Recipes

Tara Bruner

Creamy Herbs de Provence Chicken

Nothing beats coming in from the cold to a warm and comforting meal. This is just the perfect dish. Savory and creamy combine in a hearty French classic chicken dish. Herbs de Provence Olive Oil is paired with our Apricot Balsamic, shallots, garlic, cream, and a bit of Dijon mustard for a delicious fall and winter meal. Serve with roasted potatoes, rice or pasta. 

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Tara Bruner

Gluten Free Cranberry Pear Ginger Bars

It's that time of year for cozying up on the couch with a hot cup of tea and some yummy holiday treats while watching fun holiday movies. And we have the perfect treat for that! A little bit of spice and a little bit of sweet create the perfect dessert or breakfast bar. And the great thing is, it's Gluten Free! The base is an almond flour and cassava flour mixture, which is my go to for baking. I love baking with almond flour, it seems to retain a little more moisture than other GF mixes plus it adds a...

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Savory Instant Pot Butternut Soup

Savory Instant Pot Butternut Soup

In my opinion, Butternut Squash Soup should go right up there with Pumpkin Spice Lattes when Fall hits. Nothing beats a warm, comforting soup for dinner when you walk in from the cold, blustery day. And this one, because it's Instant Pot, can be done in a flash! It also can be done conventional stove top too, just takes a little longer. One thing I've found is that the apple counts. I've tried it with Braeburns, Fujis, and Granny apples. It changes the flavor of the soup for sure! The Braeburns and Fujis give it a softer taste, sweet and...

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Tara Bruner
Election Wine

Election Wine

Its that wonderful time where we as Americans can exercise one of our most valuable rights - voting! No matter what side you vote for, the important thing is that you DO vote. And we decided to celebrate this at O&V. We have a special wine that even though it comes from Italy, its namesake has an extremely important role in the founding of American philosophy. The wine is 2015 Philip Toscana IGT Cabernet Sauvignon from Mazzei Estates.    Philip Mazzei was a physician, merchant, horticulturalist, viticulturalist, pamphleteer, political activist, linguist, diplomatic agent, historian, and royal adviser, according to www.mazzei.it...

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