Posts by Willow Creek

The proof is in the TASTING

  The proof is in the TASTING Written by our own Alinda van Dyk – Brand Ambassador within the Western Cape   Lately, the QUALITY of Extra Virgin Olive Oil is more and more on the lips of the consumer, and I mean literally. This is because people are discovering that olive oil is not…

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Charl has thousands of healthy olive trees to share

Charl has thousands of healthy olive trees to share Charl van Sittert, the Farm Manager of Willow Creek Olive Estate, is up to his eyeballs in olive tree saplings. And he wants to share them.     Charl has fifty-six thousand saplings in his nursery ready for planting !!   Willow Creek Olive Estate is…

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Asparagus Panna Cotta with Pancetta & Smoked Trout

Asparagus Panna Cotta with Pancetta & Smoked Trout Panna Cotta is usually prepared as a dessert but this recipe calls for the savoury delicate flavours of Asparagus and lightly smoked Trout which pares wonderfully with the Cathedral Cellar Sauvignon Blanc. The acidity of the wine cuts through the creamy rich texture of this dish. The…

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Willow Creek wins global award for Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Our South African locally produced Extra Virgin Olive Oil has been awarded one of the most prestigious accolades in the global olive oil industry.   Willow Creek Olive Estate was awarded GOLD for their Estate Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) at the 2019 Terra Olivo Awards in Israel. This Estate Blend is a Medium…

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#FollowTheOlive to this weekend’s Nuy Valley Festival 2019

#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’…

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8 Health Benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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:…

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Savoury Cheesecake with Trout Tartare

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…

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Granny West’s Greek Lamb Recipe

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…

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Tuna Confit

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…

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Rosemary & Garlic Infused Squashed Potatoes

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…

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Mediterranean Vegetable Swirl

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…

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Grilled Lamb, Chunky Baba Ganoush & Roasted Chickpeas

Chunky Baba Ganoush with grilled lamb and roasted chickpeas Serves: 4 Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: +- 30 minutes Baba Ganoush: (Full recipe opens on Youtube) 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…

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Warm Spinach and Artichoke Dip

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…

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Flourless Olive Oil Chocolate Cake Infused with Naartjie and Chili

Flourless Olive Oil Chocolate Cake Infused with Naartjie and Chili INGREDIENTS 90 ml Willow Creek EVVO 125g good quality dark chocolate 125g sugar 125g almond meal or ground almonds (ground hazelnuts can also be used) 3 large room temperature eggs, separated Zest of 2-3 naartjies 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 3-5 rings of naartjie for garnish…

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Caramelised Onion and Willow Creek Black Olive Tart

Caramelised 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…

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