Grillin’ on the Grass Cooking Class

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Rob Christie, owner of Rob’s Place here in Murphys will teach another class for us in August. Rob’s previous class for us was a sell out, so don’t miss out on signing up for this one! Space is extra limited as this class will just have one session at 6:00 PM. Join us in Marisolio’s courtyard for an evening of tips on grilling from this master of outdoor cooking. Bring your appetites and your own bottle of wine to enjoy (if you like) as we learn from an expert how to grill the following:

Grilled Whole Fish with Lemon Chive Sauce
 Whole Leg of Lamb

New York Strip Sirloin

Whole Roasted Corn

Grilled Stone Fruit and Pineapple

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 6:00 PM

Class fee $40

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

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

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Neapolitan Grilled Eggplant

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During these warm summer days, grilling is the way I like to cook.  The following recipe featuring our new Marisolio Neapolitan Herb Dark Balsamic is a sensational way to grill eggplant.  Do give this remarkable product a try.  The first week we had this balsamic in the shop it sold out in two days!

Grilled Neapolitan Style Balsamic

1/3 cup loosely packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
1/4 cup Marisolio Neapolitan Herb Dark Balsamic
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil + 2 tablespoons
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 medium eggplant (3/4 pound), peeled and sliced about 1/3″ thick

In the bowl of a food processor or blender add the oil, balsamic, parsley, salt, and pepper.  Pulse to finely chop the parsley. Pour into a bowl and reserve.

Preheat an outdoor charcoal or gas grill or a grill pan until smoking hot.
Brush the eggplant slices on each side with olive oil and then arrange the slices on the grill to cover it without crowding. Cook the eggplant until well marked, 3 to 6 minutes, then turn the slices over.

Cook until tender, about 3 minutes more.

Pour the marinade into a shallow dish and dip the hot slices into the marinade and set it aside on a plate. Continue grilling and dipping the eggplant until all the slices are cooked and seasoned.  Spoon the rest of the marinade over the cooked eggplant and then cover the dish with plastic wrap and set aside to marinate at room temperature for about 2 hours (or refrigerate for longer). Serve at room temperature.

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French Cooking Fantastique

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Ooh la la! Marisolio is pleased to offer a class on French Cooking, taught by Fifi Aoun, a popular cooking instructor from Delta College. Fifi will take some of the mystique out French cuisine and make it more approachable for the home cook. Fifi grew up in Lebanon and attended cooking school there, later providing cooking instruction to both adults and children. She brings a unique perspective to the art of French cooking, and we hope you will join us for her exciting class.

Cheese Bourak
Pain Fran
çais with Pomegranate/Garlic Vinaigrette
Soupe de Maggie
Crevettes aux Canneberges (Cranberry Shrimp)
Salade du Jardin
Tiramisu in the French Style

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
10:00 AM
Class fee $30

Call the store at (209) 728-8853 to make your reservation.
Looking forward to seeing you in class!
MARISOLIO
488 Main Street
Murphys, CA
(209)728-8853

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Unexpectedly Delicious Cocktails

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Gravenstein White Apple Balsamic Shrub

Ingredients

2 ounces vodka (chilled)
1/2 ounce Marisolio Gravenstein Apple White Balsamic (chilled)
3 ounces club soda or selzer (chilled)

Directions

Fill a tall glass with ice. Add vodka, Gravenstein Apple White Balsamic, and soda. Stir gently to mix and serve immediately.

 

blackberry mojito

Blackberry Cilantro Mojito

Ingredients
1 bunch fresh cilantro, cleaned
1 cup sugar
1 cup blackberries
1 T. Marisolio Blackberry Ginger Balsamic
4 lemons, juiced
4 limes, juiced
Ice cubes
1 (750 ml bottle) light rum
1 liter club soda
Directions
In a large pitcher, muddle cilantro leaves with sugar and lemon and lime juices until well combined. Add ice, rum, blackberries, Blackberry Ginger Balsamic and club soda and stir together. Pour into glasses, straining out cilantro as needed.

If you would like to taste the balsamics mentioned in the recipes above, stop by the shop at 488 Main Street, Murphys.  If you aren’t able to visit in person, order by phone at (209) 728-8853 or online at www.marisolio.com

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How To Use This Month’s Sale Products

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Marisolio is going all out the month of July.  We have the shop festively decorated with red white and blue, and even our little olive tree is festooned with American flags.  We’d love it if you stopped by the shop to chat about our newest products and to pick up some of our sale items.

When it comes to the products we offer at a discount each month, many of our customers appreciate some suggestions on how the products might be used.

Butter Olive Oil:  Our customers love using our Marisolio Butter Olive Oil to flavor their popcorn!  This non-dairy product is also just what you need for sautéing, particularly if you are trying to limit your dairy intake.  Full of good buttery flavor.

