.  Season well with your favorite Italian seasoning mixture. Open your beer can and drink about half of it (or pour it into the bottom of the pan). Put a pinch of rosemary, thyme, garlic, and the juice of one lemon into the beer. Make a few more holes in the top of the beer can with a can opener. Shove the chicken cavity over the beer can. You can actually get special beer can chicken holders for this that make it a bit easier.

Grill over indirect medium heat(350-450 degrees F) until juices run clear and internal temperature reaches 180 degrees F in the breast, about 1 1/4 -1 1/2 hours. Let the chicken rest for about 10 minutes before removing from beer can and cutting up. Enjoy the juiciest chicken ever!

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This Red Potato Salad with Dill is just the right recipe for those warm days when making your twenty ingredient American potato salad seems like just too much trouble.  Boil up a pound or so of little red potatoes.  Don’t bother to peel them (we want this to be easy, right?).  When done, cut in half or into quarters.  Chop up some dill and tarragon from the garden if you have it (otherwise use dried herbs), and about half a sweet onion.  Combine two parts Marisolio Wild Fernleaf Dill Olive Oil with one part lemon juice and toss over potato mixture.  Salt and pepper to taste. Serve cool or at room temperature.

Hope you enjoyed these ways to utilize some of our excellent products!  Stop by the shop at 488 Main Street in Murphys to do some tasting.  If that isn’t possible, order online at www.marisolio.com or give us a call at (209) 728-8853.

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On Sale in June

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Marisolio has some very popular products on sale during the month of June.  This is a terrific opportunity for you to stock up on some of your top choices.  Olive oil keeps at least one year, and balsamics close to two years.  These customer favorites also make great gifts.  Think of combining a bottle of our Wild Fernleaf Dill Olive Oil with a bottle of our Lemon White Balsamic for a summery combination sure to please.  Combined, those two products make a great marinade or salad dressing.

We are proud to offer the following products at a 10% discount:

Chemlali Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Wild Dill Olive Oil
Milanese Gremolata Olive Oil

Lemon White Balsamic
Strawberry Balsamic
Oregano Balsamic

We would love to have you stop by the shop to do some tasting.  We are located at 488 Main Street in Murphys, CA.  If visiting is not an option, you can certainly order online from our website www.marisolio.com or by phone (209) 728-8853.

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Aid To Nepal

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Marisolio is so pleased to announce that, with the help of you, our customers, we were able to raise $1237 to aid the victims of the earthquake in Nepal.  We pledged to donate .$.50 for every bottle of olive oil and balsamic condimento we sold during the month of May.  We sold a total of 2474 bottles.

We would like to extend our gratitude to all of you who made purchases last month.  It is awe inspiring to see what we can do when we work together.

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Have A Private Cooking Class at Marisolio

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We would love to have your group arrange for a private cooking class here at Marisolio Tasting Bar.  In the past we have hosted cooking classes for book clubs (Healthy Appetizers), bridal parties (Recipes for the New Cook), and ladies’ night out (Holiday Buffets).   Any group, any theme, we would be delighted to work with you to provide a wonderful experience here in our demonstration kitchen.

You can come up with the theme for your cooking class, or leave it up to us to plan.  We can accommodate up to 15 people in a class.  Classes would be held in the evening after the shop is closed, typically beginning at 6:00 PM.  Stop by the shop at 488 Main Street in Murphys to see our kitchen and chat with our staff regarding your needs.  If you prefer, give us a call at (209) 728-8853.

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