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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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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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Countdown to Christmas

Saturday, 5 December 2015 15:55:44 Europe/London

 

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