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Peach Bruschetta with Basil Olive Oil

Peach Bruschetta with Basil Olive Oil
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  1. 6 or 7 ripe tomatoes (about 1 1/2 lbs)
  2. 2 cloves garlic, minced (about 2 teaspoons)
  3. 1 Tbsp Olivia's Basil Olive Oil
  4. 1 teaspoon Olivia's Peach White Balsamic
  5. 1 teaspoon kosher salt, more or less to taste
  6. 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, more or less to taste
  7. 1 baguette French bread or similar Italian bread
  8. 1/4 cup (60 ml) Olivia's Basil Olive Oil
  1. Bring 2 quarts of water to a boil.
  2. As the water is heating make shallow cuts in a cross pattern at the tip ends of the tomatoes (this will make the tomatoes easier to peel).
  3. Once the water is boiling, remove the pot from the heat.
  4. Put the tomatoes in the hot water and blanch for 1 minute.
  5. Remove with a slotted spoon and let sit until cool enough to handle.
  6. Then gently peel off the tomato skins. Cut out the stem base with a paring knife.
  7. Cut the tomatoes into halves or quarters and squeeze out most of the juices and seeds.
  8. Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C) with a rack in the top slot of the oven.
  9. Finely chop tomatoes, toss them with garlic, Basil Olive Oil, Peach Balsamic and salt and pepper.
  1. Use a bread knife to slice the baguette on the diagonal making half-inch thick slices.
  2. Brush one side of each slice with Basil Olive Oil (a pastry brush helps here) and place olive oil-side down on a baking sheet or roasting pan.
  3. The baguette slices will toast best in the top rack of your oven, so you may need to work in batches to toast them all.
  4. When the oven has reached 450°F (230°C) place the slices in the oven on the top rack and toast for 5 to 6 minutes until lightly browned around the edges.
  5. Serve toasted bread with tomato mixture: Arrange the toasted bread on a platter, olive oil side facing up (the olive oil will help create a temporary barrier keeping the bread from getting soggy from the chopped tomatoes).
  6. Use a spoon to gently top each toasted bread slice with some of the tomato mixture. If you top each slice individually, do it right before serving.
  7. Drizzle with Peach White Balsamic before serving.
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Summer Peach Balsamic Pizza

Summer Peach Balsamic Pizza
Serves 2
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  1. 1 batch pizza dough (use your favorite recipe, or use mine here)
  2. 1 cup Olivia's Peach White Balsamic
  3. 2 tablespoons Olivia's Bacon Olive Oil (Use Habanero Olive Oil to spice it up! Or non-flavored olive oil as well)
  4. 8 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced or grated
  5. 2 ounces soft goat cheese, crumbled
  6. 4 peaches, pitted and thinly sliced
  7. 1/2 cup coarsely chopped basil
  1. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F or as high as your oven will go. If you have a pizza stone, preheat the stone in the oven for at least 30 minutes to allow it to get thoroughly hot.
  2. Divide dough into tennis-ball sized pieces.
  3. Take one piece of dough and punch it down on a lightly floured surface.
  4. Roll the dough out into a circle approximately 1/4-inch thin.
  5. Place the pizza on a pizza peel or pan that has been generously coated with corn meal.
  6. Lightly brush with 1 tablespoon of Bacon Olive Oil.
  7. Top with mozzarella, goat cheese, and peach slices.
  8. Drizzle the pizza with Peach White Balsamic.
  9. Repeat for remaining pizzas.
  10. Place the pizza in the oven-directly on the pizza stone, if using one, or on the oven rack.
  11. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until pizza crust is golden and cheese is melted.
  12. Remove from oven and top with basil and drizzle with peach white balsamic.
  13. Cut into slices and serve.
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Spicy Grilled Pork Chops with Balsamic Peaches

Spicy Grilled Pork Chops with Balsamic Peaches
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  1. 2 thick cut, bone-in pork chops
  2. 2 cups apple cider
  3. 2 cups water
  4. ½ cup granulated sugar
  5. ⅓ cup kosher salt
  6. 2 sprigs rosemary
  7. 2 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  8. 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  9. Olivia's Habanero Olive Oil
  10. kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
For the grilled peach salsa
  1. 2 peaches, pitted and halved
  2. 2 tablespoons Habanero Olive Oil, divided
  3. 3 teaspoons granulated sugar, divided
  4. ½ cup slivered red onion
  5. 3 teaspoons Olivia's Peach White Balsamic
  6. 1½ teaspoons Vietnamese chili garlic sauce
  7. Kosher salt
  8. fresh basil leaves
  1. Rinse the pork chops, pat dry and place in a freezer bag.
  2. Bring the apple cider, water, ½ cup sugar and ⅓ cup kosher salt to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir until sugar and salt dissolves.
  3. Remove from heat and add a few ice cubes to cool the brine.
  4. Allow to cool completely then add to the freezer bags with the pork chops along with the rosemary sprigs, garlic cloves and black peppercorns.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours up to overnight.
  6. Remove the pork chops from the brine and discard the brine.
  7. Pat the pork dry with a paper towel and lightly brush with olive oil and season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  8. Preheat one side of the grill to high and one side to low.
  9. Brown the chops for about 5 minutes or until nice grill marks develop and then turn to the other side and cook for another 5 minutes. Turn the chops over and move them to the low-heat part of the grill.
  10. Cook for another 10-12 minutes or until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 155 degrees in the thickest part of the chop.
  11. Transfer to a platter and tent with aluminum foil for about 5 minutes and chops reach 160 degrees.
  12. While pork chops are cooking on the low temperature side of the grill, lightly coat the peach halves on the fleshy side of the fruit with 1 tablespoon of Habanero Olive Oil and sprinkle with 2 teaspoons of the sugar.
  13. Grill the peaches flesh side down on the high temperature side of the grill for about 4-5 minutes on each side. Transfer to a cutting board and cut into slices.
  14. Mix the red onions with the remaining tablespoon of habanero olive oil, peach white balsamic, chili garlic sauce, 1 teaspoon sugar and a pinch of kosher salt. Add the sliced peaches to the red onions and gently mix.
  15. Top the pork chops with the peaches and onion mix and garnish with torn basil leaves.
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