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Victoria Taylor Brining Blends at E.N. Olivier


Victoria Taylor at E.N. Olivier in Baltimore

Way back in September, we got really excited about E.N. Olivier—the brand new food boutique that specializes in flavored and artisanal olive oils and vinegars. Now that Thanksgiving is a scant few days away, we thought we should revisit this new local treasure to see how E.N. Olivier could help us create an amazing turkey. Predictably, they’ve got just the stuff in stock to help ensure that your bird will be unique, delicious, and memorable. If you’re dedicated to brining your turkey, be sure to swing by E.N. Olivier to pick up (at least) one of Victoria Taylor’s Brining Blends.

The "F" Word

I’m not the biggest fan of the word foodie. Yes, I’m pretty sure I am what people would call a foodie [hellouuu, I write a food blog and keep chickens] but I really just think of myself to be someone who really loves good food. Eating it, preparing, sharing it. 

Don’t get me wrong, I like foodie things. I shop at my local farmer’s market every Saturday. I’ve participated in a weekly CSA for years. If I had the chance to go to one of these amazing Outstanding in the Field dinners, I would go. I would run, actually.

One of my strongest food memories was made when I visited Dan Barber’s fabulous NYC restaurant Blue Hill several years ago — possibly the best meal I’ve ever had. Tons of courses, interesting and unique ingredients, amazing wine, the freshest of everthing. The folks from Blue Hill also run the Stone Barns Center, a wonderful farm in West Chester County where they raise everything from vegetables to livestock. It’s all about sustainability (ah, there’s that word…) and having the very freshest food possible. Love that. 

And…my taste in food varies — doesn’t yours? People who say they only eat this or would never eat that…that is so not me! One night, I might have a meal of local and organic stuff like roast chicken, bibb salad or maybe some homemade soup. Then, another time, I want something super simple (and greasy) like a grilled cheese sammie. And I must add, that to me, grilled cheese means just “normal” cheese, no fancy bread, with butter in the pan. Yum. 

Speaking of CSAs, did you know that Clementine has a meat CSA? Check it out! (I’m hoping to split a share with a friend.) 

Life’s short. Dig in. And don’t take yourself too seriously.