Grape Cruet for Oil and Vinegar

Grape Cruet for Oil and Vinegar

Archive for June, 2008

Grape Cruet Glass Decanter

Friday, June 20th, 2008

Grape Cruet

oil and vinegar grape cruet

Grape Cruet, a gift of an oil and vinegar glass cruet is the ideal selection for any occasion. Select one of several innovative styles of cruets and decanters for gourmet olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Oil and Vinegar Grape Cruet

The most exceptional of these styles are hand blown Bohemian glass cruets created with a glass within glass grape cluster design style. Imported from European glass manufacturers, and made from durable Simax glass.

Unique Hand Blown Glass Grape Cruet Gift Idea

Our grape cruet is an ideal gift choice for any gift giving occasion. Each grape cruet comes with closure corks individually boxed. All cruets featured on this site are made in accord with the Bohemian glass producing tradition. Witness the aesthetic value these unique cruets hold as well as the artistic skill required to make them. Cruets have originally been made from blown glass to hold condiments such as olive oil and vinegar for use in salads.

After the French introduced this elegant dining accoutrement, it dispersed quickly all over Europe. In countries that already used large amounts of olive oil and vinegar, such as Italy, it did not take long before cruets became an everyday item found on dining tables and in kitchens. Cruet designs have developed with the times without diverting from the themes of decor and purpose. Innovative and unique cruet designs have evolved in recent years. The most popular of these designs are hand blown glass cruets made into a grape cluster design.

Bronze Age artisans, from what is now the Republic of Czech, were the first to develop glass making. They started by making glass beads for necklaces and bracelets. During the Middle Ages the first drinking glasses were manufactured as well as stained glass and wall mosaics. In the late nineteenth and up through the twentieth century, Bohemia was the world’s center for glass production. This artistry is a more than one thousand years old, steeped in European tradition. It has been passed along from generation to generation. Today’s hand blown glassmakers take pride in making skillful works of glass art employing the same traditional craftsmanship.

The unique style of the grape cruet keeps olive oil and balsamic vinegar in the same glass container, without mixture, making for an interesting conversation piece on the table. The grape cruet has two separate glass vessels. The outer compartment holds olive oil and the inner vessel holds vinegar in the design of a grape cluster. Each grape cruet is separately hand blown with High quality glass by Euro craftsmen. To purchase the world’s finest oil and vinegar cruets visit Cruets.com.

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Oil and Vinegar Salad Dressing

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

Oil and Vinegar Ready To Pour In The Cruet

Olive Oil And Balsamic Vinegar Dressing

After a long winter, the appearance of an array of fresh and varied produce in farmers’ markets and stores may awaken your desire to create a crisp, fresh salad. The invigorating and fresh flavor of fresh spring greens and heirloom tomatoes deserve to be dressed with a delicious salad dressing to liven your taste buds.

Vinaigrette Balsamic

Salad vegetables can seem rather bland and boring if not dressed with a Balsamic vinaigrette or sauce to enhance their flavor. You can easily remedy this by creating a dressing that will complement each flavor and bring out the freshness and uniqueness of the produce you are using.

If made incorrectly, salad dressing can actually destroy the wonderful flavor of the fantastic fresh vegetables you are using, and, if the proportions of oil and vinegar are incorrect you may find that the whole dish is rather spoiled! It is not necessary to be a culinary expert to follow the few simple guidelines below to help you avoid the prospect of a disastrous salad.

To create the perfect salad dressing at home an emulsifier is needed, that is to say to create an emulsion. An emulsion is something that assists ingredients such as oil and vinegar to combine.

A good emulsifier can be found in the form of mustard. There are many different varieties of mustard, Pommery and American golden brown such as Gulden’s to name just two. French Dijon mustard is another variety that may be used but is sometimes eschewed because its flavor is too sharp. Other emulsifiers can be found in raw egg yolk, though the risk of salmonella may be a deterrent to some. If none of these appeal and fast and simple emulsion can be created by blending together oil, vinegar, herbs, olives or even soft cheeses, goat or feta cheese work very well. You may also consider including some citrus or soft fruit.

Oil and vinegar dressings are a healthy way to dress fresh green garden salads. A balsamic vinaigrette can always be used as a marinade as well.

Oil and Vinegar Dressings

Friday, June 20th, 2008

Oil and Vinegar Cruets

Oil and Vinegar offers a healthy alternative to salad dressings and toppings. With spring in mind, create delicious salad dressings to complement abundant fresh local produce.

Oil and Vinegar Dressings

With the advent of the season of spring, stores and markets will be displaying a vast array of fresh produce. This is a time to make best use of these seasonal fruits and vegetables and to address dietary needs. Fresh delicious salads and grilled fish, meat and poultry can be substituted for the type of cuisine normally enjoyed when the weather is cold. If your quest is to start and maintain a healthy diet there is no better way than to prepare salad dressings at home. By creating and preparing your own recipes as opposed to shop bought varieties you can ensure that there are no harmful ingredients invading your food and your fat and sodium intake can be easily controlled.

classic vinaigrette

Creating a dressing from your own recipe has many benefits and allows you to enjoy the flavors that you enjoy most and is a healthy way to use the ingredients that you prefer. Making a dressing for salad is simple and to start you on your way to creating your favorites try mastering a classic vinaigrette.

Italian chicken With Golden Sauce

Friday, June 27th, 2008

Italian Chicken With Golden Sauce Recipe

1 – 4 lb fryer cut into portion size pieces
one quarter cup butter
two tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
one half cup Chablis wine
one half cup lemon juice
four eggs, beaten
one half teaspoon salt
one quarter teaspoon pepper
one half teaspoon Accent seasoning

Dry chicken pieces with paper toweling. Place the butter and the olive oil in a skillet with a tightfitting cover. Sauté the chicken over low heat until it is golden brown. Turn heat down to simmer, cover and continue to cook for an additional 35 minutes.
Add the wine, cover and simmer an additional 10 minutes, or until the thickest pieces of the chicken can be pierced with a fork. Stir in lemon juice. Add the salt, pepper and Accent to the beaten eggs. Stir 4 tablespoons of the wine gravy from the skillet into the eggs, then add the eggs to the chicken in the skillet. Stir constantly; continue to cook over very low heat until the gravy has thickened. Remove from heat immediately. Makes six servings.

Variations:
serve with hot fluffy boiled rice
serve with thin cooked spaghetti
serve with plain boiled broccoli
serve with boiled green asparagus spears
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