The Olive Press

September 2015

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

In celebration of
Labor Day, we will be closed Monday 9/7/2015.

627 St. Joseph Street
Rapid City, SD 57701

(605) 721-6555 
Pairing of the Month:
Pineapple & Spice

Chili Head Salt Collection 

  This Gourmet Salt Collection includes 6 of the best tasting, hard-to-find salts in the world. These multi-pack samplers of salts are a great way to spice up your next meal, and are convenient to use and store. The collections are presented in affordable, portable, and decorative packages, perfect for kitchen countertops. They even comes with reference cards with detailed descriptions and suggestions on which salts go with which dishes, making it easy to create the perfect combination of flavors.

Spice Up Fall!

Recipe found at:  Flying Olive
  • 1-2 tsp Vita Sana Bakluti Green Chili EVOO (this EVOO is HOT. If you don't want this much heat, add more of either EVOO below)
  • ¼ cup Vita Sana Persian Lime Olive Oil or Cilantro & Roasted Onion Olive Oil
  • ¼ cup Vita Sana Pineapple Balsamic Vinegar
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp chili powder (if you like a lot of spice, add a hotter chili powder)
  • 1 ½ tsp dried cilantro or 1 Tbsp fresh cilantro, minced fine
  • ¼ tsp salt and freshly ground pepper or to taste
  • 2 cups cooked white rice
  • 1 cup leftover cooked corn (If you don't have this, warm up frozen corn in your microwave for 1-2 minutes)
  • 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2/3 cup red bell pepper, chopped fine
  • ½ fresh pineapple, cut into ½" dice, drained
  • ½ cup canned mild chopped green chilis, drained
Whisk together dressing: Vita Sana olive oils,  Pineapple Balsamic, onion powder, chili powder, cilantro, and salt and pepper. Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, mix together rice, corn, black beans, pepper, pineapple, and green chilis.
Pour half of the dressing over the contents of bowl.  Stir. Add more dressing until salad is slightly moist. Save the dressing if more is needed after refrigeration. (The rice will absorb some of the dressing). Refrigerate for about an hour to blend the flavors. Add more dressing if necessary. Serve.
5 Tips for cooking with nonstick pans 
You can use nonstick safely, as long as you use it properly. To be cautious, keep these tips in mind.
  1. Never preheat an empty pan.
  2. Don't cook on high heat. Most nonstick manufacturers, including DuPont, now advise consumers not to go above medium. (DuPont maintains, however, that Teflon does not pose any health risks, and that its guideline is simply meant
  3. Ventilate your kitchen. When cooking, turn on the exhaust fan to help clear away any fumes.
  4. Don't broil or sear meats. Those techniques require temperatures above what nonstick can usually handle.
  5. Choose a heavier nonstick pan. Lightweight pans generally heat up fastest, so invest in heavier-weight cookware - it's worth the extra money.
Roasted Peppers Marinated with Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Perfectly ripe California red peppers are roasted and marinated in Ultra Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil and mild garlic. Ultra Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil exceeds all published standards for olive oil in the world today! They are ready to serve or use as an ingredient. Try them with antipasto, on pizza or traditional focaccia. layer with your favorite cheese and crackers or enjoy with appetizers, in dips, casseroles, salads, and spreads. 

Fire! (The Devil's Angel Hair)
Paprika, and cayenne pepper (Schwarzenegger proportions). Hot orange. Originally designed for Neiman Marcus. It makes our list by true popular demand. Oh, it has a bite! 

Recommended Accompaniments:
Hot, not spicy, this pasta combines well with other flammable herbs. Fire! will perform with a tangy, spiced Alfredo, and is especially palatable with sharp, orange cheeses. Very effective also in soups.

Leyden With Cumin

Traditional, farmhouse, hard cheese made from cow's milk. The curd is colored with annatto and mixed with cumin seeds before being pressed and washed in brine. The cumin provides an aromatic flavor that contrasts well with the creamy, nutty character of the cheese. The cheese is quite similar Gouda but is more dry. It is named after the Dutch city of Leiden. Check out Vita Sana's variety of cheeses.