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Gourmet Oil and Vinegar

Gourmet Oil and Vinegar

Archive for the Category 'Cruet'

A Grape Oil and Vinegar Cruet, A Unique Gift Idea

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

 

The Grape Oil And Vinegar Cruet

grape cruetOil and vinegar cruet designs vary from drizzle cruets to cut crystal cruets. They can be made from many different materials. Because of the acidity in vinegar, and the delicate flavor of olive oil, glass vessels make one of the best type of cruet dispensers. One style of cruet is the glass within glass cruet. select itemThe popular oil and vinegar grape cruet is an example of such cruets. Its grape design features a grape cluster on the inside of the main vessel. Each grape cruet is beautifully hand blown by European glass craftsmen.

The Grape Cruet makes a very elegant statement on your dining table and will also be an interesting conversation piece over dinner. Our unique oil and vinegar cruets are extremely durable and functional. Each hand blown glass container has two separate glass compartments within it. The outer vessel holds the olive oil and separates it from the inner vessel, which holds the balsamic vinegar.

The Grape Cruet Makes Everything So Much Easier

The simple, yet elegant design makes it easy for pouring, serving and storing. The grape cruet is made of SIMAX glass, this is a technical grade glass similar in characteristics to that of PYREX. A grape cruet is an ideal housewarming gift or wedding shower present. This item is popular for unique gift ideas ranging from birthday gifts to housewarming presents.

Cruets.com offers the Grape Cruet, as well as gourmet Spanish olive oil and Italian balsamic vinegar as a gift set. The grape cruet, and the oil and vinegar set, is popular for housewarming or hostess presents.

Storing Gourmet Olive Oil In Oil And Vinegar Cruets

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

The Olive Oil Cruet Is Perfect For Storing Olive Oil And Cooking With Olive Oil

Glass oil and vinegar cruets are a perfect gourmet gift selection for any occasion.

All oils are best kept (or stored) away from heat and light. This is especially so for unrefined oils such as extra virgin olive oil. A cool dark pantry or cupboard is the best location for olive oil when it is not on the prep counter being used as an ingredient. There are certain gourmet oils that are unstable and should be refrigerated, i.e. walnut and hazelnut oils. Fine gourmet olive oil is not an oil to store in the frig. Never store olive oil in a plastic or reactive metal container. 

 

What Is The Best Olive Oil Cruet

The best decanter you can buy is a glass olive oil cruet. Also known as The Grape Cruet, it is extremely durable and quality. There are many other cruets that break upon use. Being a two in one cruet, you can store two different liquids inside. It has a grape separate compartment, thus why it is called the grape cruet. On the outside of the grape, it has the second compartment. 

Olive Oil Dipping Dishes With Oil And Vinegar Cruets

Wednesday, February 05th, 2014

Olive Oil Dipping Dishes

Olive Oil With An Oil And Vinegar Cruet

Olive oil is a healthy alternative to vegetable oil. Often used in many foods, olive oil has come a long way. It has been a staple in the Mediterranean diet for a long time and more and more Italian and Mediterranean style restaurants are catching on. After opening a manufacturer’s bottle, olive oil needs to be sealed and kept in a sealed container such as a glass cruet. It should not be kept in plastic or metalic container. A glass cruet is most preferred. Many restaurants use break resistant oil and vinegar cruets. Borosilicate glass is the highest grade handblown glass cruet available, which means that is doesn’t shatter easily. Many other cruets break after being filled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar because they are not made from laboratory glass. The grape cruet is very popular and won’t break during normal ordinary use. It is completely different than the similar cruets found on Amazon.com. This olive oil cruet is ideal to drizzle olive oil for your salads, breads, and pasta.

Olive Oil Bread Dipping In A Dipping Dish

The oil and vinegar cruet can also be used with another unique restaurant tableware. Elegant swirl design stoneware olive oil dipping dishes were also designed for bread dipping in olive oil. They were designed to be microwave and dishwasher safe. Aceto balsamico can also be added to the olive oil dip as well. By using cold pressed olive oil from the Mediterranean region you can have a very healthy appetizer that (according to some medical studies) can help prevent cancer. EVOO, (i.e. extra virgin olive oil) has become a unique gourmet trend that is accentuated in Italian bread dipping.

