A Toast for Olive You and a Cucumber Shot to Boot!

by Mary Papoulias-Platis

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We have great news! This week we have been awarded the Dan Poynter Global E-Book Gold Award for our new book, “Cooking Techniques with Olive Oil”. Β For the past several months we have been waiting to hear whether we placed or not. This award was the biggest surprise to both of us! Now, we have this handsome sticker we can be proud to place on our eBook cover. We want to thank Dan Poynter and his staff for this great honor.


So, here’s a toast to you for being such loyal fans!

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A Cucumber-Anaheim Chile Olive Oil Shot!

2 cups coarsely chopped cucumber
1 large Anahiem chile, finely chopped
2/3 cup water
1/2 teaspoon dill
1/4 teaspoon salt
1- 1 1/2 teaspoon sherry wine vinegar
Process in a blender and strain.
Place in shot glasses and add a layer of extra-virgin olive oil on top.
Makes 1 cup – good for 6 shots

Drink up!


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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Laura @ Family Spice

Salut, my friend!

2 Betty Fowler

Congratulations, my friend! What a proud addition to your list of accomplishments. You are making the world a healthier and tastier place to live! πŸ™‚

3 Dorothy at ShockinglyDelicious

Wonderful news! Congratulations!

4 Eri

Congratulations Mary!

5 Virginia Kallins

Congratultions Mary, well deserved, you do an amazing job on your

6 Eha

Warm congratulations! If I may, I’ll raise a glass of dry cold white to your wonderful success first and foremost . . . then I’ll most decidedly ‘make the shot’ πŸ™‚ !

7 Mary Papoulias-Platis

Thank-you Eha! Let me know how you like it!

8 Mary Papoulias-Platis

Ahhhh…thank-you! It was so nice seeing you today at the baptism! That’s a great compliment coming from one amazing cook!

9 Mary Papoulias-Platis

Thanks for the compliment! It’s a great subject to write about…right?

10 Mary Papoulias-Platis

Thanks Dorothy,
What a surprise for Laura and I! Starting to get ready to go to print soon…

11 Mary Papoulias-Platis

Betty, thanks from a wonderful friend! We’re both authors now- Go Highlanders!!

12 Mary Papoulias-Platis

You’re the best to drink with…

13 Jeanne @JollyTomato

So exciting – and very well deserved! Congrats!!!

14 Mary Papoulias-Platis

Thanks Jeanne! Hopefully you’ll taste some of our goodies soon!

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