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Education at UC Davis Olive Center California – 2018

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UC Davis Olive Center Course January 2018

 

 

 

Melgarejo Hojiblanca, First Prize Award Wining Intense Fruitiness, Olive Oil
Michael Bradley (second from the left) and the First Prize Award Winning Olive Grove Owners of ‘Melgarejo’ Hojiblanca from Spain and me.

 

 

What Have We Been Up To Lately

Sensory Certification Course January 2018 – UC Davis Olive Center Davis California

This January 2018, I participated in the Sensory Evaluation Certificate Course at UC Davis Olive Center in California; where Stephen also received his education and certification June of 2015.  We are committed to continuing our education and to be your trusted source for the freshest and healthiest extra virgin olive oil in the world.

What is Sensory Evaluation of Extra Virgin Olive Oil: The sensory evaluation of olive oil is done with the sense of smell, taste and feel. It is a scientific discipline used to evoke, measure, analyze and interpret reactions.  An Extra Virgin Olive Oil has ZERO defects in nose notes (smell) and flavor notes (taste and feel). The course also focused in on cooking with olive oil, YES, you can cook with high quality extra virgin olive oil.

This course enlightened me to what a fresh and living extra virgin olive oil smells and tastes like. It is a lot of work milling, picking and crushing these olives – time and environment matters greatly in the results.

UC Davis Olive Center this month had experts from around the world in nutrition and preventative medicine that discussed the role of olive oil health benefits and the Mediterranean Lifestyle with foods. We will be having an educational tasting event with the latest news and research regarding Olive Oil in February. Stay tuned to our Facebook, Instagram and Blog.

 

 

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December 24th 2017 – Holiday Hours

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O’ Live with Joy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holiday Hours for December 24th 2017 – Christmas Eve – Open until 5PM for your magical gift choices on Christmas Eve.

Thank you for choosing your special gift from Capizzano Olive Oils & Vinegars.

Suzanne, Stephen and the Capizzano Olive Oil & Vinegar Team

 

 

 

 

 

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Honey Ginger Tea

 

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Honey Ginger Tea Happy Dance in My Mouth and Tummy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simply Delicious add about an ounce of Capizzano’s Honey Ginger Aged ^12 Year Balsamic Vinegar to Hot Water, it is a refreshing tea that is warming and comforting. If you enjoy ginger this is a great tea any time of the day.

If you want it cold add it to sparkling mineral water. No need to add any sweeteners it is naturally sweet from the Trebbiano Grapes and a touch of honey. Low glycemic index also.

One Cup (8 ounce serving)

Boil water

Add about an ounce of Capizzano’s Honey Ginger Aged White Balsamic Vinegar

Stir and enjoy.

 

 

 

 

 

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Olive Oil Skincare and Haircare Accolades

Extra Virgin Olive Oil for hair and skin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are sharing accolades with our Olive Oil Skincare products. Of course all of us that use these products for hair and skin already know the results without spending a fortune! If you have not tried our products stop in and learn more about them. 💚

We also make our Skin Essential Olive Oil Cleanser and Moisturizer in small batches with the seasonal certified highest polyphenol olive oils and organic essential oil. Try them for yourself to see and feel the results. The Benefits: anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial healing properties with ultra-premium extra virgin olive oils.

 

This Green Beauty Company Uses Olive Oil To Make Your Skin Gorgeous

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Charcuterie an Artful Palette of Flavors and Colors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capizzano Olive Oils & Vinegars Charcuterie Menu – November 8 2017 Event.

Cheeses are from Fromage Fine Foods in Old Saybrook CT.
Ewphoria (Holland) with our Cranberry Orange Salsa
Polder Goat Gouda (Holland) with Maple Balsamic, Fruit and nuts
Crucolo (Italy) with Private Limited Reserve Balsamic, almonds, pecans and fruit. Pairs with the Baklouti Chile Pepper Olive Oil.
Piave Vecchio (Italy) with Olive Wood Smoked Olive Oil and our Olives Garlic Stuffed Gordal and Seville Orange Manzanillo.
Chaumes (France) with thinly sliced onions, crackers, almonds and pistachios paired with Olive Wood Smoked Olive Oil.
Finnocchiona (Italy) cured meat with fennel pairs with cheese, crackers, onions and nuts.

Nuts: Pecans Roasted in Black Mission Balsamic & Local Spicery Dawn Spice, Roasted Maple Pepitas Stony Brook Oils, Pistachios, & Marcona Almonds.

Fresh Fruit: Asian Pears, Honey Crisp Apples, Asian Persimmons
Dried Fruit: Mejadool Dates (pitted), California Apricots & Black Mission Figs

*Capizzano™s Olives, Garlic Stuffed and Seville Orange Stuffed .
*Cranberry Orange Salsa made with Blood Orange Olive Oil & Runamok Maple Syrup Elderberry Infused.
*Walnut Green Bean Spread with Mushroom & Sage Olive Oil
* All made with Capizzano Olive Oils & Vinegars LLC.

*Sweet Treats: Greek Chocolate Coffee Bark made with Limonata Olive Oil and Raspberry Balsamic
Red Apple Tart from Broad Street Kitchen with Limonata Olive Oil and Red Apple Balsamic emulsified topping.

