Mothers Day Gift, a cruet that pleases everyone. Making your own home dressing is a great skill to have.
You can make your own vinaigrette out of every day items in your pantry. More importantly, it is much more economical that constantly buying bottled dressings.
When making a vinaigrette, you will always mix 3 parts olive oil to 1 part vinegar. However, if you are substituting a lesser amount of lemon juice for the vinegar, you will have to adjust your level of olive oil at the same ratio. Since you are going to be tasting the olive oil directly, you will want to make sure you use the best available.
Making vinaigrette is a two handed job – one to whisk and one to add the oil.
During the process, you need to make sure that the bowl stays stationary. You can either used a towel (moisten it and wrap it around perimeter of bowl) or if you have one, a rubber bottomed bowl. You will need something that has traction on the counter.
The first thing you are going to do is add a bit of salt to the vinegar and let it dissolve. You can add it later but vinegar allows the salt to dissolve more readily that it will once you have added the oil. Put in a dollop of Dijon, this will serve as your emulsifier for the oil and vinegar. Whisk until mustard is combined then you will gradually fold in the olive oil, pouring it in a slow steady stream as you constantly whisk. Continue the process until the dressing has emulsified completely. Taste, if you wish you may add additional salt and pepper at this time to get the proper flavor. Read more recipes.
This is only a basic vinaigrette, you can play with it by using different infused oils or flavored vinegars (i.e. champagne, cider)
You can also add things like citrus, herbs, garlic and shallots. This dressing can be used for pasta salad, drizzled over veggies, tossed with your greens or as a marinade for meats and fish.
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An oil and vinegar gourmet set makes a wonderful gift for any occasion. Popular for Mother’s Day, housewarming and anniversary gifts. The Gourmet Gift set comes with imported olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar from Modena Italy.
Cold pressed gourmet olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar add a healthy flourish to salads, pastas, and Italian cuisine. Perfect pantry additions for every cook.
- Italian Masserrie di Sant’Eramo Virgin Olive Oil 8.5 fl oz.
- Italian Masserrie di Sant’Eramo Balsamic Vinegar 8.5 fl oz.
- An exquisite crystal European hand blown Grape design Cruet Give a holiday gift of a gourmet oil and vinegar. Imported Italian gourmet Extra Virgin Olive Oil and aged Balsamic Vinegar ( aceto balsamico) from Modena. Includes the glass oil and vinegar cruet for table decanter.
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Cruet set, handblown glass cruets from Europe. Non drip Glass cruets are made for easy oil and vinegar drizzling over any dish. Drizzle olive oil and vinegar in salads, or try as a condiment over tossed pasta, grilled vegetables, fresh greens, and roasted meats. Drizzle oil and vinegar flavor while cooking or serving. Drizzle red raspberry wine vinegar or cold pressed gourmet olive oil, these drizzle cruets dispense with fine condiments with perfection.
A cruet set is the perfect unique gift idea for birthdays, anniversaries, and Christmas gifts.
Each drizzle cruet holds 6 fl oz. Glass cruets are dishwasher safe.
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Grape Cruet from Europe, hand blown glass-within-glass decanter design. Grape cluster designed oil and vinegar cruet. Each grape cruet is hand-crafted to showcase both oil and vinegar in a clear glass decanter. Beautiful when filled with oil and vinegar. Inner glass vessel magnifies after filling of oil and vinegar.
The grape cruet is our most popular oil and vinegar cruet. It is designed to fit easily in one hand for dispensing oil and vinegar. Used on the tables of fine Italian restaurants throughout the USA.
Hand made in Europe of technical grade glass. Each grape cruet comes with two bartop corks and is shipped double boxed.
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