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Flavors of the Week, 11/28 0

We're highlighting some of our favorite pairings this week to give you ideas for gifts your friends and family will love.  Drop by the shop, try them out, and buy 2 sets...one for a gift and one for you!

-- Garlic EVOO and Hickory Dark Balsamic:  This is my absolute favorite pairing!  I use it for marinating steaks and pork.  It tastes incredible and makes your house smell wonderful.  You MUST try this combo.

-- Smokey Hickory EVOO and Pear White Balsamic:  This pairing beautifully compliments anything you plan on smoking or grilling.  Absolutely delicious.

-- Butter Infused EVOO and Bordeaux Cherry Dark Balsamic:  Reminds me of the cherry pies my grandmother used to bake.  They were one of my favorite treats.  Makes a great salad dressing and glaze for your holiday ham.

-- Basil Lemongrass EVOO and Raspberry Ginger White Balsamic Vinegar:  This flavorful pairing adds a touch of Asian flavors to salads, roasted veggies, poultry, and fish.  An EvilO favorite.

If you're looking for a specific pairing for a special gift or to highlight your holiday meals, stop by the shop.  We can help you find the perfect flavors.

 

Flavors of the Week 11/21/16 0

It's almost Thanksgiving, and we've picked some great flavors that will be perfect for your family meals this weekend.  These oils and vinegars will work with breakfast, Thanksgiving Dinner, tea time, and dessert.  Use them to elevate the inevitable leftovers that will fill your refrigerator after the festivities.

Basil Lemongrass EVOO and Raspberry Ginger White Balsamic Vinegar:  This combination adds a touch of Asian flavors to fish, shrimp, chicken, roasted veggies, or salads.  Also, try adding a couple drops of Raspberry Ginger to your tea for a delicious treat.

Butter Infused EVOO and Bordeaux Cherry Dark Balsamic Vinegar:  Combine 2 parts butter infused EVOO and 1 part Bordeaux cherry dark balsamic for an extraordinary syrup for pancakes, waffles, and French toast.  This combo is also great on steak and salads.

Sage and Onion EVOO and Garlic Cilantro Dark Balsamic Vinegar:  This unique pairing goes well with roasted veggies, especially portobello mushrooms and potatoes.  Add sage and onion EVOO to stuffing or mashed potatoes at your Thanksgiving dinner.

Garlic EVOO and Hickory Dark Balsamic:  If you are looking for a flavorful marinade, look no further.  This blend tastes incredible with steaks and pork.  Place a pork tenderloin in a crockpot, pour this combination over it, and cook on low for 4 hours.  Shred with a fork and serve on rolls with a little onion.  Delicious!

There's still time to drop by the shop and find the perfect combo for your holiday weekend.

 

 

Friday Favorites 9/23/16 0

SpaCon: Geeks unite! The annual event is being held this weekend downtown at the Hot Springs Convention Center. While you’re downtown, drop by EvilO….we want to see all the awesome cosplay characters!!
Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival: If you’re into scary movies, this event is for you. Held at the Historic Central Theater at 1008 Central Avenue. Come show us your costumes too. We can handle it!
Item of the week: Our item of the week is the Oil and Vinegar Sprayer with our Italian Lambrusco Red Wine Vinegar and Garlic Infused EVOO. We’ve previously discussed the sprayer, but we haven’t mentioned this oil and vinegar combination. Both Italian Lambrusco and Garlic EVOO are perennial best sellers, but when you mix them together, it is MAGIC. They are not only perfect for a salad, you’ll love them as a marinade for steak.


Enjoy your weekend!!!

