The Olive Press

February 2016

Store Hours
Monday - Friday 10:00-5:30

Pairing of the Month:


Citrus Delight


Check this out!
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.

Check it out:

We accept Downtown Rapid City
Gift Cards!
Like Us on FACEBOOK!

Love Is In The Air

Blood Orange Fudge Brownies with Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar Whipped Cream

By: Navidi's Olive Oils and Vinegars

1½ cups walnuts
9 oz bittersweet chocolate chips
2/3 cup blood orange olive oil
4 eggs
¾ cup almonds, ground in food processor
1 cup granulated sugar
1 Tablespoon finely grated orange zest
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ cup all purpose flour

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9-inch square pan and set aside.
2. Sift together the flour and baking soda. set aside.
3. Melt the chocolate slowly until smooth. Stir in the olive oil. Set aside to cool slightly.
4. In a medium bowl, combine the eggs, almonds, sugar and orange zest. Add the chocolate mixture stirring until smooth.
5. Fold in the flour mixture and then the walnuts.
6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
7. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 - 40 minutes. When done, remove from oven and set pan on a wire rack to cool. Let stand for five minutes then unmold onto the cooling rack.
8. When cool cut into squares or, using cookies cutters, into hearts or other shapes.
9. Garnish with Chocolate Balsamic Whipped Cream and a chocolate Filigree Heart, if desired.

Note: If you are serving heart shaped brownies there will be scraps left over from the edges. These can be put to good use by layering them in a pretty stemmed glass with light and crunchy Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies and Chocolate Balsamic Whipped Cream (or plain whipped cream, if you prefer). Garnish with a chocolate Filigree Heart and you have another pretty and delicious dessert variation.
Chocolate Balsamic Whipped Cream

½ cup heavy whipping cream
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 Tablespoon chocolate balsamic vinegar

Combine ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Beat at medium to high speed until peaks form.

  All-natural dark and rich Cocoa powder, with the refined finish of Cabernet Sauvignon. 2.00mm wide, cooks in 3 to 4 minutes to a beautiful deep "chocolate-bar" brown. Fabulous with fresh fruits, prepared sauces, or (why not?) just chocolate syrup and whipped Cream!     

**We have restocked a Gluten Free Spaghetti, Tubetti Soup Pasta, and Foglie D'Oliva Pasta. Make sure you stop in and check out all of our mouth watering pasta!**

Orange Peel Granules
Dehydrated orange peel. Prepared from fresh orange peel which has been washed, trimmed, diced, dried, and milled into granules. Reconstitute and use in recipes such as cookies and/or brownies.
*Stop in and see all of the spices & infused salts we offer.*
  5th Annual Walk For Warmth
    Saturday February 6, 2016 at 2:00 P.M.
 Help those in financial need heat their homes in the coldest months of winter and cool their homes in the extreme heat of summer during the 2016 Black Hills Cares Walk For Warmth. The fifth annual Walk For Warmth starts at 2 p.m. at Main Street Square, follows a 1.5-mile route through downtown Rapid City and finishes back at Main Street Square. 

    The $10 per-person or $20 per-family entry fee is a tax-deductible donation. College student entry fee $5 with student ID. Children under 18 participate for free when accompanied by a paying adult. 

    Vita Sana will be donating 10% of its total sales on the day of the event to the Walk For Warmth Program. Black Hills Energy will match donations up to $10,000. All proceeds will be administered by the Salvation Army and Church Response to help those in need of energy assistance.  Contribute to the Walk for Warmth by shopping at Vita Sana on Saturday, February 6, 2016. 
Locally Owned Business Spotlight
Firehouse Wine Cellars
Vita Sana wishes to spot light a locally owned business creating a special Valentines event that includes other Downtown Rapid City businesses' products. Firehouse Wine Cellars will be using Vita Sana's fresh Extra Virgin Olive Oil and tasty Modena Italy Balsamic Vinegar to prepare their Perfectly Paired event menu.  
Call for reservations!