Welcome back to John and Elana's Foodie Gift Guide! We are working hard to bring you fun, functional and fantastic foodie gifts for the holiday season. Well, I am anyway. I asked John for suggestions...twice. Radio silence, people! Can I get some good help?
Speaking of good help, the lovely people of Colavita are here for just that purpose. They are offering our readers a DISCOUNT CODE for 25% off purchases on their online store. 25% - that is pretty substantial. It's valid through 1/31/2013, too.
Here is the code: JAE25
But what to buy? There are a lot of great products on their site, and I personally do use Colavita olive oils in my cooking. I recently tried out the garlic infused variety for a little fun, and was pleased with the mild garlic flavor. I made some marinated olives with it.
Why would you want to marinate an olive? For FLAVA! MAD flava. Oh yes, it's true. Mad flava for your holiday appetizers and cheese boards. Look how nice:
I first posted about this recipe here. You would just substitute the regular olive oil for Colavita's Roasted Garlic Extra Virgin Olive Oil variety.
Now, let's get back to the guide above. I update this guide on Pinterest all the time, and you can check that out here.
1. The Colavita Roasted Garlie Olive Oils! These guys will step up your game.
2. California Olive Oil Roasted Almonds from Gilt Taste. I'm slightly obsessed with Gilt Taste. These little gems will be a nice complement to the marinated olives listed above. Or gift them up and deliver them to the hostess of your next holiday party. You'd be nuts not to...
3. Colavita Extra Virgin Olive oil in nifty packaging! Decorative vessels help, I don't care what you say.
4. Kiss My Face Olive Oil Soap. You eat it, dip your bread in it, now wash yourself with it. This soap is all natural, very mild and ultra moisturizing. Don't be surprised if people start dipping their bread into you...
5. Olive Wood Cutting Board from West Elm. These things are so pretty. The variations in the wood tone really warm up a table if you're using it for display, but the wood is very hardy so they're also practically indestructible. Great for cooks like me who "accidentally" like to throw things around the kitchen...
Finally, don't forget about our discount code for Brooklyn Slate, listed here.
Now get gifting!