*Limonana Shrub Drink made with Sicilian Lemon Balsamic, Just Cranberry and Sparkling water

Wine: Aqua de Piedra (Argentina) Malbec 2016 pairs well with the cheeses, fruit and nuts with a balanced spicy red plum flavor combined with it silky texture a great choice for the charcuterie.

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Wedding Favors – Elegance Presented

 

Thank you for inviting Capizzano Olive Oils & Vinegars to the table of your special occasions.

Simplicity with healthy fresh flavors come elegantly presented for your special moments.

Thank you Shantel and David for sharing this wedding photograph with us. Gorgeous!

Bottled and labeled by Capizzano Olive Oils & Vinegars.

Stop by our Pawcatuck CT store for details. 860-495-2187

Photo Credit: Heather Hudson Photography

 

 

 

 

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Healthy Food Choices & Physical Activity are Important for Us All


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We, at Capizzano Olive Oils & Vinegars enjoy empowering and inspiring everyone to find flavor for healthy choices with whole foods and clean lean proteins. Stop by to experience exceptional seasonally crushed extra virgin olive oils and delicious aged balsamic vinegars. No synthetic chemicals, sodium, added sugar or colorings added. Join us at our Simple Plate Menu events with the community to taste and learn together!

Healthy Food is Medicine! Begin your adventure today.

Your food choices each day affect your health — how you feel today, tomorrow, and in the future.

Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Combined with physical activity, your diet can help you to reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases (like heart disease and cancer), and promote your overall health.

https://www.fitness.gov/be-active/why-is-it-important/

https://www.fitness.gov/eat-healthy/

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Creating the Charcuterie – Creating Art

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Capizzano Olive Oils & Vinegars

Photo by Suzanne Capizzano

 

 

 

 

 

Charcuterie is French in origin but there are no rules to create fun appetizers to pair with your favorite wine. This was a joy creating for everyone.

Artfully design and arrange your savory flavors on beautiful wooden platters; create splashes of color with bowls that hold nuts, olives or spreads and enjoy time together.

Our Charcuterie Holiday event was inspired by The Magnolia Journal. The fun of pairing the cheeses from Holland, Italy and France started with the Cranberry Orange Salsa made with our Blood Orange Fused Olive Oil, Walnut Green Bean Spread showcasing the Wild Mushroom Sage Infused Olive Oil, sweet treats; Ozou White Chocolate Baklava Bark with Blood Orange Fused Olive Oil and Dark Chocolate Truffles made with Limonata Fused Olive Oil and Raspberry Aged Balsamic. My trip to the Cheese Shop in Essex CT was full of creative ideas. What fun learning from the knowledgeable team member there.

The wine needed to be balanced for the savory and sweet flavors I chose a red wine from Piedmont Italy, called Mariaia – Marachesi Barolo which complemented the palate.

For all of our guests here is what we had for the Charcuterie Holiday Event:

Cheeses from Holland – Ewephoria and Polder Goat Gouda that went well with the Black Mission Fig Balsamic drizzle, Asian Pears, Papaya and Cranberry Orange Salsa.

Italian cheese: Crucolo was divine alone or with a drizzle of Baklouti Green Chile Fused Olive Oil and Marcona Spanish Almonds.

France – Chaumes cheese was exceptional with the crusty bread and a small thin slice of red onion, alongside of the almonds and pistachios.

The Finnocchiona meat with fennel was perfect with any of the cheeses.

Serve an artisan crusty bread to add to the cheeses and meats. The nuts were Spanish Marcona Almonds, Pistachios, Pecans that I roasted with our Maple Balsamic Vinegar.

We also had organic Turkish Figs and California Apricots. The fresh fruit was Asian Pears and Papaya – fresh Persimmons are great also. Our exceptional whole queen olives were a perfect addition to the table.

The shrub drink was made with our Sicilian Lemon White Balsamic, Just Cranberry juice (no sugar) and sparkling water.

The recipes made by Suzanne for this event can be found on our website under RECIPES

Cranberry Orange Salsahttp://capizzanoco.com/cranberry-orange-salsa/

Walnut Green Bean Spreadhttp://capizzanoco.com/2484-2/

Ouzo White Chocolate Baklava Barkhttp://capizzanoco.com/ouzo-white-chocolate-baklava-bark/

Dark Chocolate Truffles – http://capizzanoco.com/our-famous-truffle-recipe-released/

There are so many ways to present the Charcuterie creating your own masterpiece.  At Capizzano Olive Oils & Vinegars our “Charcuterie Designer” will help you create your own unique Charcuterie Board that your guests will remember. Decorate with vibrant colors on the table using bowls to make a statement. With planning and preparation beforehand  you’ll spend more time with family and friends instead of being in the kitchen.

Thank you for enjoying this wonderful event together.

Suzanne Capizzano

#capizzanooliveoils #Pawcatuck #westerly

 

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Wedding Favors – Bridal Showers – Creative Gifts

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Wedding Favors

 

 

 

 

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Simply Healthy and Elegant Wedding Favors. A small oval “Keepsake” box holds a single bottle. Your Guests will taste the difference with our exceptional Ultra-Premium extra virgin olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars.

Custom Labels Printed – stop by our store for details and prices! Choose your favorite extra virgin olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar! A perfect wedding favor for your invited honored guests.

‪#‎pawcatuck‬ ‪#‎watchhill‬ ‪#‎capizzanooliveoils‬

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