Friday Favorites 9/2/16 0




It’s been a BIG week at EvilO. We received a HUGE shipment of delicious olive oils and balsamic vinegars, and we’re eager to share them with you. Here are some of our favorite things this Friday:

Old favorites, back in stock. We are thrilled that some of our favorite oils and vinegar are back. We’ve restocked the shelves with Tuscan Herb EVOO, Jalapeño EVOO, Garlic EVOO, Garlic Mushroom EVOO, Peach White Balsamic Vinegar, Bordeaux Cherry Balsamic Vinegar, and 25 Star Balsamic Vinegar. We also have a limited amount of Blueberry Dark Balsamic Vinegar. Hurry down to stock up on your favorites.

Labor Day Weekend. It’s time for the last big cookout of the summer. Some of our cookout favorites include:

Hot Springs Jazz Fest and Blues Fest. Make your way downtown to celebrate TWO music festivals this weekend.

The Spice Lab’s Bloody Mary Sea Salt. Perfect for Labor Day weekend brunches.

What are your favorites this Friday?

Get Your Grill On 0

Labor Day weekend is upon us, and EvilO has the ingredients you need for the best BBQ on the lake. Here are some suggestions for appetizers, grilling, salads, and even dessert.

Grilling

Try these unique and delicious combinations for both marinades and drizzling on your grilled dishes.
Garlic EVOO with Hickory Dark Balsamic Vinegar
Jalapeno EVOO and Pineapple White Balsamic Vinegar
Smoked Hickory EVOO with Pear White Balsamic Vinegar
Chipotle EVOO with Garlic Dark Balsamic Vinegar
Tuscan Herb EVOO with Italian Lambrusco Red Wine Vinegar
— Rosemary EVOO, Meyer Lemon EVOO with Garlic Dark Balsamic Vinegar
Garlic EVOO with Honey Ginger White Balsamic Vinegar

In addition, our 25 Star Dark Balsamic Vinegar tastes fantastic drizzled over grilled steaks.

Salad Dressings

It may be the beginning of September, but temperatures are still hot. If you plan on serving a salad at your holiday gathering, check out these tasty salad dressing ideas.

Garlic EVOO with Italian Lambrusco Red Wine Vinegar
Tuscan Herb EVOO with Garlic Dark Balsamic Vinegar
Basil EVOO with Strawberry White Balsamic Vinegar

Our Salad Sprayer makes dressing salads (and veggies) easy and convenient. They feature 2 chambers to keep your oil and vinegar separate. You control the percentage of oil to vinegar to spray on your salad. Choose from 100% oil or vinegar and anything in between.

Dessert

Yes!! Oil and vinegar compliment your desserts, too. From simple garnishes to baked goods, there is a decadent dessert idea for you.

Blood Orange EVOO compliments chocolate very well. In fact, it’s addictive. Use it in place of other oils or fats in your recipes for brownies, chocolate cake, or chocolate cupcakes. You’ll be hooked.
Blood Orange EVOO and Chocolate Dark Balsamic Vinegar drizzled over ice cream or cheesecake. Or, use it as a dipping sauce for angel food cake.
Coconut White Balsamic Vinegar and Pineapple White Balsamic Vinegar drizzled over ice cream, fruit, or cheesecake.

Snacks

Jalapeno EVOO or White Balsamic Vinegar, Garlic Cilantro EVOO or Dark Balsamic Vinegar taste great added to salsa, guacamole, or black beans.
Chipotle EVOO goes great with our Sassy Italian bread dipper.
— Pair Basil EVOO with Sassy Italian bread dipper and Fleur de Sel finishing salt.

​We’d love to help create the perfect combination for your Labor Day celebrations. Come down to the shop and sample all our oils and vinegars.

Why Us? 0

Why Us?

Why choose olive oils from EvilO? Besides the fantastic taste, the large selection of flavors, and the endless ways to enjoy our oils, we want assure you we offer only the high quality oils. From regional to naturally flavored to infused, all our oils meet the strictest standards. Here is a look at what makes our oils so special.

High Standards

Our supplier starts with the best quality, unrefined Extra Virgin Olive Oil. The oils are regionally grown in places such as Chile, Argentina, Italy, Spain, and Australia. Then, the International Olive Council certifies the quality of all the oils we carry in our store. Every lot is tested and certified as 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil by approved laboratories.