Health Recipes With Olive Oil And Balsamic Vinegar

Wednesday, February 05th, 2014

Extra virgin olive oil, also known as evoo, and balsamic vinegar are very common in the Mediterranean diet. Many restaurants serve olive oil and balsamic vinegar in an oil and vinegar cruet for salads dressings, olive oil dipping dishes used for bread dipping, and as well for drizzling olive oil on many different types of food. Many recipes are made from olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Fresh fruit goes great with aceto balsamico, all you have to do is sprinkle sliced fresh fruit with a bit of balsamic vinegar and then season with cracked pepper. Aceto balsamico from Modena Italy is great with berries, orange melons, peaches, and nectarines. This also goes with sautéed vegetables. This is why we recommend keeping an oil and vinegar cruet on the table within easy reach at all times! Balsamic vinegar is also good in soups in addition to desserts such as strawberry and iced cream. You can mix the strawberries with sugar and then season with aceto balsamico and pepper.

Try this garlic aceto balsamico recipe:

  • Roughly slice 8 heads of peeled garlic cloves then place it in a nonreactive sauce pan.
  • Pour in one cup of the aceto balsamico vinegar
  • One quarter cup white wine
  • One cup sugar and pour the mixture over the garlic
  • Bring to a full boil then reduce the heat, and let simmer for thirty minutes until the garlic is soft
  • Serve at room temperature with other grilled meats, especially lamb.

Oil And Vinegar Cruets The Answer To Easy Store And Pour

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Oil And Vinegar Cruet

Storing Olive Oil In An Oil And Vinegar Cruet

Have you ever wanted an alternative to reusing olive oil from a non air tight olive oil bottle? How about an oil and vinegar cruet made out of break resistant glass. It has two separate compartments, one is in the shape of a grape and the other is the bottle. This olive oil cruet is meant to not break during regular use, unlike many of the cheaper cruets.

There are so many uses for olive oil and that is why the grape cruets are becoming more and more popular. Olive oil dipping dishes are unique designed mini dishes for dipping bread or vegetables in olive oil. This has become a trendy appetizer and is also becoming more common. The grape cruet will most certainly come in handy for not only cooking with olive oil, but dining as well.

Pouring Olive Oil From An Oil and Vinegar Cruet Without A Mess

If you would like to cook without making a mess when pouring and serving olive oil, you may have discovered the reason why the Grape Oil and Vinegar Cruet has became very popular on many restaurant tables nationwide. With a spout that features an easy pour, it also makes it so that you can avoid drips from the olive oil or vinegar. This way you can drizzle olive oil on a salad simply by pulling a cork, turning the cruet, and then re-cork. It is just as easy when cooking with olive oil. You can readily have olive oil in the kitchen ready to pour and use each time you cook and you don’t have to spend time putting it away or getting it out, it is always ready for you to use!

Olive Oil And Italian Pasta

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Making Rustichella d’Abruzzo Pasta With Olive Oil

 

In a large pot, pour four and one half quarts of water and bring to a boil. Sprinkle one tablespoon of sea salt, and put one package of Rustichella d’Abruzzo pasta in the pot.

Cook for 15 minutes while continuing to stir intermittently. This will help prevent uneven cooking and the pasta sticking to the pot.

Beings that pasta can easily be overcooked, you may want to treat yourself early and sample the pasta as you cook it. It is hard to believe but true that pasta also continues to cook for a minute after it is drained.

When it is al dente, and you drain it, always remember never to rinse it, just drain the water.

Using an olive oil cruet, drizzle olive oil over the pasta and blend with your favorite sauce.

Unique Gift with Olive Oil

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

Unique Gift and Olive Oil Drizzlers

Now that you have finally learned the health benefits of olive oil, why not buy a unique gift to showcase this healthy oil. Olive oil is used to add flavoring to favorite dishes. Combined with vinegar, a meal seems to taste better. The perfect gift is an olive oil and vinegar drizzler.

Olive oil and vinegar drizzlers doles out the right amount of flavoring when used on salads or favorite pasta dishes. It is very important not to drown your meals with olive oil and vinegar and fussy chefs realize the need for the exact measure.

Hand crafted oil and vinegar drizzlers are made of durable borosilicate glass and holds six ounces. These glass drizzler cruets will not corrode when vinegar is stored in them and they are safe to clean in a dishwasher. Glass spouts fit into the flared neck, thereby eliminating messy drips that happens along the side of a regular olive oil bottle.

