A few weeks ago, I got a very special gift, a bottle of the most exquisite organic extra virgin olive oil from the ancient olive trees of Palestine.
I really couldn't get a photo that does the bottle or the oil justice, but you can see how golden and yet tinged with a hint of green the oil is. And the taste, frankly, I can't find the words to describe how delicious it is, earthy and rich are two adjectives that come to mind. The aroma, texture and taste are truly sensual.
This is a special olive oil... one that would be fantastic with a splash of good balsamic and some fresh, crusty baguettes. I was going to make a simple salad that I would normally add a sherry vinegar or apple cider vinegar dressing, but this time I let the oil dictate the dressing. I wanted nothing to overshadow it … Now I think I'm off to buy another baguette to do some dipping.