September News from
Olive Tree
Hello, Fall!

If you blink your eyes, you might just miss all that is going on in our new home. We have been busy working on classes, new products, new events and of course, gifts for the upcoming holiday season. It takes many hands to get everything together and the planning phase has started. Hopefully, this overview of items, events and classes will get you all caught up.
Did you know?

In our new store, our classroom area is available to rent out for meetings, birthday parties, showers, team building, etc. Send us an email for more information.
New Product

We have been out of our Eliad Olive Oil from Israel but I have found a solid replacement! Our new oil from Israel is being made by Arab and Israeli women who are seeking peace and change. Come in and try this new oil and see why it flying off the shelves!
New Product

We just brought in three delicious chutneys from our friends at Circle B Ranch. Marina Backes makes some delicious products and we just can't think of products that scream fall like Cranberry Apple Jalapeno, Cranberry and Pear Ginger! These are perfect as a quick appetizer over cream cheese or to make a wonderful sauce for pork or chicken. We have samples and can't wait for you to try them!
Nora Fleming Minis

Our Nora Fleming guru, Cathy Toth has just brought in a fresh new batch of minis. All of the new ones? Yes, they are here! Don't miss the tailgate and fall inspired minis. They are adorable. A perfect gift for your Nora Fleming collector.
Where to find our Oils and Vinegars

We are so grateful to the following stores for carrying our products:

The Berry Patch - closed for season

If one of our retail partners doesn't have what you are looking for, just ask. We can deliver to them.
Shop Hours

Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Refill Bottle Program

When you bring in a  CLEAN and  DRY  bottle, we will refill it and give you a discount of $1.00. (Get a $2.00 per bottle discount every  TUESDAY .)  This replaces our previous recycling program.  We use so many bottles and would love to see them used again and again.  For health and safety reasons we can only refill CLEAN and DRY bottles. If we deem your bottle to not be clean or dry, we cannot refill.  We will only refill our bottles that you purchased from us. If you have any questions, please let us know and we will be happy to get back to you. 

 * We will not be accepting any more bottles for recycle, only refill.  
Tower Garden 101
September 15, 2018
10:00 a.m.

Have you been in the shop in the past few weeks? If not, you are missing our fast-growing Tower Garden. We are growing greens and herbs for our classes and we are thrilled at how fast it is growing. Have you heard about Aeroponics? Come by on Saturday, September 15th and learn all about this way of growing and see if it is something you are interested in for your home. We are starting at 10:00 a.m. There is no cost for this event.
In the Kitchen with Ann Lund
September 29, 2018
October 6, 2018
November 24, 2018
December 8, 2018
December 15, 2018

10:00 a.m.

Join our friend and cooking guru, Ann Lund, in our kitchen on September 29th at 10:00 a.m. for some quick tips and tricks along with simple recipes to take your cooking to the next level. Ann will be in our kitchen on Saturday mornings throughout the rest of the year. Just click on our calendar to find when you can catch her in the shop. Of course there will be samples to nibble on as well. There is no cost for this event.
October 9, 2018
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Flower Crowns symbolize fertility, love and celebrations around the world.  They continue to be very popular with brides, bachelorette parties, and any occasion to celebrate a true princess! Please come join Lime Design Floral for a fun, creative class to personalize a crown made especially for you or that special BFF!

October 13, 2018
11:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Are you interested in learning how to decorate cookies? Come and have a wicked good time and experience this hands-on learning opportunity to understand the step by step process for decorating beautiful, fun (and spooky) cookies!

Head to her website to buy your ticket!

October 16, 2018
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

We cannot consider Autumn without pumpkins! As you dream about cool weather and splashes of bold, fall colors, join Lime Design Floral for a great floral pumpkin centerpiece idea that will wow your guests this holiday season!

October 29, 2018
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Ages 10 and Up

Lime Design Floral welcomes kids and adults to create a magical addition to their Halloween festivities or surprise any wedding party with this adorable flower wand. Bring your original style and SPOOKY smile. Halloween costumes optional!

(click title to sign up) 

What a line up we have for YOU! We are thrilled to have the best collection of classes in Kansas City.
*New classes added for September, October and November
We are delighted to introduce Chef Ashley Bare! Chef Ashley will be conducting cooking classes at Olive Tree that are an experience not to miss. Her classes will be completely hands-on with a sit-down family-style meal at the end of class. Check out her current offerings on her website,
September 12, 2018
10:30 - 12:30 p.m.

