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A Day to Celebrate.

Today, (well, actually a combination of tomorrow and yesterday) is officially the one year anniversary of Love and Olive Oil. Way back on Valentine’s day of 2007, I got the wild idea to start a food blog. Inspired by our continuous search for recipes, and my newly acquired slr camera and macro lens, I sat...

Rustic Winter Minestrone Soup

It snowed yesterday. A rarity here in Tennessee, but we were pissed. Upset? Why? It’s just snow? Well, we grew up in the snow – 18 years of winters running from September through May. I’ve had one too many June snowstorms for my liking. So we left. Our 4 years in California was a safe...

Tuna & Artichoke Panini on Homemade Fennel Focaccia

Our panini maker has had a nice hiatus, but last night we brought it back into play. This recipe is what you call “winging-it”, a jumble of what was left in the cupboard at the time, and for once, I actually wrote it down as I went along. Maybe I knew it was destined to...

These are Not Cheesesticks.

They might look like cheesesticks, but you’d be quite wrong if you assumed that’s what they were. Nope. These babies were made in response to a few comments on our coconut shrimp post a few weeks back. Why not try the same thing with tofu? Hey, now there’s an idea! Taylor’s given you his Kick...

Red Lentil Soup

I’ve never been a soup fan. But some days, especially in the middle of January, that’s all I want: a nice, steaming bowl of soup. While I’d love to indulge in some cheesy creamy soup, I know that my stomach would kill me. I have learned, in my just over a year of cream-lessness, that...

Grown Up Hot Chocolate with Amaretto

Also known as, Chocolate Grog. Grog? Yes, as you’re basically drinking a liquid candy bar with a shot of amaretto. Thick. Very thick. Grog just sounds like the best word to describe it. But boy is it good. I found this recipe while browsing the blogosphere the other night… this recipe came from Slashfood. I...