Garlic Olive Oil:  Marisolio Garlic oil is a very popular sauté oil, adding just the right amount of garlic taste to onions, mushrooms, meats, or any other item you might want to brown before adding to a dish.  Garlic oil is also one of our most popular bread dipping oil.

Chipotle Olive Oil:  Our Marisolio Chipotle Infused Olive Oil adds just the right amount of smokey kick to your favorite savory dishes.  One of my frequent ways to use it is as a marinade for steak, chicken or shrimp.  Combine one half cup of Chipotle Oil with one half cup of Marisolio Pineapple White Balsamic, and 1 T. Dijon mustard.  Marinate steak 4 hours to overnight, chicken 2 -4 hours, shrimp 1 hour.

Vermont Maple Balsamic:  Marisolio’s Vermont Maple Balsamic is a natural over pancakes!  We serve this to our customers every Irish Day in Murphys.  We also love it drizzled over sweet potato fries, butternut squash, and as a glaze over pork chops.

Spicy Serrano Honey Vinegar:  My favorite use for Marisolio’s Spicy Serrano Honey Vinegar is to drizzle it over Black Bean or Lentil Soup as I serve it.  This gives these hearty soups a bright, spicy burst of flavor that takes them from ordinary to extraordinary.  Additionally, if you enjoy a Bloody Mary cocktail from time to time, try adding a bit of Spicy Serrano Honey Vinegar to it to really spice things up.

Ripe Peach White Balsamic:  A customer favorite for summer salad dressings, is our Ripe Peach White Balsamic.  It could not be easier to create a gorgeous composed salad topped with this wonderful balsamic.  Place a bag of Spring Mix Salad greens on a platter, arrange sliced avocado, sliced ripe peaches and a handful of blueberries on top of the greens.  Mix 3 T. Marisolio Basil Olive Oil with 2 T. Ripe Peach Balsamic and drizzle over the salad.  Top with toasted sliced almonds and serve.

Take advantage of our monthly sale pricing on the items mentioned above.  We would love to have you stop by the shop at 488 Main Street in Murphys to do a complimentary tasting of our products.  You can order online at http://www.marisolio.com, or by telephone at (209) 728-8853.

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Two Awesome New Balsamics

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Marisolio is excited to announce the arrival of two new balsamics our customers are sure to enjoy.  The first is Gravenstein Apple White Balsamic, described as follows:

The Gravenstein Apple is a hard to find varietal due to the difficulty farmers have cultivating it. In addition to contending with a very finicky tree, it’s also not an apple that travels or stores well so it’s best enjoyed during the relatively short season and isn’t typically shipped far. Here in California, it’s grown in pockets up the coast and is highly prized for its heady ambrosia perfume, and crisp, sweet-tart cream colored flesh. Our Gravenstein Apple White Balsamic marries the complexity of the Gravenstein’s larger than life flavor with our well balanced Ultra Premium White Balsamic Vinegar from Italy for a delectable culinary symphony.

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The second new balsamic is Neapolitan Herb Dark Balsamic, which we all can’t wait to cook with.  It is described as:

Zesty and versatile, our Neapolitan Herb Dark Balsamic has just the right amount of acidity to shine in a multitude of culinary Applications, especially where a savory characteristic is desired. Made from traditional herbs long used in Neapolitan cuisine including, rosemary, marjoram, thyme, garlic, and sage, it will launch your next salad, marinade, or BBQ to the next culinary level. Try drizzled over roasted vegetables or fresh sliced summer heirloom tomatoes. Use to marinate poultry, spike a Bloody Mary, Portabella mushrooms, pork or a thick rib-eye steak before grilling. Fantastic in dressings, with pasta, rice, quinoa, drizzled over cucumbers and tomatoes, brushed on bruschetta or paired with creamy cheeses.

Please come into the shop soon to taste these wonderful new additions to our balsamic collection.  We are looking forward to pairing them with various olive oils for spectacular flavor combinations.  We are located at 488 Main Street, Murphys.  Shop online at www.marisolio.com or give us a call at (209) 728-8853.

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On Sale in July

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Marisolio has some wonderful products for you at sale pricing during the month of July.  You can count on us to discount some of our customer favorites each month, and this time is no exception.

Three of our best selling olive oils are on the list for July:

Butter Olive Oil
Garlic Olive Oil
Chipotle Olive Oil

These popular balsamics and one vinegar are top choices as well:

Vermont Maple Balsamic
Spicy Serrano Honey Vinegar
Ripe Peach White Balsamic

Stop by the shop at 488 Main Street, Murphys to do some tasting with us, or order by phone at (209) 728-8853 or order on the website www.marisolio.com

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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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