Oh summer parties, you are romantically wonderful. Am I right? I’m right. Outdoor summer entertaining does not exist in Florida. I mean, you can have a pool party, sort of— but you’re always more than likely to have rain. So for us, our sometimes summer visits to Massachusetts are always guaranteed to be filled with dining outside— and it always leaves me lusting after Florida winter. For summer (and for life) enjoying meals together needs to be easy. There’s no point in stressing out over meals and feeling too anxious to enjoy them– trust me, I’ve done that too many times. Now we often stick to things like toast— and things on toast. I mean, you guys know I’m in love with all things on toast, I always have been– so for me (and for our friends and family) this always seems perfect. And best of all, it’s easy, and pretty good looking too 🙂



mixed olives quickly sautéed in olive & green lemon oil, lemon zest, grapefruit zest, and fresh rosemary.



When asked if we wanted to try out Oliviers &Co. I squealed with joy— we LOVE (LOVE) oil and vinegar around here. I joke that Alex and I could single handily keep the olive oil and vinegar industry alive— but you know, we almost probably could. Alex uses olive oil like it’s his job, and I would drench anything and everything in vinegar. We aren’t big splurgers around here, as you guys know— we stick to our basics, but really good cooking staples? They are part of our basics. To make any meal delicious, all you really need is delicious quality products— I swear on it. For us, finding O&Co (or them finding us) was like hitting the jackpot. (For you too, with a 300$ giveaway, haha!Can we say delicious party?)
Oliviers &Co works with  top artisanal producers to offer the worlds best olive oil. And they are involved in every step of the production process. From overseeing family farms throughout Europe, to the mills and bottling facilities, and ultimately to its boutiques – from grove to table, O&Co. is focused on maintaining the highest integrity in their products.
Oh, and I’m kind of obsessed with this ‘how to taste’ guide. It’s so fun– and would be blast to have a wine and olive oil night with friends to try to figure out smells and flavors. Right? I mean, we’re food nerds, but that sounds ridiculously fun and delicious.


Grilled Summer Fruit With Vegan Yogurt Dressing & Fig Balsamic Vinegar

you’ll need:
4 peaches
6 apricots
6 large figs
handful blueberries
mint leaves
1 cup plain coconut yogurt
1 tbsp honey
1 lemon zest and juice
oliviers &co organic persiani olive oil
oliviers &co fig balsamic vinegar

how to:
-coat peaches and apricots with olive oil
-sear on hot grill until fruit shows good marks and color
-remove and arrange on plate, tear figs open and lay on plate
-sprinkle with fresh blue berries and torn mint leaves
-in separate bowl, combine yogurt and lemon juice/zest
-drizzle over fruit
-finish with drizzle of fig balsamic vinegar and persiani olive oil



grilled fruit with fig balsamic vinegar
simple hummus, sprinkled with piment d’ espelette
green pea and mint pesto with lemon oil.
hand crushed tomatoes with reserve sherry vinegar
simple green salad with a wild poppy vinegarette 

wine, can’t forget wine.


All my travel posts are a bit out of order (I still have New Orleans photos to share), but regardless, this was such a nice easy day— and the best way to spend our first day in Massachusetts: sharing delicious food with friends and family. I’m looking forward to winter here in Florida and our next year summer party in New England 🙂

GIVEAWAY
Want your own amazing treats from Oliviers &Co? Well, O&Co is graciously offering one ohdeardrea reader the chance to win they’re very own 300$ delicious shopping spree.
TO ENTER: simply click HERE, enter your email address, pick out your favorite items and come back here telling us which items you would choose if you won! It’s that easy 🙂
Want a discount? Receive 10% off your first purchase at Oliviers &Co. when you enter the giveaway (with THIS link)!
*please note: don’t forget to leave your email address for us to contact you! &this giveaway is available for US readers only (sorry international friends!). This post was sponsored by Oliviers &Co. Thanks O &Co, you are delicious!

65 Comments

  1. Your summer party looks amazing and now I'm itching to have one! Oliviers & Co. offers very unique products! I would love to try the green lemon and mango oil or the wild poppy vinegar.

  2. I'd like to get the Zucchini & Goat Cheese Delice, Tangerine & Chili Jam, Risotto with Truffle, Garlic & Basil Linguine & Organic Liquid Hand Soap.

