During the Christmas break, we went to San Francisco. One of the things I wanted to see was the Ferry Building as it was describe as a “paradise for foodies”.
Over there, we were quickly drawn to the Stonehouse Olive Oil shop where you can taste a variety of olive oils and spices with fresh bread.
After tasting many- okay, we tasted all of them- spices and oils blends, I settled for the Napa Valley Spice Blend which is a blend of lemon peel, sun-dried tomatoes, rosemary, fennel and salt. Yum!
I was a little bit anxious about using this because I did not want to waste any. So, I waited until I couldn’t resist anymore and used it yesterday to bring some life and sun to some mashed sweet potatoes.
Bam! This blend is so refreshing because of the lemon peel and rosemary! It was a perfect match for sweet potatoes, and I think it would go great with roasted potatoes as well. I also want to try it on soups, in salads, on some avocado toasts, and maybe with some rice? I’ll really have to control myself and not pour this allover the place!
I served the sweet potatoes with some stir fried oyster mushrooms, shimeji mushrooms, tempeh bacon bits and chickpeas. The whole thing had a very forestry feel, while still being interesting and comforting. A success!
I still have one other product to test from Stonehouse, and I am really excited. Let me know if you have any favourite products from them, or if I should try any other spice blends.