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Cheese Shop

Friday, 10 November 2017 19:01:12 Europe/London

Colston Bassett Stilton is our best selling English blue cheese.

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Cheese Shop

Friday, 10 November 2017 19:01:12 Europe/London

Colston Bassett Stilton is our best selling English blue cheese.

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Christmas Hampers 2017...Mumbles

Friday, 10 November 2017 18:22:45 Europe/London

If your visiting the new Oyster Wharf in Mumbles then why not pop up to our Deli and see what we have to offer..

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Christmas Hampers 2017...Mumbles

Friday, 10 November 2017 18:22:45 Europe/London

If your visiting the new Oyster Wharf in Mumbles then why not pop up to our Deli and see what we have to offer..

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Christmas Hampers 2017...Mumbles

Friday, 10 November 2017 18:22:45 Europe/London

If your visiting the new Oyster Wharf in Mumbles then why not pop up to our Deli and see what we have to offer..

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Summer 2016

Sunday, 10 July 2016 17:05:20 Europe/London

Lots of delicious for your summer snacking....

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Totally Crackers!

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 14:56:52 Europe/London

But we aren't as mad as you think!

You'd be forgiven in thinking that here at Olives and Oils, Delicatessen, that we are crackers!

In all honesty? It's almost true! The real facts of the matter are that we are so passionate about food that we try to serve you the best produce money can buy. High up on the popularity chart is of course cheese! Our question to readers therefore relates to cheese, but more so to what is the best accompaniment.......i.e. “What do you prefer to eat with your cheese board?” Crackers, other biscuits, warm crusty bread, or do you prefer your cheese plain - biscuit-less? 

Of course, there is no right nor wrong answer, as it is all a matter of taste and occasion – there are times when I prefer biscuits to accompany my cheese board and times when I prefer the crusty bread approach. In addition, it depends upon the type of cheese, the meal itself, the company, the surroundings and the timing.

If it's crackers you are after then we have a range of really interesting brands and flavours. First up are those of Peter's Yard. Artisan Crispbread, and Sodadough Crispbread. Deliciously crispy and great with hard or soft cheeses.

The for the more refined palate we have an interesting selection from The Fine Cheese Company. Natural crackers for both mild and soft cheeses, the flavoured crackers including Red Hot Chilli, Celery, and one of my favourite's, Fig! Ideally, I'd have a selection of each on the cheese board just so my guests could taste for themselves....why not have a blind tasting?

The Paxton & Whitfield brand of assorted oaties and crackers have also proved equally popular over the last festive holidays. In this range we currently stock, the Orignial Oaties, Walnut Oaties, and Celery & Sea-salt Oaties. Just to round off the shelf we also have the Paxton & Whitfield Poppy and Linseed Crackers delicious with all cheeses.

And don't forget our wonderful range of cheeses in the first place. Maybe the key to this is to choose the cheese first they the crackers to match, or you could just push the boat out and go hell for leather and try each of our flavours! And I haven't mentioned wine once!

Finally, if it is bread you prefer then check out our speciality breads or place an order with us in advance and we'll see what we can do...

Good eating....

P.S. If you want a serving tip for cheese and bread, try drizzling the bread with a little extra virgin olive oil or maybe a flavoured oil - it's not only healthy but truly delicious - check the range of flavoured oils here

 

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Rainy Day Comfort Foods

Sunday, 3 January 2016 12:07:00 Europe/London

Happy New Year and a prosperous 2016 and beyond!

Here in South Wales we have been more fortunate than many in the north of England. Whilst we haven't had so much of the widespread flood devastation of Cumbria and parts of Yorkshire, we have been getting our share of rain.....as usual!

Continuous rain, grey clouds and dull days can really affect one's mood and if you are not careful it is easy to fall in to a depressive state. People handle this potentially moody time in different ways, and it's amazing what a glimpse of blue sky can do for the soul. But for many, it isn't just a blue sky that can lift the spirits. For many the one thing above all that can lift a dampening spirit is good food and drink! That involves everything about food; thumbing through cookery books to find the right recipe or working out from the fridge and larder what concoction one can create, to the food preparation, the cooking and of course sitting down with the family or even on one's own with a thick casserole, or a home made soup or something as simple as home-made pizza or pasta bake. Comfort food differs widely. It may just be a bar of chocolate, or a cup of cocoa....we are all different and our sense of comfort differs widely.

