February 07, 2023

A Community: Downtown Auburn

A wonderful community supporting local businesses.  We welcome both visitors and newcomers to the community to shop and experience our store and our neighbors.  (click the picture for Auburn businesses & then our logo for information about our shop)

January 25, 2023



Shipping Special EXTEND!

Both locations are OPEN!! For those that do not want to venture out, or want to save on shipping! Here is a special for YOU! Purchase an on-line order of $65 or more and receive FREE shipping! Please note: EXCLUDES LG BOTTLES.   use code SNOWGLOBE at check out.  

 Ends 1/27/23 11:59 pm

November 11, 2022

Doing the planning now to be Home for the Holidays!

2022 Gourmet Gift Guide

Thank you for considering our gift selections.  Customization of flavor, size and accessories, can personalize a gift to your recipient.  Our helpful and knowledgeable staff can assist in customizing a gift: Please allow twenty-four hours to two weeks advance notice, based on size of the order.  Please contact us for a price quote.  260.436.3866 

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February 16, 2021

Snow Day FREE shipping with $75 purchase

Snow DAY!  2021

Order $75 worth of product on our website and we will ship for FREE!  Today and tomorrow ONLY.  

use CODE:  SNOWDAY21  at check out

expires 2/17/21 

October 08, 2020

2020 Olive Twist Gift Guide

We are excited for the items we are offering in store this holiday season.  Please come shop either location to view and purchase items.  

Enjoy shopping at your finger tips! Follow the link to view the Flipbook.



Note:  some items are only available in store.  If interested please contact us at 260-436-3866

October 05, 2020

Cheers to 10 Years! Anniversary Celebration -- All October long!

A special thanks to our wonderful customers, the business that use or promote our products, local chefs, healthcare providers, and most of all, all the wonderful home cooks.  We cannot thank you enough for your support over the years.

To celebrate our ten-year anniversary, we have many things happening the month of October.   Beginning Monday, October 5, 2020


Savings on Purchases
Golden Ticket Prizes in Craft Chocolate bars
Limited Edition Balsamic Vinegar
Weekly Samples
Grand-Prize Give-a-Way
Scratch & Save: we will have Scratch and Save tickets at the register.  Once scratch you will receive 5%, 10%, 15% or 20% off that day's purchases.  Note:  not to be combined with bottle returns, or other discounts.
Second Chance Drawing:  Flip the Scratch & Save over, and complete your entry for the GRAND PRIZE, valued over $1,000!
Golden Tickets:  We are excited to announce three new dark chocolate bars that contain our vinegar and oils.  Ethereal Craft Chocolate bars flavors in French Vanilla, & Salted Almond Olive Oil Ganache, Blood Orange :& Vanilla Bean Olive Oil Ganache, and Red Raspberry & Vanilla Bean Olive Oil Ganache.  The bars may be purchased at either location.  Some lucky persons will find a random Golden Ticket.  The Golden Tickets will be gift certificates to businesses that use or promote our products:
Auburn Brewing Company
Auburn Deli
Auburn Fresh Food Hub
Kaiser's Food Center
Sweetwater's Beatdown Cafe
Ted's Market
The Mean Bean
We are excited to share this limited edition unique blend of Tiramisu Balsamic Vinegar.  A highlight to any dessert, ice cream, berries, or a unique pasta dish.   This limited edition is a first come, first served item.  Once it is gone, it is gone!  Available only in 200 mL size for $29.99.  A portion of the sales from this 10 year Anniversary item will be given to Cancer Services in honor of our sister that passed 10 years ago.  
The Olive Twist is highlighting our business partnerships during our month-long Anniversary Celebration!  For each Friday and Saturday of the month of October (starting Oct 9), we will highlight in-store the local eateries that uses our products.  We are excited to share our product in their creations:

Friday, October 9 &
Saturday Oct 10

Friday, October 16 and
Saturday, October 17

Friday, October 23 and
Saturday, October 24

Friday, October 30 and
Saturday, October 31 

Come Celebrate with us!

August 12, 2020

Garden Bounty

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November The Twist Newsletter 2018

Check out these made over Left-overs!


November 14, 2018

Stuffing vs Dressing

I'll be honest, we've never had this debate at our holiday gatherings.  Our debate is usually centered around if deviled eggs should have relish in them -- but that is for another time! 

When I started thinking of Thanksgiving fixings, specifically dressing, I found all sorts of different dressings, er, stuffings!  So I had to dig a little deeper, is there really a difference? 

My findings:  similar ingredients, different process.  Dressing is a prepared side dish, whereas stuffing is crammed in the turkey cavity.  (there is some mention to locale: sort of like the soda and pop debate)  The ingredients do vary a little.  Bread is the by far the most common ingredient, followed by celery and onion, and a plethora of herbs.  But as you will see below, some cooks include meat, seafood, and even rice!  

