The Best OLIVE OILS What’s the best bottle for your money? Real Simple staffers and Nicholas Coleman, the chief olive-oil specialist at Eataly, New York City’s Italian-food mecca, sampled nearly 100 to find out.
The first three oils are made with extra virgin olive oil and fresh herbs the second are made with spices. Thyme, oregano, rosemary, cinnamon and star anis. The last two oils are made with peanut oil. Flavored Oils There are so many flavored oils that can be purchased at specialty stores but who wants to pay the big prices when you can make it yourself ? An oil you may want to look at is extra-virgin olive oil which is terrific for natural flavoring. We can discuss adding oil to truffles…
Supplies for making etched dish soap bottles: olive oil bottles ($1.47 at Walmart -- score!) adhesive-backed vinyl (Contact Paper would work too) X-Acto Knife or Silhouette Cameo glass etching cream paint brush your favorite dish soap All in all, this is an extremely frugal project, especially when you can pick up the olive oil bottles at such an inexpensive price!
Make Flavored Oils Everyone loves the glamorous looking bottle of flavored oils found in specialty gourmet shops. But you can produce the same thing at home for a fraction of the gourmet store price. You just need a few tools and your imagination.
Olive Oil Cake, recipe from Maialino Restaurant in New York City. Maialino also serves it at breakfast in muffin form, and they've been known to turn it into a birthday cake, layered with mascarpone buttercream. From Genius Recipes at Food52.