One popular food in times of low mood, is cheese. Cooked or just straight from the wrapping. Cheese fondue or oven baked within a dish or a Mont d'Or or a Camembert cooked slowly within its wooden casket, in the oven and devoured as a dip with warm crusty bread....or better still a warmed speciality bread, accompanied by a glass of beer or a wine of your choice.

For pizzas and pastas in particular a dribble of white truffle olive oil, like really finishes the dish off and gives it that unique flavour that your neighbours will envy.

What are your favourite comfort foods for rainy days? Comment below and let us know....

And don't let the rain get you down...turn to some delicious foods...

Happy cooking!

 

 

 

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The Perfect Combination...

Thursday, 17 December 2015 10:23:16 Europe/London

The Goodness of Natural Foods....

When it comes to ailments, the last thing one thinks of is turning to the most natural of foods for a remedy. With the pharmaceutical industry spending billions of dollars on promotion and advertising, and trying to persuade you to buy the next best drugs for colds and flu, often we overlook the goodness of natural foods.

Two such foods that have always been known for their natural benefits are cinnamon and honey (read raw unprocessed honey here), but have you ever considered combining the two ingredients to make one concoction? In this ever changing world, a world where our self-health is attracting a greater focus, natural food specialists are slowly converting thousands of health conscious people to organic, raw, and natural foods as an alternative and successful way to combat disease and illness.

Combined, honey and cinnamon become a powerful force in the prevention of serious illness. Take a look at the previously proven benefits that follow and see if some of these are useful to you;

  • Reduces Cholesterol

  • Acts as a remedy for Cardiovascular disease

  • Assists in the treatment of chronic Arthritis

  • Fights Gallbladder infections

  • Fights Colds, Coughs and Sinus problems

  • Helps strengthen the Immune System

Of course at Olives&Oils we aren't medics when it comes to these well researched findings, but we can play our part in helping ensure that our customers continue on a healthy path. As we run up to Christmas still, our shelves are stocked up with natural raw local honey directly from the farm at Amroth, Pembrokeshire, and is available in both a set state or in loose form. As for cinnamon? See for yourself...photo above – available and all tied with festive ribbon. Now you have no excuse to to fall ill during Christmas....unless of course you ate too much!

Happy eating...

P.S. Our Christmas & New Year Opening times are as follows;

Open every Sunday 11.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.

Wed, 23rd Dec 07.30 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.

Thurs 24th Christmas Eve 07.30 a.m. - 1.30 p.m.

Open again as normal 29th - 31st December

Closed 1st - 4th January 2016

 

 

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Making The Most Of Christmas Leftovers

Tuesday, 15 December 2015 13:17:53 Europe/London

How about a spot of fun - try blind tasting!

The run up to Christmas is all very well. But there is always too much to do and all in such little time. At Olives&Oils Delicatessen, Mumbles we are flat out getting your orders ready, handling the shop, never ending deliveries of stock, (one or two other things in the background that you don't get to see) and of course coping with bringing up a family, whose excitement overflows beyond all description at this time of the year.

How about a spot of fun - try blind tasting!

The run up to Christmas is all very well. But there is always too much to do and all in such little time. At Olives&Oils Delicatessen, Mumbles we are flat out getting your orders ready, handling the shop, never ending deliveries of stock, (one or two other things in the background that you don't get to see) and of course coping with bringing up a family, whose excitement overflows beyond all description at this time of the year.

I dare say, we'll be glad when the big day has finally past and we can turn to enjoying the moment and finding time to relax over a table of fabulous food. For me, one of the best dining experiences is not the Christmas dinner itself, but the unrivalled experience of tucking into cold meats, poultry, cheeses, and vegetable leftovers on Boxing Day.