Whether you call it  dressing or stuffing at your festivities, we hope you enjoy the following twists!  (our personal favorite is of course Mom Hollinger's)  


Lemon and Sage Dressing
up to 1/4 c Butter Olive Oil
up to 1/4 c Wild Mushroom and Sage Olive Oil
1 c sliced celery
1/2 c sliced green onions
1/2 c shredded carrot
8 c unseasoned stuffing cubes
1/2 tsp grated lemon peel
1/2 tsp dried sage
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 1/4 c ready to serve chicken broth

Saute celery, onions, and carrots in butter olive oil.  Prepare casserole dish with a little Mushroom and Sage olive oil.  Place blended stuffing cubes, lemon peel and seasonings.  Combine sauteed items with stuffing mixture.  Pour chicken broth over top.  Drizzle Oils over top.  Bake covered in 350º oven for 30 minutes.  Uncover and bake additional 15-20 minutes.

TWIST:  Can sub Wild mushroom & Sage oil for Lemon Olive oil. 

Gingered Rice Stuffing
2 c chopped celery
1 medium onion chopped
2 tsp grated fresh  ginger root
up to 1/2 c Butter Olive Oil
2 c cooked rice
1 can sliced water chestnuts, drained
1/3 c unseasoned dry bread crumbs

In medium skillet, cook and stir celery, onion and ginger root in oil, until tender.

In medium mixing bowl, combine vegetable mixture and remaining ingredients; mix well.

In greased casserole, bake stuffing covered at 350º for 30 minutes uncover and bake additional 15 - 20 minutes.

TWIST:  Add Honey Ginger Balsamic vinegar on top of the dressing before baking.


Corn Bread Stuffing
5 slices bacon
3 T Butter Olive Oil
1 small chopped onion
1/3 c chopped celery
1 1/2 sliced mushrooms
4 c cornbread stuffing mix
1/3 c snipped parsley
1 c stock
1 egg, beaten

In medium skillet, fry bacon until crisp.  Remove bacon, drain, crumble; set aside.

Over medium heat add olive oil to bacon drippings.  Add onion and celery.  Cook and stir in 3 minutes.  Add mushrooms.  Cook and stir until vegetables are just tender, about 2 minutes.  Remove from heat.  In medium mixing bowl, combine cornbread stuffing mix, parsley, reserved crumbled bacon and vegetable mixture.  Mix well.  Add broth and egg.  Mix well.  In greased casserole, bake stuffing covered at 350º for 30 minutes.  Uncover and bake 15-25 longer.


Spicy Sausage Dressing
up to 1/4 c Butter Olive Oil
5 c cubed French bread
1/2 lb spicy pork sausage
1 Small chopped onion
1/3 c thinly sliced celery
1 medium apple, cored and chopped
1/2 c chopped pecans or walnuts
1/3 c stock

In skillet, heat olive oil, add bread, stirring to coat.  Cook and stir over medium heat until bread cubes are lightly toasted, adding oil as needed.  Transfer cubes to mixing bowl.  Set aside.

In same skillet, cook sausage and crumble.  Add onion, celery.  Cook and stir until vegetables are tender and pork is cooked through.  Add sausage mixture to bread.  Add apple and pecans.  Mix well. Add stock; mix.

In greased casserole, bake covered at 350º for 30 minutes.  Uncover for additional browning.

TWIST:  Use Roasted Onion and Cilantro or Chipotle oil.  As an alternative serving option: Scoop out an apple and serve the cooked dressing in it.

Mom Hollinger's Dressing
This is the staple recipe at our Thanksgiving dinner.  The kids (including the ADULT "kids") might revolt, if we change it up too much!  But hands down, this makes the best day after breakfast!!! And yes we bring our own containers, and grab our portion and hide it in the fridge, so we can have it the next day.  This version is very moist in comparison to the other options.

1 loaf of white bread, torn and dried 24 hours; bag and seal
1 onion chopped
2 stalks chopped celery
2 can creamed soup: chicken, mushroom or celery
2 T Wild mushroom and sage olive oil
1 tsp chicken parsley base
small can oysters (optional)
turkey bits (optional)

Bread prep:  tear one loaf of choice of bread into bite sized bits, and air dry for at least 24 hours.  This can be done weeks in advance and frozen. 

Bring 4 c water with onion and celery to a boil  until just tender (add optional turkey, too); add  creamed soups, and  olive oil; blend.  Put bread in large bowl,  pour soup mixture over bread; cover and let sit 5 minutes.   Then, toss with fork and place in greased casserole.  If using the oysters, chop them and bring 1 c water in a separate pan, combine liquid and oyster with bread.  Reducing the starting water from  4 c  to 3 cups.  Place casserole uncovered in 350º oven for 45 - 60 minutes.  If it is too moist, add additional time--but remember as it cools, it will firm up.

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