Here’s to new beginnings!
After 10 years of moving around the country for my husband’s Cardiology training, we’ve finally settled down in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Cheers to new beginnings and adventures! To welcome us to our new home, we received an Olive Oil Lover’s Gift Set from Thoughtfully. What a perfect way to break into our new home with a staple pantry item that I use in all my cooking! What’s even better is that this is not just about olive oil, it’s everything you need to have the perfect tasting olive oil. It’s a new gifting experience for the modern home that’s more exciting than traditional gift baskets. Hint, hint for any other gift givers 😉
Here’s whats included:
- Ceramic Olive Oil Fusti
- Wooden Stand with a Wooden Spice Rack
- Spice Tubes: Basil, Oregano, Chili Flakes, Garlic, Rosemary and Thyme
- Two Funnels
- Two Ceramic Dipping Plates
- Three Glass Bottles w/ Cork Lids
Here’s how it works:
The cool thing about this is that it becomes a DIY project! You can basically mix and match any of the spices provided with your favorite olive oil and wait for the magic to happen. I made three different mixtures: 1) garlic and rosemary, 2) chili flakes and oregano, 3) basil, thyme and oregano. Then I added the olive oil and left them to stand for about one week. What happens after a week is all the flavor gets infused into the olive oil without any chemicals and artificial ingredients…just the magic that happens with dried herbs, spices and olive oil. And that’s when the dipping party starts! I ended up using the infused olive oils on the dipping plates to go along with a fun cheese board I made for some friends. I even used some of the infused olive oil to toast garlic rosemary bread. The possibilities are endless, especially if you’re an olive oil lover!
Here’s my 2 cents:
All in all, this foodie totally approves of the Thoughtfully gift boxes. It takes a lot to turn a house into a home. Thank you Thoughtfully for helping us create new memories in our new home with this fun foodie gift – a truly thoughtful gift that’s a curated adventure!
PS: This is not just for olive oil lovers. There’s something for everyone: the barbecue sauce savant, the tea time enthusiast, the coffee connoisseur, etc. etc. You get where I’m going…haha