We carry the following unflavored, 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oils:
— Mission: From California, a smooth and velvety olive oil, great on chicken and pork.
— Picual: From Chile, bold flavor with a peppery finish.
— Umbria: From Italy, sweet with a bitter sensation, pairs well with Lambrusco red wine vinegar and hickory, garlic, or jalapeño balsamic vinegar.
— Tres Oliva: From Spain, olive oil from 3 different varieties of olives. Aromatic, ripe, and fruity. A true taste of olives.
— Barnea: From Australia. Has herbal notes and mild bitterness. Nicely balanced.

Naturally Flavored Olive Oils


High quality, extra-virgin olive oil is combined with natural concentrates and extracts to produce our delicious flavored oils. Our naturally flavored selections include:


Blood Orange: Features the taste of fresh oranges. Goes great with dark chocolate or in brownies.
-- Butter (EvilO Olio): Blends the taste of olives with butter. Perfect on popcorn or baked potatoes.
-- Meyer Lemon: Aromatic and light, this oil is perfect in salads, as a bread dipper, or drizzled over fresh hummus.
Persian Lime: Tastes crisp and fresh. Pairs well with pear balsamic vinegar as a salad dressing. Drizzle over fish.
— Sage and Onion: This oil is an excellent addition to mashed potatoes or stuffing.
Smoked Hickory: Imparts the flavors of cooking over an open fire. Mix with garlic balsamic vinegar for a chicken marinade. Also great added to a pot of beans. Pair with pineapple or pecan praline balsamic vinegars.
White Truffle: Has a slight garlicky and pepper flavor. Use it with white fish or shellfish. Also, it is good drizzled on pasta, risotto, egg dishes, or pizza.
— Black Truffle: Posses a more robust flavor than white truffle. Drizzle it over red meat. Just like white truffle, it also tastes great drizzled over pasta, risotto, egg dishes, or pizza.

Infused Olive Oils

Extra virgin olive oil is filtered without chemicals or heat to make pure olive oil. This removes any inherent or distinct flavors. Next, herbs, spices, or fruit are steeped in the oil for 6 to 8 weeks to produce olive oils with incredible flavor profiles. Choose from these infused oils:

Basil: The bright, fresh taste of basil is perfect in salad dressings, as a bread dipper, or on pasta. Pairs well with garlic or lemongrass mint balsamic vinegars.
-- Chipotle: An ideal balance of smoke and heat. Chipotle infused olive oil works well with grilled or smoked meats, as a bread dipper, or added to salsa.
Garlic: Fragrant and crisp garlic makes this a favorite choice. Pairs with hickory balsamic to make a memorable marinade for poultry and grilled veggies.
Habanero: This oil is no joke. It’s HOT! Combine with pineapple balsamic for a sweet and sassy marinade.
Jalapeno: Spicy and flavorful. Tastes great added to salsa or guacamole.
— Rosemary: Full of flavor and aroma. Drizzle on poultry or fish or use in salad dressings. Makes a great bread dipper.

Fused Olive Oils

These oils are a combination of infused and naturally flavored oils. This produces delectable flavors you will love! We offer the following selection:

Tuscan Herb: Bursting with the flavors of Tuscany! You’ll love this as a bread dipper or drizzled over chicken or pasta.
Garlic Cilantro: Makes a great accompaniment to Mexican dishes. Drizzle over tacos, fajitas, guacamole, or salsa.
Garlic Mushroom: An all-time favorite! We love to use it on chicken or grilled veggies. Also goes well with pasta or salad dressings.
Herbs de Provence: Features the flavors of Provence. Brush on rolls before baking, drizzle over grilled veggies or use in marinades and salad dressings.

Stop by today and taste the difference. We love to help customers discover the delights of high quality, true olive oil.