This is the time for giving thanks. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Milling is finishing. We have made great oils. The days are cooler. Family and friends gather to celebrate a uniquely American Holiday.
We always cook our turkey outside in the grill. The aroma of the coals and turkey enticing us to finish all the side dishes, and celebrate with a glass of Champagne. My Mother would always say “let me finish the gravy and then I can have a Martini”. I will raise a glass for her this Holiday.
Wine is poured. Blessings for the harvest are said, and we all have a grand time together.
Our table will be smaller this year, but not necessarily quieter. With one daughter working in Italy and the other in Australia in school, phone calls will suffice for the places at the table. All enjoying a table of gifts and celebrations.
Thanks to all the IL Fiorello staff new and old, all young at heart and thankful for jobs and good lives. Thanks to all our guests and supporters, without you IL Fiorello would be not nearly as much fun.
Celebrate and give thanks for new oil, and always look forward to spring, and a new crop of olives.
Here are suggestions from IL Fiorello for Holiday Extra Virgin Olive Oil and our Condiment pairings:
For a different type of appetizer, try a cheese like Pt Reyes Toma with our fabulous Lemon or Blackberry Mostarda and our Wine, Apple, and Pear Harvest Compote. Just delicious.
Turkey – use our robust Athena’s Blend at table to add a savory note.
Roasted and thyme-scented Butternut squash and Brussel sprouts with French Blend oil.
Mashed potatoes with a large well of luscious Leccino Oil.
Green Beans with pomegranate jewels drizzled with herbaceous Pendolino Oil.
Harvest Kurri squash and chocolate cake made with Mandarin oil.
Olio Nuovo, interesting pantry items, and Gift sets are now available for hostess and friend gifts.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.
Ann and Mark