An attractive drizzle cruet can be left on the table as a unique centerpiece. It is readily handy to use with any meal. Drizzler cruets are a wonderful gift used to dispense olive oil, vinegar or flavored syrups.

Euro designed vinegar and oil drizzlers are hand blown glass. Because it is made of Simax glass, the drizzler cruets are durable and practical and can be compared to Pyrex. It is made of glass, therefore no metallic corrosion is noted when vinegar is stored in them. Due to the flared neck in which a pour spout is inserted, no oil drips along the side of the drizzle cruet. The flared neck also can be used as a funnel to pour olive oil and vinegar into the glass cruets.

If glass is not a preference for you, then you will be able to get drizzler cruets made of ceramic. Chefs, though, do prefer glass olive oil bottles because the content of the bottle is easily seen. A high class olive oil cruet will store extra virgin olive oil in a dependable and attractive container that can be used by your guests during many entertaining meals.

Another unique gift idea is a grape cruet which is a glass within a glass cruet. The design is of a grape cluster on the inside of the main cruet. Each grape cruet is hand blown by A European glass craftsman. It is easy for pouring, serving and storing and is made of Simax glass. A grape drizzle cruet is ideal for a housewarming gift or any special occasion.

 Need a unique gift for a friend who has invited you over for a special evening meal? Then think of purchasing a drizzler cruet. Your friend will be pleased and the mellow taste of extra virgin olive oil with a spray of vinegar drizzled on your salad will compliment any main course that has been planned. Your hostess will appreciate your practical gift that will last for many years and no doubt will create fond memories. 

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The Perfect Olive Oil Bottle For The Table

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Have you ever picked up a slippery olive oil bottle and right then and there wondered, which olive oil bottle should you use? The old saying,  “You get what you pay for.” You just may have used an inexpensive bottle which you found at a local Dollar Store or one of those discount stores. They usually are not ornate in design and are designed just to be handy. If the spout of one of those inexpensive bottles is not made from ceramic or stainless steel, then these bottles are subject to corrosion, especially when vinegar is stored in them. It can make for a very unsightly look and your guests may hesitate in using your olive oil cruet at the table.

Olive oil needs to be stored in a different container other than the dispensing bottle. In the grocery store, you no doubt have noticed that olive oil is purchased in dark bottles. This is to protect the oil from ultraviolet lights and cork or reusable caps are used to seal the bottle once it has been opened.

On the table, though, you will want to use an attractive bottle to be used on your food plates. Use a decanting olive oil bottle that is durable and practical. Don’t use this bottle to store remaining olive oil in the cupboards. It would be best to pour about eight ounces of olive oil into the table bottle. Better to refill it more often as it will guarantee freshness and the delicate flavor will be preserved.

Your finest olive oil can be presented in a drizzle cruet which comes in tasteful Euro designs. Because the neck of a drizzle cruet is wide, drips are practically non-existent and the glass spouts will not corrode. The most durable glass is used to create these olive oil bottles which come in two pieces. They can be used to dispense olive oil, vinegar or even flavored syrups. Acting as funnels, these wide neck bottles will prevent the distasteful oily contact of handling bottles that are prone to drip their contents. Cruets.com has the right olive oil cruet that will last for years to come

After all, you have planned for a very special occasion. You want everything to be just perfect, even right down to the purchased bottle that will hold the expensive extra virgin olive oil and a bottle that will protect the oil from light and air. You have learned the many benefits of using olive oil in your cooking and you want to make sure your guest will also enjoy these benefits.

To save money, you had learned that not all olive oil bottles are created equal and you have managed to find a drizzle cruet that will meet your needs. No longer will your guests have to struggle with a container that drips oil. Nor a container that is visibly corroded due to having vinegar stored in it. Your meal is guaranteed to be a pleasant experience when you, the chef, have taken the time to investigate and purchase a drizzle cruet that can make the table rounds without the worry of olive oil being used on anything else other than what it was intended.

 

 

The Right Vinegar and Oil Bottle

Friday, March 27th, 2009

The use of extra virgin olive oil is a world wide condiment and using the right oil and vinegar bottle is very important. This international diet trend is making headway in the United States. Extra virgin olive oil is a very healthy unsaturated fat recognized to be heart healthy. While the Mediterranean area is the focal point when it comes to growing olives, the use of olive oil is seen even in areas which do not grow olives. Olive oil is used in all kinds of culinary dishes and has replaced other vegetable or animal oils for cooking. Salads are livened up with extra virgin olive oil is sprinkled throughout. Many have also included balsamic vinegar in addition to the extra virgin olive oil to their tossed salads.

