My husband and I went on an awesome date night the other night. First of all, the reason it was wonderful was because we were alone… just the two of us. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE my kids more than life itself. But, we were so ready for some time alone. Time where we can have a conversation for longer than 5 minutes without being interrupted. I’m sure you all know what I mean!
We went to dinner, and then we went to a local shopping area and just walked around. We saw this storefront that said “Olive Creations“, and we were intrigued. My husband Zach guessed it right, it was olive oil! They feature 47 different extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars from around the world. They also have gourmet jellies and mustards.
The best part was that they had little pieces of bread, and tiny cups to taste test any flavors we wanted. My favorites were peach and coconut lime. How delicious would it be to use coconut lime infused olive oil to make chicken breast?
Needless to say, we’re very excited about this new shop. We’re excited for the owners because they stepped out on faith, and are living their dream. I love locally owned shops- they’re just a beautiful thing.
So, if you live in the Phoenix Arizona area, check out Olive Creations! They’re located at I-17 and Happy Valley in the mainstreet shops at The Shops At Norterra. If you don’t live in the Phoenix area, then find a local shop and support it!
Here are some of the pairing possibilites of extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars taken from their website…how delicious to they sound?!
Golden Pineapple White Balsamic + Garlic EVOO
Lemon White Balsamic + Tuscan Herb EVOO
Strawberry Balsamic + Basil EVOO
Peach White Balsamic + Tuscan Herb EVOO
Blackberry Ginger Balsamic + Persian Lime EVOO
Dark Chocolate Balsamic + Blood Orange EVOO
Mushroom Sage EVOO + Lemon Balsamic
Blueberry Balsamic + Lemon EVOO
Dark Chocolate Balsamic + Chipotle EVOO
Pumpkin Pie Spiced Balsamic + Roasted Walnut Oil
Red Apple Balsamic + Hojiblanca EVOO
Fig Balsamic + Garlic EVOO
Pomegranate Balsamic + Persian Lime EVOO
Strawberry Balsamic + Lemon EVOO
Red Apple Balsamic + Roasted Walnut Oil
Lavender Balsamic + Herbes de Provence EVOO
Cinnamon Pear Balsamic + Roasted Walnut Oil
Cherry Balsamic + Lemon EVOO
Espresso Balsamic + Blood Orange EVOO
Traditional Balsamic + ANY EVOO
Coconut White Balsamic + Butter EVOO = Coco-butter
Coconut White Balsamic + Lime EVOO
Coconut White Balsamic + Roasted Sesame Seed Oil
1 Part Lemon Balsamic + 1 Part Butter EVOO + 1 Part Garlic EVOO
Garlic EVOO + Butter EVOO
Pomegranate + Garlic EVOO
Vanilla Balsamic + Blood Orange EVOO
Chocolate Balsamic + Blood Orange EVOO
Vanilla Balsamic + Chocolate Balsamic
Chocolate Balsamic + Espresso Balsamic
Chocolate Balsamic + Coconut White Balsamic
Coconut White Balsamic + Lemon EVOO
Lavender Balsamic + Lime EVOO
Raspberry Balsamic + lemon EVOO