It's really strange don't you think? We could indeed recreate the 'leftovers' experience on any day of the year with the right amount of planning, but it never feels the same as it does on Boxing Day. Nothing quite tastes as good as cold meats and warm vegetable bubble and squeak followed by a platter of cheeses and copious amounts of wine, the day after Christmas dinner, even if you've stuffed yourself the day before. The leftovers however wouldn't taste the same without a good selection of chutneys and preserves. A small spoonful from each jar, differing in flavour, to test what goes with what and which is the preferred taste for the meats, the poultry, the vegetables and the cheeses. Even the same chutney accompaniment can taste very differently depending upon the 'match' of food. I guess we all like to experiment individually (sometimes secretly). The secret sommelier of chutneys. And whilst we are on the subject of sommeliers...

For the carnivores there is a similar experience taking place over mustards. Yes, there is such thing now as a 'Mustard Sommelier' – a variety of different mustards to accompany meats, poultry and other dishes. Like what you ask? Pizzas, fish, vegetables, cheeses and so much more especially in cooking....you'll be surprised what else you can do with mustard!

All this partaking of chutneys, preserves and mustards does not however just happen by magic. One needs to pre-plan the larder (oh yes, the old fashioned traditional larder is making a comeback!) before Christmas – and that means now! We aren't suggesting that you throw out your usual brands, but we are suggesting that at Christmas especially you may like to experiment and delve through our shelves to try one of our many unusual flavours. Such as our Olives&Oils deli range of Nicolas Vahé mustards, Garlic & Lemon or Fig & Balsamic, Thai Spice & Mango or Curry & Coconut mustards....and there others available within the range. Or you could try one of our range of Nicolas Vahé preserves such as White Wine & Pear, Fig & Walnut, Apple & Rosemary or Apricot & Garlic amongst others...

Which ever you prefer it makes for an interesting and exciting time to be settling down with the family, and doing some tasting- why not make it even more interesting and cover the labels with silver foil and do some blind tasting? After all, Christmas is to be enjoyed.

Have fun, and happy eating.

Olives&Oils

 

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I dare say, we'll be glad when the big day has finally past and we can turn to enjoying the moment and finding time to relax over a table of fabulous food. For me, one of the best dining experiences is not the Christmas dinner itself, but the unrivalled experience of tucking into cold meats, poultry, cheeses, and vegetable leftovers on Boxing Day.

It's really strange don't you think? We could indeed recreate the 'leftovers' experience on any day of the year with the right amount of planning, but it never feels the same as it does on Boxing Day. Nothing quite tastes as good as cold meats and warm vegetable bubble and squeak followed by a platter of cheeses and copious amounts of wine, the day after Christmas dinner, even if you've stuffed yourself the day before. The leftovers however wouldn't taste the same without a good selection of chutneys and preserves. A small spoonful from each jar, differing in flavour, to test what goes with what and which is the preferred taste for the meats, the poultry, the vegetables and the cheeses. Even the same chutney accompaniment can taste very differently depending upon the 'match' of food. I guess we all like to experiment individually (sometimes secretly). The secret sommelier of chutneys. And whilst we are on the subject of sommeliers...

For the carnivores there is a similar experience taking place over mustards. Yes, there is such thing now as a 'Mustard Sommelier' – a variety of different mustards to accompany meats, poultry and other dishes. Like what you ask? Pizzas, fish, vegetables, cheeses and so much more especially in cooking....you'll be surprised what else you can do with mustard!

All this partaking of chutneys, preserves and mustards does not however just happen by magic. One needs to pre-plan the larder (oh yes, the old fashioned traditional larder is making a comeback!) before Christmas – and that means now! We aren't suggesting that you throw out your usual brands, but we are suggesting that at Christmas especially you may like to experiment and delve through our shelves to try one of our many unusual flavours. Such as our Olives&Oils deli range of Nicolas Vahé mustards, Garlic & Lemon or Fig & Balsamic, Thai Spice & Mango or Curry & Coconut mustards....and there others available within the range. Or you could try one of our range of Nicolas Vahé preserves such as White Wine & Pear, Fig & Walnut, Apple & Rosemary or Apricot & Garlic amongst others...

Which ever you prefer it makes for an interesting and exciting time to be settling down with the family, and doing some tasting- why not make it even more interesting and cover the labels with silver foil and do some blind tasting? After all, Christmas is to be enjoyed.

Have fun, and happy eating.

Olives&Oils

 

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