"Sallie Rose left her home in North London and followed her adventurous heart to Greece. Arriving in the traditional mountain village of Doli, she purchased an exceptional plot of land overlooking the sea. As autumn approached she noticed the ancient trees scattered across the terraces, which were dripping with an abundance of fleshy black olives.
Walking along the old donkey path to the sea, she met a local shepherd tending to his flock of sheep. They formed an instant rapport and Takis offered to help her harvest her fruits. He arrived next day with his donkey and together they harvested 20 sacks of olives. The local Olive Oil Co-Operative converted them into pure Green Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
This is the story of how Doli Oil began and still continues . . ." ( from http://www.organic-olive-oil.co.uk/index.php)
I met Sally Rose a few weeks ago and bought some of her Olive oil.
I found it so delicious that it made me want to tell you about it!
To read more about how it's produced visit http://www.organic-olive-oil.co.uk/index.php
This oil is so full of flavour that it's delicious on its own.
As I wanted to create a recipe using this beautiful oil, I decided the best way was actually not to use too many ingredients and not do much to it to really let the taste of the oil come out!
I sometimes think it's so delicious to really taste the produce as it is, transforming it as little as possible and not mixing it too much with many other ingredients.
This way you can really taste the "finesse" of the ingredient in its purest state... bliss!
Sallie told me that when she cooks a dish she likes to add a few drops of oil at the end of cooking. It brings out flavors and gives creamyness to the dish.
As for me, I had it simply with sliced avocado and a broccoli and alfalfa sprout salad, all sprinkled with pink peppercorns, sea salt and Doli olive oil. A treat!!
Sallie sells her delicious oil to some of the top restaurants in London, Arbutus with Anthony Demetre is one of them.
Of course you don't need to be a michelin star chef to enjoy and buy Doli Olive oil!
You can order Doli olive oil online at http://www.organic-olive-oil.co.uk/index.php.