Containers and cruets for olive oil and vinegar need to be well-designed. There are few bottles used for oil and vinegar that are convenient in a table setting. Because oil and vinegar cruets come in a pair, being able to design bottles that eliminate drips is what you will need to be on the look out for and purchase. There is a new European design that holds both oil and vinegar in an elegant see through glass. It has been designed to mix the oil and vinegar and then served as vinaigrette from the same bottle with a drizzle spout. Mixing extra virgin olive oil and vinegar produces a different consistency and taste than when eaten separately. Vinaigrette is increasing in popularity. Prior to the main course of any meal, using a soft bread and dipping into a mixture of extra virgin olive oil and a vinaigrette is a wonderful and healthy appetizer. Especially is this common in restaurants with an Italian flair. Your appetite is awakened in preparation of the main course as you anticipate  the same thoughtfulness that went into using the right vinegar and oil container for this special meal.

Uniquely designed dipping dishes are used, although outside of the United States some may be made with lead paint which is a hazard to your health. Jincor designed a restaurant grade bread Dipping Dish that has great eye appeal and is very functional. This is the same company that designed the no drip Drizzle Cruets. The oil and vinegar are kept separate or they can be combined for a unique flavor. While this special container is being filled, a floral image is seen; a different design is noted with each use. It definitely is a one of a kind kitchen container and can be given as an extraordinary personal gift to anyone special in your life. Dipping dishes are not very common in the United States. A dipping dish that distributes the oil and vinegar according to the consumer’s wishes can indeed be very challenging. Dipping bread has become increasingly popular at most international restaurants and personal homes. With a dipping dish that caters to the customers or house guests taste buds, the meal is sure to be an instant success and of course memories of any special event will not be soon forgotten. 

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Olive Oil Bottle

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

An olive oil bottle for the table and kitchen is a very practical purchase. Olive oil is very healthy for your heart and it is very flavorful, especially when using extra virgin olive oil. Of course, the cost of cold pressed extra virgin olive oil is rather steep, but the taste outweighs out of pocket expenses. That is why it is so important to buy a vessel that will not waste a drop of the precious olive oil when serving it at the table or using it when cooking. When the recipe you are using calls for a “drizzle” of extra virgin olive oil, it means a very small stream of oil will need to be poured out rather hastily.

Olive oil drizzlers should be created with an elegant looking, practical and useful design. A bottle that has oil dripping down the side will make any guest reluctant to hold it let alone use it during a meal. Purchased olive oil from the store in a dark bottle does not add to the ambiance of a successful meal. An excellent olive oil decanter saves drips and spills and that translates into wasted money that had been spent on the cold pressed extra virgin olive oil.

There are numerous designs and popular decorative bottles which feature gourmet or Tuscan scenes on the bottles. Bottles made in China will have labeled silk screen to appear hand painted. If the bottle pour spouts are made from any other material other than glass or stainless steel, they will corrode when vinegar is added to the bottle. Most chefs prefer bottles made from glass so that the contents of the bottle can be seen.

Inexpensive olive oil bottles can be bought at retail stores and grocery stores and they come with a rubber and chromed spout. Unfortunately, though, these bottles tend to tip over easily and drip oil down the sides. You get what you pay for. For storage, olive oil needs to be stored in a dark, air tight bottle. This will protect the precious oil from ultraviolet lights. Cork stoppers are provided to seal the bottle once it is opened.

Bottles purchased at the store are not ideal for dispensing olive oil at a dinner table. An ideal bottle should also serve as a drizzle server. Purchasing a hand made drizzle cruet will provide the right amount of extra virgin olive oil while preparing a meal or enjoying one at the table. These olive oil bottles come in two pieces and can drizzle either vinegar, olive oil or flavored syrups. The neck is wide, thus preventing drip and have non-corrosive glass spouts that are hygienic in appearance. This wide neck allows the filling of these bottles made easy as they act as a built in funnel.

When purchasing drizzle cruets for the table, show off your finest extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Neither will drip on the table or on your guests when being used. A special time requires special dinnerware that will include the appropriate drizzle cruets. 

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