  3. Signed up & I would love to try the O&CO.'s Everyday Olive Oil & the Olive Wood Mortar & Pestle.

    Nicole.ddziedzic at gmail dot com

  4. i love a good olive oil! i would love the simple table cruet- classic table olive oil and vinegar elevated to another level!

  5. The Basil Red Wine Vinegar looks amazing!

    Sam @ SprayPaintandMascara.com

  6. It all looks so good! I'd definitely try the mint olive oil. And the green olive balsamic looks like it'd be delicious on my vegetarian food. I also love the cute jars and tins!

  7. I have the O&Co cooking olive oil and the basil oil and they are TO DIE FOR. I would love to try the aged balsamic, on tomatoes on toast 🙂 This is a stellar company (I adore their west village location on Bleeker), I would love to win!

  8. Okay, this is a seriously generous giveaway! I could go crazy at this store. Some things that caught my eye…sundried tomato & basil pesto (yum!) that beautiful wood olive cutting board (mine is so old and gross) the face cream looks lovely, truffle oil (because I've never cooked with it and it looks so fancy!) and the olive oil and vinegar set (because it's a must in life) Thank you so much for the chance!

  9. Since I'm nursing my daughter with multiple food allergies, I'll just say the olive oil.

  10. Definitely curious about the bergamot olive oil. I love the scent of bergamot and I'm so intrigued about how this might taste. That, and definitely olive oil soap. I can't get enough olive oil soap. Thanks for the chance!

  11. I'd love to drizzle the white truffle oil on all of my soups this winter 🙂

  12. There are so many amazing choices! Can I have it all? I think I would start with the Mandarin Oil and Pomegranate Meli Melo.

  13. i love love (good) olive oil and would love to try the GALIGA E VETRICE OLIVE OIL – GROVE MONTE or the ORGANIC LA CRAVENCO OLIVE OIL

  14. thanks for the giveaway! Being Greek, I could definitely burn through $300 JUST on olive oil, but I LOVE olive oil soap too- have you tried it? I'd love to experiment with one of their face creams 🙂

  15. Everything! 🙂 I particularly would love to try the Fig Balsamic Vinegar

  16. oh goodness, all the fancy condiments/oils/vinegars look amazing!
    I'd definitely invest in good olive oil, maybe some of that basil red wine vinegar and any and all things delicious!
    how generous!

  17. i wouldn't even know where to start! probably with the everyday olive oil, wild poppy vinegar and organic face cream.

  18. Oh. My. Goodness! So many delicious options–can I try them all? The ones that caught my eye immediately are the Olive and Chili Pepper Oil, as well as the Zucchini and Goat Cheese Delice. YUM! Thanks for the chance to win!

  19. The Oleura Olive Oil and the Wild Pepper Balsamic Condiment – I'm salivating!

  20. There are so many amazingly delicious things to chose from, it's a tough choice. I can't decide which I would try first, the black olive and sundried tomato tapenade, or the garlic & ginger sauce! Mmmmmmm 🙂

  21. I would try the chili pepper olive oil among other delicious sounding olive oils. Yum!

  22. The basil oil looks killer. ALL the tapinades, YUMM! The lip balm looks pretty nice too. Beautiful site and choices.

  23. The mayonnaise! I've been looking for one I could actually BUY (and not make) that I wouldn't feel guilty about!

  24. Olive oils, regular and basil plus some of their unusual vinegars. The artichoke and apricot with honey sounded intriguing. So many wonderful choices!

  25. mmm the wild poppy vinegar and all of the fruity condiments! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Hana
    herrodolly.blogspot.com

  26. Love this spread! If I won, I'd choose truffle oil, everyday olive oil, and basil and Parmesan pesto. I'd also pick up a few Christmas presents for friends!

  27. What a great opportunity! Due to allergies my daughter cannot eat dairy and eggs so she uses olive oil to make everything taste better. She loves to rank her olive oil tastings. She would choose olive oil and lemon. Thanks for the chance!

  28. I put vinegar on everything it seems. I want it all! But seriously, that wild poppy vinegar. WHAT?! Must have. And I will definitely be purchasing the basil red wine vinegar.

  29. Yum! The artichoke tapenade and balsamic vinegars look amazing!
    Your blog post photos are gorgeous! Makes me want to have a garden party 🙂