Ann is back in our kitchen and she is getting ready for fall soups and stews. Join us for a morning of fun tips, tricks and food! 
On the menu:

Cranberry Almond Cheese Ball
Italian Chopped Salad
Zuppa Toscana Soup
Cider Pork and Apple Stew
Pumpkin Poke Cake
September 13, 2018
6:00 - 8:30 pm

Are you a wine lover? Whether you prefer white or red, Chef Jim will show you how to prepare some delicious meals using both. On the menu is summer petite greens with grilled peaches, goat cheese and white wine vinaigrette, fennel and rosemary chicken supreme, braised vegetable medley with chardonnay wine and to finish off this fantastic meal; fresh fruit sabayon over pound cake. Cheers!
September 22, 2018
10 am - 12 pm

The aroma of freshly baked treats in the morning can really brighten the day...but the scent of freshly baked, ooey-gooey cinnamon rolls can make you positively euphoric. In this hands-on class , you’ll learn how to make these classic rolls and two other variations. We’ll start by whipping up a no-knead cinnamon roll dough and leave the dough to rise. While your dough rises, you'll learn how to make cinnamon and szechuan pepper rolls with fresh ginger glaze and classic ooey-gooey cinnamon rolls. Then it’ll be time for you to roll out your risen dough, fill it, roll it up, and cut the cylinder into rolls to bake in your oven at home. To conclude the class, Chef Judith will demonstrate how to make pumpkin crowns with cinnamon streusel. It’s true—delicious cinnamon rolls are just a class away—reserve a seat today. Bring a large bowl and a Danish dough whisk. You'll go home with a pan of rolls to bake the next day or freeze for up to 3 months before baking.
September 22, 2018
2:00 - 4:00

Just in time for the holidays!!!  Get your CAKE on!!
Learn how to make over the top creations with simple and effective techniques that I have learned over the years. Yes, my pain... is your gain!  Learn from my mishaps!
A comprehensive class with hands on skills. You will decorate your own mini cake and take with you for your family to enjoy and critique......
Learn the 3 main types of buttercream, taste and figure out which is best for you and your family. Color?? LOTS of or as little as you want. Picasso it up, or keep it low key .. YOU DECIDE! 
September 26, 2018
6:00 - 8:30 pm

Eating low carb doesn’t mean you have to feel like you’re on a “diet”! Join Lauren Nagel for a class on Low Carb/ Keto recipes that will make your tastes buds just as happy as your body! Lauren will demonstrate some fun low carb recreations such as: breakfast stuffed peppers, the BEST Cauliflower Bacon “Mac N’ Cheese”, and homemade Fajita Chicken Nuggets. But, wait! We cannot forget to make dessert. We’ll finish the whole meal off with a delicious No Bake, Keto Cheesecake.

Only thing you need to bring, is your appetite!


Lauren Nagel has been teaching high school culinary arts for the past seven years. Her passion has led her to create an online presence through Instagram and her personal website  where she shares her low carb/keto creations. Though she’s new to the KCMO area, Lauren loves exploring local restaurants, farmers markets, and Olive Tree (of course)!
September 30, 2018
11:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Are you a brunch-a-holic? Learn how to make some delicious staples for a brunch event during this class! We will be making mini ham, cheese, and veggie quiches (vegetarian option also available), as well as cranberry orange scones. This class will prepare you to make the essentials for your next brunch gathering, or just add two more items to your “easy yet delicious” kitchen file!
October 4, 2018
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Instant Pots are all the craze and yet using them creates so many questions. Roxanne Wyss and Kathy Moore, The Electrified Cooks®, are the authors of the newly released American Heart Association cookbook, Instant and Healthy, 100 Low Fuss, High Flavor Recipes for your Pressure Cooker, Multi-cooker and Instant Pot, so they are experts on this wonderful, yet sometimes puzzling appliance. They will answer your questions about the brands, settings and functions so you are empowered to easily cook wonderful family meals. They will share all of the tips they discovered when researching their new cookbook and will discuss the benefits of this versatile, yet perplexing appliance—whether you have an Instant Pot brand or one of the many other brands of multi cookers or electric pressure cookers and whether you are cooking heart healthy recipes or these new delicious family favorites (the recipes in this class are not necessarily heart healthy but we will share heart healthy tips along with traditional cooking tips.) The class will begin with Deviled Eggs, as they share the secret to the quickest, easiest way to hard cook eggs, then you will find out how easy it is to prepare Classic Hummus, that delicious Middle Eastern spread made from dried chickpeas. Your family will crave the World’s Best Creamy Mac and Cheese. Soup from a pressure cooker is unbeatable and you will love Pasta E Fagioli soup. Chicken tacos will be your answer to a fantastic family meal. For dessert, enjoy a rich and tasty Bundt cake from another new cookbook by these authors, Delicious Bundt Cakes (OK, its not from a pressure cooker, but oh, so good and easy.)
October 10, 2018
6:00 - 8:30

