Posts by Willow Creek

#FollowTheOlive to this weekend’s Nuy Valley Festival 2019

  Don’t forget to indulge your taste buds with rare extra virgin olive oil when you visit the Willow Creek Olive Estate at the Nuy Valley Festival near Worcester this weekend. As a special treat for festival goers Willow Creek decided to decant a few bottles of their precious flagship Directors’ Reserve Extra Virgin Olive Oil, along with…

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8 Health Benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Extra virgin olive oil is recognised as one of the healthiest oils. From its antibacterial properties to its ability to remove makeup more thoroughly than your favourite beauty brand, it seems this miracle liquid can do it all.   Here are 8 health benefits of EVOO:   1. Healthy Fats Extra virgin olive oil has…

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Savoury Cheesecake with Trout Tartare

The combination of flavours and textures makes for a wonderfully fresh and interesting dish for late summer days. Serve the savoury cheesecake with local trout tartare, fresh figs and asparagus drizzled with Willow Creek Persian Lime Flavoured Olive Oil. It can be prepared well in advance. Created by Chef Mynhardt Joubert Serves: 6 to 8…

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Granny West’s Greek Lamb Recipe

Salute the holidays and kick-off 2019 with Granny West’s Greek Lamb Recipe. This dish needs to slow cook for hours, but with minimal hands-on-attention it’s perfect for entertaining! Ingredients: 3 onions peeled and sliced thickly 8-10 garlic cloves, peeled and quartered 2-3 rosemary sprigs 1 leg of lamb 2 tbsp Willow Creek Extra Virgin Olive…

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Tuna Confit

INGREDIENTS 350 ml Willow Creek EVVO 3 garlic cloves, peeled Lemon peel from 1 lemon 2 Bay leaves 3-5 sprigs of thyme 3-5 fennel fronds or 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds Pinch of chili flakes or a few small dried chilis 1 teaspoon of peppercorns 1 tablespoon salt 500 g fresh tuna cut into 5cm thick…

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Rosemary and Garlic Infused Squashed Potatoes

INGREDIENTS 200 ml Willow Creek EVVO 1 kg baby potatoes 2 sprigs of rosemary, stripped and the branches discarded 3-5 cloves garlic, peeled 5 strips of fresh lemon peel 1 teaspoon sea salt Freshly ground black pepper, to taste   METHOD Steam the potatoes until tender Blend the oil, herbs, lemon peel and seasoning When…

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Mediterranean Vegetable Swirl

INGREDIENTS 150 ml Willow Creek EVVO 2 large eggplants 1-2 large baby marrows 2 red peppers 3 cloves of garlic, peeled and sliced in half lengthwise 100 ml tomato purée 100 g of Feta cheese 1 egg, lightly beaten Salt and pepper to taste Chopped fresh parsley and basil for garnish (optional)   METHOD Preheat…

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Grilled Lamb, Chunky Baba Ganoush & Roasted Chickpeas

Serves: 4 Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: +- 30 minutes Ingredients Baba Ganoush: 2 medium aubergines, diced Willowcreek Extra Virgin Olive Oil Coarse Salt 2 Tbsp (30 ml) tahini 1 tsp (5 ml) smoked paprika 1 tsp (5 ml) ground cumin 1 – 2 garlic cloves, crushed zest and juice of ½ a lemon…

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Warm Spinach and Artichoke Dip

INGREDIENTS 120 ml Willow Creek EVVO 1 large clove of garlic 100g artichoke hearts 100g frozen spinach 200g ricotta or cream cheese 1 egg, beaten 50g Parmesan cheese, grated Zest from 1 lemon Salt and Pepper   METHOD Preheat the oven to 200 C Grate the garlic clove on a micro plane into the olive…

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Caramelized Onion and Olive Tart

INGREDIENTS   Olive oil short crust pastry dough: 175 ml Willow Creek EVOO 300 g Flour 5 ml Salt Pinch of dried Herbs de Provence 120 ml warm water   Filling: 100 ml Willow Creek EVVO 3 or 4 large onions 10 Anchovy fillets 30 ml tomato paste 16 black olives Fresh thyme for garnish…

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