Wednesday, 20 February 2013

How to increase the use of olive oil...

I told you some days ago that this autumn we made 200 + litres of olive oil. Now I have to figure out how to use as much olive oil as possible..... And I've come up with a few ideas. So today I'll share the list with you. The average Italian use approx. 25 litres of olive oil a year and I'm trying to (at least) reach that level....

1. Make a soffritto. (fry onion or garlic with carrot and celery in some olive oil and use it as a starter for further cooking, i.e salsa, soups etc . ) It makes your food taste wonderful.

2. Put some olive oil on your vegetable soup, it tastes superb

3.  Some olive oil on a piece of toast that has been rubbed with garlic and sprinkled with salt makes a wonderful bruschetta.

4. If you make fried potatoes you will definitely use a lot of oil.....

5. A tasty dessert or a little snack.... Peel and slice an orange. Sprinkle with salt (and pepper if you feel like). Pour over some olive oil and enjoy!





6. Enjoy your gelato (ice cream) with olive oil and salt.  I have to admit that I haven't tried this yet, but I will definitely give it a go when it gets warmer outside....

7. Use oil instead of butter for baking.

8. Olive oil is a wonderful make up remover. On a moist cotton ball pour some drops of olive oil and use as a "normal" make up remover. Rinse with hot water.

9. You can also use olive oil as a face cleanser. Put a few drops of oil on your fingertips and lightly massage your face. After a few minutes put a wet (and hot) washcloth on your  face and leave it for a few instances.When the cloth cools down wring it out again under hot running water and put back on your face. After a few minutes rinse your face with more hot water and pat dry. After this treatment you will have wonderful, soft skin.....

10. Mix a tablespoon of olive oil with the dog food and the fur of your dog will get soft and shiny....

11. Some olive oil poured onto a paper napkin will help you light the fire place at home....

12. If you have an old steel kitchen sink that looks a bit tired it can be polished with a few drops of olive oil.

13. Make a Meditteranean casserole.... I'll post the recipe as soon as possible......

Do you have some great tips that includes the use of olive oil? Please feel free to leave a comment. I'll be glad to hear from you.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ciao LINDA,
bentornata! é da molto che non avevo più tue
notizie,immagino tutto il da fare nella nuova casa, poi, se ci sono anche piante da frutto,il
lavoro raddoppia. anche noi produciamo il nostro olio, ma per la raccolta se ne occupa mia suocera,
dal momento che sia io che mio marito lavoriamo.
Penso che,quando saremo in pensione,raccogliere le olive diventerà il nostro hobby.Se ti sei
trasferita in provincia di Frosinone siamo
abbastanza vicine! Ti auguro buona domenica e
a presto.
LILIANA

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