Are you a Ranch dip and dressing lover? Me too! We often have customers ask us for an alternative to Ranch, and here it is. Try this as a dressing on a salad, dip for chips and all your vegetables like cucumber, carrots, broccoli, and a sauce for potatoes, chicken or whitefish.
By Nancy Crotti. Published in the Villager, Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Robust oils & vinegars from around the world are on tap at Olive Grove
Natalie Jaeger knew it wouldn’t be easy to land a new job when her husband was transferred to St. Paul from Chicago last year. Jaeger had been managing the conversion of old buildings to condominiums in downtown Chicago. Because the real estate market had soured, she decided to play off her love of cooking and tried to get a sales job with a food distributor. With no prior food business experience, her attempts fizzled.
“What an AWESOME store!!! Will be back soon!!”
Light & healthy salad that packs the flavor! The Tuscan Herb olive oil and Sicilian Lemon Balsamic vinegar take this salad to a new level!
Balsamic vinegar has become a standard in many households. This dressing is delicious on any type of salad.
Article by the Crystal Grobe, WCCO CBS. Updated: 5/25/2010.
Tucked away in a cute shopping center in Mendota Heights is The Olive Grove, owned by Chicago transplant, Natalie Jaeger.
The Olive Grove opened in October of last year, providing us food lovers with a reason to stock up on vinegars and olive oils.
“I just wanted to thank you for taking wonderful care of my mother’s order for her staff for Christmas.”
All you need is a few hearts of romaine, handfuls of crunchy homemade croutons, and several sprinklings of freshly grated Parmesan cheese-what a perfect salad! If you don’t want to use the raw egg yolks in the dressing, substitute 1/2 tbsp heavy cream and an additional tbsp of Parmesan cheese.
Eat hot or cold and you will love it! My favorite is using this dish as an appetizer for corn chips! But it’s great on pasta too!
(The Olive Grove’s modified version from April Bloomfield)