Tuesday, February 19, 2008

It's All Who You Know

I have gotten some awesome gifts lately. First, I had mentioned to our salesman, Ray, that I have always wanted to visit Robert is Here, which is a legendary fruit stand in the Southern tip of Florida. Today Mike brought home a gift for me from Ray: a jar of black raspberry preserves from Robert himself!

I have some bread in the bread machine so we can enjoy this stuff tomorrow! My mouth is watering just thinking about it! Thanks, Ray!!

This gift is from my mom and dad, who recently returned from a trip to California. They visited a winery that also grows olives, and brought me back some olive oil. One of them is lemon-infused, and I couldn't resist opening that one and putting a drop on my tongue. It was awesome! I tasted olive, then lemon, then olive ...no, lemon! Olive! And the bottles are so pretty! The only thing is, I don't have a whole lot of ideas as to how to use these high-quality oils. With good bread and dipping spices, yes, but what else? Suggestions are welcomed and appreciated :) Thanks, mom and dad, for for bringning me such a great gift!


Anonymous said...

Drizzled on hummus and served with toasted pita and fresh basil!

On your salad with a little bit of lemon juice, oregano and thyme!

Allison said...

What about drizzled over fish, or maybe even on sushi?

I love your blog, by the way! I found it randomly, but I like to look at it!


Jacki said...

Welcome, Allison! Thanks for reading.