Blueberry Zucchini Bread

Posted on April 28, 2012 by Tommye Solem

This Blueberry Zucchini Bread is moist and delicious and healthy too!

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Candy Bar Cookies

Posted on February 21, 2012 by Tommye Solem

Candy Bar Cookies

Indulge without going over the top with these excellent candy bar cookies. 

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Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Cake

Posted on February 21, 2012 by Tommye Solem

Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Cake

Who doesn't like chocolate and buttermilk desserts? This easy dessert uses our Whole Fruit Blood Orange Extra Virgin Olive Oil. 

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Dark Chocolate Brownies with Dark Chocolate Tangerine Ganache

Posted on December 28, 2011 by Tommye Solem

Brownie Ingredients:

1/2 cup California Arbosana EVOO
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional) 

Brownie Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x9 inch baking pan. In a medium bowl, mix together the olive oil, sugar, and vanilla. Beat in eggs. Combine flour, cocoa baking powder, and salt; gradually stir into the egg mixture until well blended.  Stir in walnuts, if desired. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the brownie begins to pull away from edges of pan. Let cool on a wire rack before cutting into squares.

Ganache Ingredients:

9 ounces best quality bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons Tangerine Balsamic Vinegar
2" long strip tangerine zest
a pinch of kosher salt - optional 

Ganache Directions:

Place the chocolate into a medium bowl. Heat the cream, salt, and tangerine zest in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Bring just to a bare simmer, watching very carefully so does not boil out of pot and scorch. When the cream has come to a simmer, remove the zest, pour over the chopped chocolate, and whisk  until smooth. Stir in the Tangerine Balsamic. Allow the ganache to cool, looking for a spreadable consistency before frosting the brownies. Start at the center of the brownies and work outward.

Chocolate Persian Lime Coconut Truffles

Posted on December 22, 2011 by Tommye Solem


8 1/2oz. Dark Chocolate (semi-sweet, bittersweet or combo)
1/4 cup heavy cream
2 Tablespoons Persian Lime Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 Teaspoons Dark Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar
Cocoa powder, as needed
Limes, finely zested
Shredded coconut, as needed


Pour heavy cream in bowl over simmering water (double boiler). Turn off heat and stir in chocolate and EVOO. Once chocolate has melted remove bowl from double boiler and stir in balsamic vinegar. Refrigerate chocolate for 1 hour and return to room temperature for 1-2 hours. Put cocoa powder in a bowl and mix lime zest and coconut in another bowl. Scoop 1 tsp of chocolate and form into a ball. Roll balls into the different coatings. Store in refrigerator. (Makes about 45 truffles.)


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