So Good and So Funny

Today my family had spaghetti, ground beef and something I first tasted at one of Gustiamo’s tastings in December: Pumpkin in Extra Virgin Olive Oil by Maida Farm.

We were about to eat when my dad decided that we should try something from Gustiamo (Well, it was my idea but he was the one who went to the kitchen to get the product). He came back with the Pumpkin in Extra Virgin Olive Oil by Maida Farm.

Now, if you ever got a jar of Pumpkin in Extra Virgin Olive Oil by Maida Farm or anything by Maida Farm in a jar you would know that it is sealed tight. One has to first open the top and then push up the plastic slowly while covering the top so that the oil would not splatter all over the place.

Well, my dad brought the jar to the table and when my sister and I tried to instruct him on how to open it, he let our directions go to the wind.

Little to say, he took a fork and just shoved it into the plastic which made olive oil splatter everywhere.

My sister and I couldn’t stop laughing. There was oil everywhere.

When he came back to the table, we sat there smiling.

This stuff is good! He said. While giving everyone a good portion.

Since it did splatter on him, he got to taste it first.

Hum…It’s s pumpkin in olive oil. It’s like the oil is used as a preservative.

And good it is, it is  seasoned with wine vinegar, garlic, oregano, parsley and chili peppers. Spicy but not too spicy. It was the perfect topping to our meal.

Go Gustiamo!

(Pictured is Me and Laura at one of Gustiamo’s tastings taking place at Il Cantuccio. It was the first time I tasted  Pumpkin in Extra Virgin Olive Oil by Maida Farm)

2 thoughts on “So Good and So Funny

  1. Hi Lilly,

    I agree with you, all Maida products are great. I am trying to try them all (by and by), and so far I never had anything from them that I didn’t like.

    I would like to thank you for the recipe idea. I have just received some pumkin sott’olio, but haven’t tried it yet, and to be honest, I would not have thought of using it with pasta. But now I will!

    Oh, and yes, you are right, the olive oil is just what you thought, the preservative. It locks all oxygene out when it covers the product, that is how it works. Completely naturual, and delicious, too! Make sure to use also the left over oil once the pumkin is used or eaten!

  2. Hi Lucy,
    The thought of me giving someone an recipe makes me smile.
    Make sure you try the “Friarielli” Broccoli Rabe in extra virgin olive oil by Maida Farm.
    It’s gooood!
    Thanks for visiting my blog!

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