The Olive Press
November 2017
Store Hours
Monday - Friday
We will be closed Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 23, 2017
We will be open Sundays starting November 26, 2017 from 12:00-4:00 until Christmas Eve.

627 St. Joseph Street
Rapid City, SD 57701

(605) 721-6555 
Pairing of the Month:

Maple In The Morning

ODE Formally 
80 Acres
Made in California

Olive Oil Lip Balm

With 97% organic ingredients, olive oil, cocoa butter, peppermint essential oil, and a kiss of vitamin E create a moisturizing lip treatment that soothes and protects.

Be sure to grab yours today and protect your lips from the harsh winter weather.

As featured in's feature:  

Saigon Cinnamon

Saigon (or Vietnamese) cinnamon, a member of the cassia family, has the boldest flavor and odor of all the various cinnamon due to its higher volatile oil content.
Pine Ridge RAW Honey- NEW SIZES!!

We are excited to announce that the new season of honey should be arriving soon! Their bees harvest nectar from the native vegetation which is mostly prairie, forests, with a small dab of hayland. The honey produced is 100% natural raw and unfiltered. No pressures from pesticides etc here.. it's a natural environment and so is the honey! All of their land is managed sustainably for healthy prairies and forests and they are proud of that.

Great substitute for all sugars in any application! 
Wine of the Month

Quinta do Noval Black Port
Black is a revolutionary new style of port.  There are ripe blackberries, tar, smoke and orange liqueur on the nose.  This rich, vibrant new age port is destined to be enjoyed with dark chocolate, or with our Festive Cranberry Sangria,  great for a cold evening by the fire, or to finish off those  rustic, savory dishes  like our featured recipe, 
Better Than Candy Sweet Potato Bars.
This Port comes gift  ready in its attractive gift box
Point Reyes Blue Cheese

Creamy, layers of full flavor. All natural and made with raw milk, Original Blue is gluten-free and made with microbial (vegetarian) rennet.  Sweet, fresh milk with a medium-to-strong punch of blue flavor
Uses: A great Cheese course blue, perfect for salads, dressings, dips, in a sauce for steak and grilled vegetables
Pairs Perfectly with our Noval Black Port!
Pick up a bottle today!!

Customer response has been amazing to our quality, hand selected wines sourced from the same regions we source our Extra Virgin Olive Oils! We are now your one stop to pick up the ingredients for your next gourmet meal and a quality wine to compliment it. 
We Accept Downtown Rapid City Gift Cards!

Giving Thanks

November Events
Saturday, November 11, 2017:  We would like to thank Veterans by giving 10% off total purchases for customers who present a
valid Military ID at check out. We will also be raising our wine case sale to 15% off to those who provide a  valid Military ID at check out.
**Excludes Sale Items**

Saturday, November 25, 2017: Shop local with Small business Saturday! We will offer a FREE Tapi Pour Spout with the purchase of a new bottle!
**Limit 1 Per Customer**

Sunday, November 26, 2017: First Sunday open for the Holiday Season. We will be open November 26, December 3, 10, 17, and 24 to give our customers an extra day each week to purchase the perfect gift.
Better Than Candy Sweet Potato Bars
Featured in Time After TIme
By Michelle Senac
Stop in and pick up your signed copy today for this and other great recipes!
You will need:
  • 1 cup graham crackers, finely ground-about 8 graham crackers
  • 1/4 cup + 2tbsp VS Butter Olive Oil, plus a drizzle to coat pan
  • 3/4 cup almonds, finely grund
  • 1/2 tsp Healthy Life cinnamon (VS)
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest, plus extra for garnish
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 large or 3 medium sweet potatoes, such as garnet, baked until soft
  • 3 Tbsp VS Maple Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp Healthy Life Pumpkin Pie Spice (VS)
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat an 8-inch-square baking dish with VS Butter Olive Oil. In a small bowl, combine ground graham crackers, almonds, cinnamon, orange zest and salt and mix. Add VS Butter Olive Oil and mix until the ingredients are combined and crumbly.

2. Place the mixture in the baking dish and press firmly to the bottom of the pan. Bake for about 10 minutes or until set. Remove and set aside.

3. To make filling, bake sweet potatoes and then remove the skins. Place the potatoes in a large bowl and mash. Add VS Maple Balsamic Vinegar, yogurt, eggs, and Healthy Life Pumpkin Pie Spice and blend thoroughly.

4. Pour the filling over the crust, smooth the top with a spatula. Bake for 25 minutes or until the filling is beginning to pull away from the side of the pan.

5. Cool on a wire rack. When completely cooled, cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.

To Serve
Cut into squares and place on individual plates. Garnish with orange zest.

Blood orange, Lemon, and Lime Olive Oil work well with this recipe. Try a flavored yogurt such as peach, pineapple, blood orange, pomegranate or apple.

Dark Chocolate or Espresso Balsamic Vinegar will add depth to the flavor. For special presentation, top with whipped cream. Try baked pumpkin filling instead of sweet potatoes for a new twist.

D O N ' T  F O R G E T:

At Vita Sana, we carry almost  all the ingredients you'll need this winter for cooking and baking. Other than fresh produce, we've got you covered. For this specific recipe, we sell Pumpkin Pie Spice, pure ground cinnamon, Maple Balsamic Vinegar, and Butter Olive Oil, which is a healthy replacement for regular butter. That's only ONE example! Think of all the recipes you can complete with a little help from your local gourmet store. 

**Make this recipe while making the Festive Cranberry Sangria and you can you can zest the orange from that recipe for this one!**
Festive Cranberry Sangria
Makes about 9 cups of sangria.
What You'll Need
  • 1 navel orange, thinly sliced or cut into small wedges
  • 1 medium lemon, thinly sliced or cut into small wedges
  • 48 ounces cranberry juice
  • 3 cups Port wine
How to Make It
  1. Thread the fruit pieces onto skewers, if desired.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large jug or bowl and refrigerate for at least 3 hours to chill and allow flavors to develop.
  3. Add ice to a pitcher and add sangria. Serve the sangria in wine glasses.
Expert Tips
  • Add strawberry halves, peach slices, or large fresh blueberries to the skewers.
  • Replace two cups (16 ounces) of the cranberry juice with orange juice.
  • Add a few cinnamon sticks to the sangria.
  • Add a thinly sliced apple to the sangria.
  • Add 1/2 cup of fresh cranberries to the sangria.

Pumpkin Pie Spice

Warm and festive spices mingle to evoke the spirit of autumn. Sprinkled on ice cream, baked with sweet potatoes, or added to your favorite dessert recipe, Pumpkin Spice brings holiday cheer to the rest of the year.
Vino Rosso Linguini
Made with Cabernet Sauvignon, a wine named for and made from the grape that is the basis of most of California's superb red wines. You'll enjoy the subtle flavor and pretty rose color. 
Recommended Accompaniments:
Nicely complements beef dishes and meatier sauces. For a quick dish, add some chopped onions and garlic, a little olive oil, and some salt and pepper.
**Make sure you stop in and check out our line of pastas!!**
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10% Off
Select cheeses that are being sampled!! 

Last Chance EVOO and Balsamic Vinegar now offered at discounted refill bottle prices.

Gift Cards are a great option that allows your gift recipient to visit our store and make his or her own selections! Vita Sana Gift Cards can be redeemed in store  
or online.

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