Join Chef Rachel for a night of Mexican cuisine inspired by the groundbreaking Frontera Grill restaurant. The evening will begin with Queso Fundido a delicious melted cheese appetizer studded with roasted peppers. A refreshing second course of Ensalada de Jicama (Jicama salad with Citrus and fresh Coriander) leads up to the spectacular but surprisingly Simple Red Mole - a pork and chicken dish in a mild chile sauce seasoned with black pepper, cloves and cinnamon. Possibly saving the best for last the evening wraps up with cajeta - a homemade caramel served with traditional accompaniments of "crepas" (crepes) and pecans. 
October 20, 2018
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Do you want to learn all of the secrets of making great pizza at home? Join this limited-seating class as the Grill Mayor, Craig Jones, teaches you the step-by-step path to pizza success. Each participant receives their own official pizza reference guide and cookbook. We’ll make:
Classic pizzas
Vegetarian pizzas
I-never-would-have-thought-of-that pizzas

You’ll also learn:
The best home cooking methods
Easy dough recipes
The best pizza sauce ever
How to turn your favorite dish into a pizza
Oven techniques for success
How to easily slide a pizza from the pizza peel to the oven

Besides being an interactive class, you’ll be sampling all kinds of pizza! You will not leave hungry. Tell your friends and make it a party.
October 21, 2018
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Join us in the kitchen for a true fall delight. Chef Eric Rodricks is bringing his skills and knowledge to give us a true Tuscan experience. Today we will be making the following:
  • Olive Tapenade
  • Homemade Pappardelle Pasta
  • Red Sauce
  • Risotto
  • Braised Pork Loin 

What a line-up! Come hungry and ready to learn!
A little more about Eric:
Eric is a twenty-year service industry veteran who has done it all from tending bar to leading kitchens in some of Kansas City's finest dining establishments. He has extensive background and education in Culinary Arts as well as Food & Beverage Management. Serving fresh, delicious food, crafted to the highest standards and using the finest ingredients will always be his top priority. 
October 22, 2018
6:00 - 8:30 pm

Fall is just around the corner and that means it's time for harvest. Perhaps an apple harvest? Applecello anyone? What, you may ask, is Applecello? Well, you may have heard of limoncello, the citrusy Italian liqueur, made from lemons, lemon rind, and liquor. Applecello is that, but made from fresh, local, in-season apples. (And maybe a hint of cinnamon?). Join Chef Jasper for an Applecello Workshop where he will prepare a unique harvest dinner and you'll also learn how to prepare his famous Applecello. This unique four course class will also include an Applecello cake for dessert.
October 25, 2018
6:00 - 8:30 pm

Chef Jim will take you on a trip to the beautiful vineyards in California with this meal. He will prepare mesclun spinach and arugula salad with a zin-berry dressing and a Parmesan herbed cheese crisp, chicken stuffed with whipped brie and red grapes with a white wine boursin cream cheese sauce, oven roasted cauliflower, cherry tomatoes, spring peas and capers and for dessert; creme caramel. 
November 3, 2018
1:00 - 4:00

C’mon, who doesn’t love bacon? Join the Grill Mayor, Craig Jones, and his wife Gay Jones (The Princess of the Fire) as they explore fun and creative ways beyond the breakfast plate to cook with bacon and other pork products for all of your meal courses...appetizers to dessert. Besides a cooking class, you’ll enjoy at least a four-course meal with bacon incorporated into each dish. Sounds like a meal made in heaven! Come hungry for food and knowledge, and bring your questions. Each participant will receive their own guide booklet, filled with the recipes used in the class as well as pro tips and tricks.
November 15, 2018
6:00 - 8:30 pm

Have you ever dreamed of dinner among the vines? Chef Jim will show you a delicious meal of micro field and arugula greens with red grapefruit, strawberry and blood orange vinaigrette, wild mushroom and espresso pork tenderloin with a dark balsamic gastrique, braised borccoli and cauliflower with a blender hollandaise sauce and the grand finale; mocha panna cotta. 
November 19, 2018
6:00 - 9:00 pm

This is a first Kansas City! We will be making homemade egg pasta and actually preparing a classic Fettuccine Alfredo in a carved out wheel of cheese. Chef Jasper will start with some Roman appetizers and of course we have to have his favorite Roman Chicken Saltimbocca for dinner. Did we mention chocolate tartufo made from real gelato for dessert?
December 13, 2018
6:00 - 8:30 pm

Are you ready for a mouth-watering, classic French meal based on the recipes of the one and only Julia Child? Chef Jim will prepare shrimp scampi, steak au poivre with a peppercorn cognac cream sauce, pommes de terre anna, ratatouille and the piece de resistance; bananas foster. Bon Appetit!

January 19, 2019
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
70.00 for Adult/Child Team

It's always a good time for a taco party - especially when you are a dragon. Some of the littlest cooks are invited with their adult helpers to cook up some fun in the spirit of the children's book "Dragons Love Tacos". They'll cut dice and saute to make savory picadillo (beef & veggie) tacos with a zesty (but not too spicy) homemade salsa! Fresh guacamole and homemade tortilla chips round out the meal.   This class is suitable for children aged 5-10.
Well, as you can see, we have a lot going on this fall! I hope you can drop by and check out all of things we have going on. Look for some new pop-ups in October as well as a new gift box assortment for your gift-giving needs.

I appreciate your continued patronage and support.