Columela Extra Virgin Olive Oil Classic - 17 oz
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Our best selling olive oil of all time!

 

Columela Extra Virgin Olive Oil Classic is produced from a blend of four special olives – arbequina, hojiblanca, picual and the rare ocal

 

Columela's olives are hand-picked - not tree-shaken, which can bruise the fruit and affect the quality of the oil. Columela applies modern technology to the ancient traditions of olive oil production, using the“sinolea” method of oil extraction which doesn’t press, but rather pierces the olives so just the “flower of the oil” comes out through gravity to produce an intensely flavored and highly aromatic oil.


Year after year, Columela Extra Virgin Olive Oil Classic has consistently taken top honors in tastings by "Cook's Illustrated" magazine.

"A blend of intense Picual and mild Hojiblanca olives, this oil took top honors for its fruity flavor and excellent balance. One taster summed it up: 'Bold olive flavor, slightly fruity, medium-to- heavy texture: This is what I think of when I think EVOO.' Another taster simply wrote, 'Fantastic.'

Also voted the favorite of the Earthy Delights crew!


Product of Spain

 

 

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Recipes

Paella a la Valenciana
Adapted from a recipe by Penelope Casas, author of the book, Food and Wine of Spain.

When paella is knowingly and lovingly prepared, it is a creation of elegance. There are many versions of paella Valenciana, some simple, others complex. Feel free to experiment with your ingredients to make this recipe your own and you will be delightfully surprised with the results!
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Chestnut-crusted Walleye with Morel Mushrooms
Morels and walleye are a natural pairing. The white flesh of the walleye is firm, meaty and delicious. Like trout and other species of freshwater fish, it seems to go particularly well with mushrooms.

Traditional preparations for walleye frequently rely on batter coating and deep-frying, which mask the delicate flavor and texture of the fish. How sad!

Instead, the fish is coated with a layer of crushed dried Michigan chestnut chips. Chestnuts, which contain absolutely no fat, create a light, crisp golden-brown crust and add a wonderfully nutty flavor and tender crunch.

These three ingredients, fish, chestnuts & morels, harmonize together to create an uncomplicated dish with flavors that are simple, yet profoundly satisfying.
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Olive Oil Dipping Sauce
An easy, basic recipe to build on and to be creative.
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Morel Mushroom Ravioli
Trying the parsleyed ravioli dough version, really makes this an exceptional dish! This version may be applied to any shape of pasta that you make fresh and will make an impact visually, as well as to your taste buds.
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Morel Risotto Decadence
Honorable Mention, Earthy Delights 2009 Morel Recipe Contest
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Morel and Ramp Crostini
This is a simple and delicious appetizer. It calls for a generous ½ cup of ramps. If you want a more mildly flavored dish, cut the ramps back to ¼ cup or so. You may want to experiment until you've found the combination just right for you. This appetizer may be served warm or at room temperature. May also be served as a side dish.
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Sautéed Scallops with Chanterelles and Frisee
This dish is remarkably simple to prepare, and it's special enough to serve for company.

With its combination of colors and textures, this unusual salad looks beautiful on the plate and tastes exotically delicious.

Put the sea scallops in the pan and DON'T MOVE THEM. They'll cook all the way through without being turned over or tossed or messed with in any way. Just make sure that the temperature isn't so high that it burns them.
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Pepperoni-Mushroom Pasta
Pizza isn't the only thing that benefits from the hot and salty tang of pepperoni. Brought together by a wild mushroom and spinach cream sauce, pasta and pepperoni prove to be perfect partners.

It makes a wonderful, informal meal, and goes together very quickly. This is an excellent way to cook up something "special" on short notice.
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Crab, Lobster and Lentil Ravioli
An elegant and unusual ravioli, made intriguing with, lobster, crab and the addition of ramps and lentils. Make plenty...they will disappear!

Excellent for a formal dinner or luncheon, or just because you want to pamper yourself and your guests.
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Porterhouse with White Bean & Shiitake Salad
Heat up the grill and get your appetites ready! This marvelous recipe is adapted from a creation by the famous Bobby Flay. Truly gourmet comfort food!
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Wild Morels Sautéed with Chicken Breasts
The secret with this recipe is, it has few ingredients, but they are of the finest of quality. It can be made quickly...perfect for unexpected guests, or when time is of the essence.

You can dress it up by serving it with risotto and a sprinkle of truffle oil, or you can turn it into a hearty "comfort food" by serving it with garlic mashed potatoes.
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Beef and Guinness Casserole with Chestnuts
Though this dish is called a "casserole," it's really more of a stew. Made rich and savory with plenty of beef stock, the flavor is rounded out by the addition of Guinness Stout and the mellow sweetness of chestnuts.

Call it what you will, it's good for you and tastes good too.
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Wild Mushroom & Pumpkin Soup
This soup makes a great Fall luncheon when the air turns brisk and the leaves turn red. Serve it with hot bread and cinnamon butter for a real treat. A tasty addition to Thanksgiving dinner.
It's so easy yet tastes so delicious. It's forest magic!
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Macaroni and Mushroom Gratin
This is gourmet comfort food at its finest, and it's remarkably easy to prepare. Cheese, chives, and parsley give it just a bit of an edge, while the pasta smooths it out. The mushrooms add a wonderful, woodsy flavor and texture. This is a magical combination of fine gourmet cuisine and rustic family style cooking. In this case, we're using wild Chanterelle Mushrooms together with cultivated Trumpet Royale Mushrooms, and cultivated Shiitakes.
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Caper Sauce
A basic reduction sauce...except this is a shortcut using chicken stock instead of pan drippings. Perfect when pressed for time.
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