A really really long hiatus and decided to post up a little on the EVOO I bought last Summer at Boston.
It's a really cosy place in Newbury's neighbourhood. Just happen to pass by that shop and thought about picking up some olive oil before I head to New York.
I had tried Principe Pignatelli (not sure if its the name) and I totally love it. The rich herby flowery smell. Too bad...it's long finished. lol
They have loads of EVOO in there, and last year they have some new comers. And they do have a range of balsamic vinegar as well.
Back in my small Penang island, I have concocted a simple salad using the EVOO. Super simple.
Basically, you can have anything in there. What I have here is:
Butterhead lettuce (tear apart if the leaves is too big, bite size would be good)
Chopped red tomatoes
Chopped pear (the big round juicy korean/china pears)
St. Dalfour apricot jam. (1 1/2 tablespoon, you can replace with Stonewall Kitchen's)
Boston Olive Oil Company's Hoji Blanca (depending how much you want)
Put together the dressing ingredients (oil and jam only) into a salad bowl and mix them well. Then add in all the salad base ingredients and cheese. Cheddar cheese works best some how. Finally mix and toss everything together.
The smell is just amazing. I kept the olive oil for quite sometime and thought the smell has gone. When I mixed the oil and jam, the 'fresh' smell just came back.
No balsamic vinegar, slight sweetness and slight salty cheese makes an appetizing summer salad.