This autumn is set to be extremely busy for us here at Casa de l’Oli, with one of our main projects being the launch of our improved website. We’re very excited about this reboot of www.casadeloli.com, which will make the site finer, clearer and easier to use. As ever, there will be the best possible security when it comes to ordering our products online.We’ve also listened to our regular customers, who often ask us for recipe cards online. The new site will feature a recipe section with lots of ideas on how to use our oils. And we’re going to be asking customers to write to us and tell us how they use our different products.
There will be improved gift options online, enabling people to put together customised packages for Christmas and beyond. They’ll be able to choose individual oils in either 250ml or 500ml pouring bottles. They will then have the choice of hand-decorated jute bags, or paper presentation bags featuring the Casa de l’Oli logo. All of this will help our customers create a really special gift for the foodie in their life.
We’re really looking forward to heading back to Sevenoaks School in Kent on October 24 to 26 for the Craft in Focus fair.
Then it’s off to the Islington Business Design Centre in London for our first Country Living Christmas Fair from
November 11 to 15. We’re hoping to see lots of our customers there after a really successful fair in the spring.
From November 25 to 29 we’ve got the Christmas Craft and Design Fair at RHS Wisley in Woking, Surrey.
Over the same few days we’ll also be at the NEC in Birmingham for the winter BBC Good Food Show – our tenth year at the event!
We’ll also be around locally, including the Barleylands Farmers’ Market in Billericay in October and December.
You’ll be able to buy our products at any of these events and, if you can’t make it to any of these exhibitions,
you can always buy online at www.casadeloli.com or you can call us on 01394 448600 to make a purchase.
Slow Cooked Savoury Onion Marmalade
This wonderful recipe is perfect to make in the run-up to Christmas. Something a little different! Delicious served with breads, cold meats and cheeses and
great for Boxing Day leftovers.
Serves 4 to 6
Dice the pancetta or bacon. In a large, heavy based pan, warm the olive oil, add the pancetta or bacon and sauté until barely crisp for
about 2 minutes.
Add the sliced onions and continue to cook, stirring frequently until golden for 8 to 10 minutes.
Stir in both vinegars, the water, salt, white pepper, sugar and cayenne. Bring to a slow boil over a medium heat, stirring often, until most of the liquid
has evaporated. This should take between 10 and 12 minutes.
Remove from the heat and cool completely. Pour off any excess liquid and transfer to a tightly capped jar. Store in the fridge and bring to room
temperature before serving.
Will keep for several weeks.
2 slices of pancetta or 1/4 pound bacon
60ml extra virgin olive oil
2 large onions, thinly sliced
125ml balsamic vinegar
60ml sherry vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
2 teaspoons sugar
Next up for Casa de l’OliHard to believe, but our next newsletter will be with you at Christmas, featuring tasty tips on how to use our oils, balsamic vinegars, mayonnaises and
olive pastes throughout the festive period. In the meantime, have a wonderful autumn!