Oil And Paws
Posted by terrepruitt on August 15, 2015
Sometimes it is nice to have a nice flavored oil to do the job instead of putting in all the seasonings and spices yourself. I decided to cook some kale tonight. To me, kale is one of those veggies that can really stand up to a lot of seasoning. it needs strong flavors because it is a strong flavor. I was trying to think of something different to cook the kate with, plus it was late, I was tired, so I wanted something fast. Then I remembered a bottle of olive oil I received as a gift. I had used it before on something . . . I forgot what, but I did remember we loved the flavor. So I pulled it out and used it to sautee the kale.
It is Big Paw’s Pizzeria Savory Dipper – Dressing – Marinade. It is olive oil with a mix of garlic oil, rosemary oil, herbs, and sea salt. And it taste like pizza! I love Big Paw’s products. They have a Mission Fig Balsamic that is good enough to drink. I haven’t gotten it in a long time. But there was a time when it was a staple in my cupboard. Now that I am talking about it, I think I should invest in some. They also have a really yummy peach balsamic!
Another oil that I love to use is Consorzio’s Meyer Lemon Olive Oil. I am not a big fan of lemon flavor, but this add just the right amount. I sometimes sautee vegetables with this, but my favorite use for it is to put it in the rice cooker when making rice. It adds the PERFECT amount of flavor.
Oh, and I just remembered . . . speaking of BIG paws . . . have you seen this? (The picture below) This AMAZED me. I knew bear paws were big. I know that they are as big as a human head and combined with their strength bears can be very dangerous. I know all that. But seeing this woman holding this bear paw . . . . wow. I stared at this photo for a long time. It is amazing. I also stare at photos of people next to lion’s heads and or paws. Their noses are usually the size of half a person’s face. Just so big. This paw just floors me. And then I look at the claws. Look, they are longer than the woman’s nose! Whew. Just amazes me.Update: July 05, 2016 – someone commented on this post with a link to a picture with information as to the true nature of the photo. I did more research and did find a few sites that confirmed the information. I even found one site that claimed to have received an e-mail from the sister of the person who killed the bear. So, the picture of the woman posing with the trophy-that-once-was-an-animal is no longer available on this site. I only posted it because I believed the caption that was attached to it (it stated the animal was sedated). It has been replaced with a big hairy paw!
Oh yeah, back to oil . . . . do you have a favorite flavored oil that you cook with? Do you have one you like to put on your salad? Or use as a dipping oil? Or one that you use as a marinade?
I would like to note that I don’t know “West Coast Native News”. One of my friends posted this or commented on it so it showed up on my newsfeed on Facebook. I didn’t look at West Coast’s page, but this is their picture or it’s @sasagronomy’s picture and I want to keep the information regarding the picture with the picture. This is not a trophy picture! Update: July 05, 2016 – Turns out it was a trophy picture, it is no longer available on this site.